Why Become A CMT Charterholder
Investment decisions are best made when devoid of emotional or behavioral biases. That’s why a thorough understanding of technical analysis is so essential and effective when evaluating potential investments.
Acquire Technical Analysis Skills
Technical analysis is an essential research methodology used by institutional analysts, strategists and portfolio managers. It often complements quantitative, fundamental and macro-economic methods. In recent years, it has become a cornerstone of the investment management industry.
The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation is bestowed by the nonprofit, U.S.-based CMT Association and is fast becoming the premier designation for technical analysts globally due to the rigorous program and the credentialing process. The MTA began to develop the CMT program in 1985 and has consistently added to and updated its curriculum to reflect the latest market practices.
The Chartered Market Technician® (CMT) designation certifies to the exchanges, the investment community and the public that the investment professional has mastered the full and comprehensive body of technical analysis skills.
Among the skills you must master in the CMT program:
- Chart Analysis
- Technical Investment Strategies
- System Testing
- Statistical Analysis
- Risk Management
- Asset Relationships
- Portfolio Management
- Behavioral Finance
Adding the CMT charter to your professional credentials shows both employers and clients that your investment management recommendations are backed by a disciplined, systematic approach to assessing market prices.
Stand Out In A Crowded Job Market
Becoming a CMT charterholder makes you part of an exclusive community of investment professionals who are recognized globally as true specialists in technical analysis. The CMT charter puts you on the leading edge of the ever-changing investment industry.
By earning the CMT charter, you can expect to see improved career prospects. In the U.S. alone, the number of jobs requiring the CMT charter to grow more than 16% through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In 2014, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an analyst with the CMT credential was an attractive $78,620. So, not only is demand high for CMT charterholders, but they’re also being paid a premium for their skills.
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