After almost 3 years of intense study and enormous commitment of time I am incredibly thrilled to let you know I have just received acceptance by the MTA Board of Directors as a Member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA). Along with this acceptance came the award of the prestigious CMT (Chartered Market Technician) designation which is considered the gold standard for technical analysis. To put this in perspective I am one of less than 1900 people worldwide to have been issued this since its founding in 1989.
I do have to admit that without question that this was the most challenging, demanding and humbling educational/learning experiences I have been involved in. If you look at the list of my credentials this is saying a lot. As such, it is the one I am most proud of.
The CMT is the only technical analysis training designed by professionals, for professionals. While there are countless technical analysis training programs available, only the CMT is designed to provide broad exposure to the classic literature in the field while emphasizing state-of-the-art analytical techniques. Over the past year while preparing for the final, level 3 exam, we have been working hard behind the scenes revamping both our investment methodology and process to incorporate the new found knowledge and expertise. In my opinion it could not come at a better time as the investment world is rapidly changing and advisers who don’t recognize it and adapt will likely be woefully unprepared for what I believe is likely ahead.