Chartered Market Technician - CMT

DEFINITION of 'Chartered Market Technician - CMT'

A professional designation given by the CMT Association, a global credentialing body with nearly 50 years of service to the financial industry. The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) Designation marks the highest level of training within the discipline and is the preeminent designation for practitioners worldwide. Technical analysis provides the tools to successfully navigate the gap between intrinsic value and market price across all asset classes through a disciplined, systematic approach to market behavior and the law of supply and demand. Earning the CMT demonstrates mastery of a core body of knowledge of investment risk in portfolio management; including quantitative approaches to market research and rules based trading system design and testing. We strive to further the profession with diverse opportunities in continuing education, advocacy, ethics awareness, and networking.

BREAKING DOWN 'Chartered Market Technician - CMT'

To be granted the designation, a candidate must pass three examination levels, complete the membership application process, and agree to the CMT Association’s code of ethics. To register for the CMT® Program, individuals must the first join the CMT Association as an affiliate member and then enroll in the CMT Program. After enrolling in the program, candidates can then pay and register for their exam.

For more information about technical analysis education see: cmtassociation.org. CMT® and Chartered Market Technician® are registered trademarks owned by CMT Association.