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CMT – Could You Be Earning A Higher Salary?

Posted March 22, 2017 By APTA.org.au

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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 and value generators. The CMT charter puts you on the leading edge of the ever-changing investment industry. And, by earning the CMT charter, you can expect to see improved career prospects.
Top employers of MTA members include Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Charles Schwab and Fidelity.
Top 15 employers of MTA members
“For me personally, the CMT is the most useful and practical study program for investment professionals, by turning the classic forms of analysis upside down. It is critically important that we look at things outside the box. That’s the value CMT education delivers.”
– Will W. Wang, CMT, CFA, CAIA, Director of Barclays Private Bank Advisory North Asia
In the Last 5 Years CMT Charterholders have received:
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Exam Dates:
CMT Level I & II: April 27-29, 2017
CMT Level III: April 27, 2017
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Registration Deadlines:
Deadline to Register & Schedule Level III Exam at Prometric – March 27, 2017
Final Deadline to Register for Level I, II – March 31, 2017
The CMT Program is offered in a self-study format. Each level of the exam contains specific knowledge domains that provide a framework for recognizing and implementing investment and trading opportunity. You can register to take the exam for each level separately. Click here to register now.

The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure

Posted October 8, 2015 By APTA.org.au
The video below is by Jeremy DuPlessis, the foremost authority on the subject of point and figure charting. Jeremy’s discussion will be helpful for those who want to hear this topic clearly explained and demonstrated.
CMT Prep Series: The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure is a webcast presentation by Jermey du Plessis, CMT, FSTA originally held on April 30th, 2014 as part of the MTA‘s Educational Web Series.
Jeremy has been involved with technical analysis since 1981 and founded Indexia Research Ltd to produce technical analysis software. He pioneered the computerisation of Point and Figure charts, in particular the automation of trend & targets and the drawing of log scaled charts in the early 1980s.

In 2001 the company merged with Updata plc in London where Jeremy is now Head of Technical Analysis and Product Development. The company’s software is used worldwide by major banks, fund managers and energy companies. Jeremy joined the MTA in 1987 and was awarded his CMT in 1997. He teaches and lectures on Point and Figure internationally and is the author of The Definitive Guide to Point and Figure.

CMT Program: Technical Analysis and Risk Management

Posted September 29, 2015 By APTA.org.au
Market Technicians Association - MTA
There is still time to register and prepare for the Level I & II CMT exams. Here is an important presentation to assist your studies:
This webinar is a great discussion to help you tackle the Risk Managementquestions that appear throughout the CMT Level II exam. The information is relevant for studying about performance measures, position sizing and exit strategies.
CMT Prep Series: Technical Analysis and Risk Management is a webcast presentation by Charles Kirkpatrick, CMT originally held on February 19th, 2014 as part of the MTA’s Educational Web Series.
The registration deadline for Level I and II CMT exams has been extended to September 30, 2015. However, we strongly advise that you register as soon as possible.  Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is outpacing prior years so you may encounter difficulties securing your preferred time and test center.

Please contact the MTA at +1.646.652.3300 or email admin@mta.org with any questions.

Throughout his 45 years in the investment field, the national media and his peers have recognized Charles D. Kirkpatrick II.  He has been featured on Wall $treet Week, CNBC, and in the magazine  Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Futures magazine, Money magazine and The New York Times, and has written articles for Barron’s and the Market Technicians Journal.  He is the only person to win the annual Charles H. Dow Award twice, for articles on technical analysis in 1993 and 2001.  In 2008, he won the Market Technicians Association Annual Award for “outstanding contributions to the field of technical analysis.”

He has been a featured speaker before such professional organizations as the New York Society of Security Analysts, Financial Analysts Federation, Market Technicians Association, the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, and numerous colleges and universities. He is a Chartered Market Technician, a past elected and former Board Member of the Market Technicians Association, former Board Member of the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation, former editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis and Chairman of the MTAEF’s Academic Liaison Committee, responsible for the development of courses in technical analysis at major business schools.

In 1970 Mr. Kirkpatrick co-founded the Market Forecasting division of Lynch, Jones & Ryan and in 1978 his own market forecasting and brokerage firm, Kirkpatrick & Company, Inc., which published an investment-strategy letter, provided computerized stock-selection methods to institutional portfolio managers, managed a hedge fund, and traded options on the PHLX and CBOE.  While currently retired from the investment management, brokerage and trading businesses, he continues to publish his Market Strategist letter, calculate his award-winning stock-selection lists, write books and articles on trading and investing, and as an Adjunct Professor of Finance, teach technical analysis at Brandeis University International Business School.

