Market Technicians Association - MTA


DEFINITION of 'Market Technicians Association - MTA'

A nonprofit organization that promotes the study of technical analysis and ethical trading practices for current and potential securities professionals. The Market Technicians Association (MTA) also educates the public and investors about technical analysis. The MTA holds seminars and meetings, maintains a technical analysis library and publishes newsletters and journals. It targets its activities towards investment professionals who perform technical analysis with respect to stocks, futures, options, bonds, currencies, derivatives and other investments.

BREAKING DOWN 'Market Technicians Association - MTA'

The MTA administers the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) exam and confers the CMT professional designation after the candidate passes three exams requiring hundreds of hours of study. CMTs have demonstrated expertise in investment research, portfolio analysis and trading in numerous financial instruments and markets. In particular, they must be proficient in analyzing different technical charts and identifying and interpreting price patterns and market trends. CMTs work as traders for exchanges, hedge funds or brokerages; as independent traders; as analysts and as teachers.

  1. Indicator

    Indicators are statistics used to measure current conditions ...
  2. Sell Signal

    An event or condition that alerts investors to dispose of a particular ...
  3. Technical Analyst

    A technical analyst, or technician, is a securities researcher ...
  4. Trade Signal

    A sign, usually based on technical indicators, that it is a good ...
  5. Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA

    A professional designation given by the CFA Institute (formerly ...
  6. Chartered Market Technician - CMT

    A professional designation given by the Market Technicians Association ...
Related Articles
  1. Active Trading

    3 Technical Tools To Improve Your Trading

    Find out how volume, the Aroon indicator and Fibonacci numbers can improve your profits.
  2. Professionals

    Becoming A Chartered Market Technician

    The CMT certification involves three tough exams. Find out what you need to do in order to pass.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Introduction To Technical Analysis Price Patterns

    To "find your game" in technical analysis, you need to be able to recognize reversals and continuations as they form.
  4. Investing

    Using Technical Analysis In The Gold Markets

    The quest for this shiny commodity has made millionaires of paupers and, on the flip side, ruined many an investor.
  5. Active Trading

    Blending Technical And Fundamental Analysis

    Find out how you can combine the best of both strategies to better understand the markets.
  6. Professionals

    Get Technical With A CMT Certification

    Develop the skills you need to trade on your own or to become a technical analyst.
  7. Trading Strategies

    Basics Of Technical Analysis

    Learn how chartists analyze the price movements of the market. We'll introduce you to the most important concepts in this approach.
  8. Chart Advisor

    ChartAdvisor for November 27 2015

    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  9. Chart Advisor

    Pay Attention To These Stock Patterns Playing Out

    The stocks are all moving different types of patterns. A breakout could signal a major price move in the trending direction, or it could reverse the trend.
  10. Chart Advisor

    Now Could Be The Time To Buy IPOs

    There has been lots of hype around the IPO market lately. We'll take a look at whether now is the time to buy.
  1. Do hedge funds invest in commodities?

    There are several hedge funds that invest in commodities. Many hedge funds have broad macroeconomic strategies and invest ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Can mutual funds invest in options and futures?

    Mutual funds invest in not only stocks and fixed-income securities but also options and futures. There exists a separate ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are some of the most common technical indicators that back up Doji patterns?

    The doji candlestick is important enough that Steve Nison devotes an entire chapter to it in his definitive work on candlestick ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. Tame Panic Selling with the Exhausted Selling Model

    The exhausted selling model is a pricing strategy used to identify and trade based off of the price floor of a security. ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Point and Figure Charting Using Count Analysis

    Count analysis is a means of interpreting point and figure charts to measure vertical price movements. Technical analysts ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What assumptions are made when conducting a t-test?

    The common assumptions made when doing a t-test include those regarding the scale of measurement, random sampling, normality ... Read Full Answer >>

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Take A Bath

    A slang term referring to the situation of an investor who has experienced a large loss from an investment or speculative ...
  2. Black Friday

    1. A day of stock market catastrophe. Originally, September 24, 1869, was deemed Black Friday. The crash was sparked by gold ...
  3. Turkey

    Slang for an investment that yields disappointing results or turns out worse than expected. Failed business deals, securities ...
  4. Barefoot Pilgrim

    A slang term for an unsophisticated investor who loses all of his or her wealth by trading equities in the stock market. ...
  5. Quick Ratio

    The quick ratio is an indicator of a company’s short-term liquidity. The quick ratio measures a company’s ability to meet ...
  6. Black Tuesday

    October 29, 1929, when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million ...
Trading Center