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 CMT program was first introduced 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:
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.
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 a 2018 survey conducted by the CMT Association, CMT Charterholders have a median salary of over $200,000. Not only is there a demand for CMT Charterholders but they are being paid a premium for their skills.