CMT Association

DEFINITION of 'CMT Association'

The CMT Association is 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 of technical analysis 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.


The CMT Association administers the CMT® Program and confers the CMT professional designation after the candidate passes three exams requiring hundreds of hours of study. Those holding the CMT® Designation 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. Charter holders work as traders for exchanges, hedge funds or brokerages; as independent traders; as analysts and as teachers. Additionally, there are continuing education opportunities through daily, monthly, and annual publications, online webcasts, seminars, and live events which further enhance the unique capacity to advance the discipline of technical analysis among industry professionals.

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