A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard College (AB), and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (MBA), Mr. Kirkpatrick lives in Kittery, Maine.
Level I & Level II:
October 15-17, 2015

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Registration Deadline Extended:

September 30, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
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The Best Way to Prepare for the
CMT Level II Exam

Hosted by CMT Program Managing Director, Gordon Scott, CMT

The CMT Level II test is an important exam because it qualifies a member for the Series 86 exemption. In this Webinar Gordon Scott, Managing Director of the CMT Program for the Market Technicians Association, will breakdown some of the more easily misunderstood areas of study on this exam. Don’t make the same mistakes as others! Know your material.
Test Preparation
Test Prep
Give yourself an edge in studying for the exam with prep materials.
Body of Knowledge
Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge outlines all information covered on each exam.
Questions
Need Help?
Contact Marie Penza with your questions at (646) 652-3300 x12.
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CMT Program: The Elliott Wave Principal with Wayne Gorman

Posted September 29, 2015 By APTA.org.au
Market Technicians Association - MTA
There is still time to register and prepare for the Level I & II CMT exams. Here is an important presentation to assist your studies:
The Level 1 exam newly features more than half a dozen questions on the topic of Elliott Wave Principle (EWP). The video below is a great example of how someone uses Elliott Wave in practice to help you put together a more complete understanding of what you are trying to do.
CMT Prep Series: The Elliot Wave Principal is a webcast presentation by Wayne Gorman
originally held on March 26th, 2014 as part of the MTA’s Educational Web Series.
The registration deadline for Level I and II CMT exams has been extended to September 30, 2015. However, we strongly advise that you register as soon as possible.  Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is outpacing prior years so you may encounter difficulties securing your preferred time and test center.

Please contact the MTA at +1.646.652.3300 or email admin@mta.org with any questions.

Wayne Gorman is Senior Tutorial Instructor at Elliott Wave International. With more than 30 years of experience as a risk manager and trader, he began his career at Citibank managing money market and derivative portfolios, and then went on to forex trading and various treasury management roles in London and New York.
Wayne has been using the Wave Principle since 1986, and traded full time with his own capital for more than four years. He has worked exclusively with Elliott Wave International since 2002.
Known for his ability to explain the logic behind technical and contrarian trading methods in a careful and understated manner, Wayne is a consummate Elliottician. His experiences helped him develop an impressive breadth of educational materials, which any trader can use to learn Elliott wave analysis successfully.
Level I & Level II:
October 15-17, 2015

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Registration Deadline Extended:

September 30, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
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MTABlueCMTNewsletter.jpg
The Best Way to Prepare for the
CMT Level I Exam

Hosted by CMT Program Managing Director, Gordon Scott, CMT
Candidates may be skeptical about whether they can pass their next exam if they haven’t begun studying yet, but if they knew what is in the new curriculum, they wouldn’t be skeptical—they’d know they could do it!
– Gordon Scott, Managing Director of the CMT Program.

This presentation will provide resolution to candidates’ outstanding questions. Gordon will provide an overview of the new curriculum and highlight some of the novel ways it can be used to prepare.
Test Preparation
Test Prep
Give yourself an edge in studying for the exam with prep materials.
Body of Knowledge
Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge outlines all information covered on each exam.
Questions
Need Help?
Contact Marie Penza with your questions at (646) 652-3300 x12.
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There is still time to register and prepare for the Level I & II CMT exams. Here is an important presentation to assist your studies:
This webinar covers critical information about business cycles, sector rotation and forecasting. This information will help students for both of the Level I and Level II exams. It is also an excellent opportunity to hear Martin Pring give his market perspective and his outlook for coming years.
CMT Prep Series: Technical Analysis Explained is a webcast presentation by Martin J. Pring
originally held on February 26th, 2014 as part of the MTA’s Educational Web Series.
The registration deadline for Level I and II CMT exams has been extended to September 30, 2015. However, we strongly advise that you register as soon as possible.  Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is outpacing prior years so you may encounter difficulties securing your preferred time and test center.

Please contact the MTA at +1.646.652.3300 or email admin@mta.org with any questions.

Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. In 1981, he founded Pring Research and began providing research for financial institutions and individual investors around the world.
Described by Barron’s as a “technician’s technician”, Martin’s articles have been featured in Barron’s, and he has been quoted in The Wall St. Journal, International Herald Tribune, The New York Post and Los Angeles Times newspapers and the National Review.
He is widely acclaimed by his peers and has received the Canadian Technical Society’s Jack Frost Memorial Award as well as the MTA’s coveted Annual Award. He has also been made an honorary member of the Swiss technical Society.
For many years, Martin’s primary interest has been educating students of technical analysis in the basic and finer points of this art. He enjoys mentoring students of technical analysis from the college level to professionals already in the field, sharing the wealth of knowledge he has gained through his own experience and research. In this regard, he has spoken on technical analysis to the Darden Business School, Golden Gate University, and University of Richmond, VA.
Level I & Level II:
October 15-17, 2015

MTARedButtonRegisterNow.jpg

Registration Deadline Extended:

September 30, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
BlueCMTebooksNowAvailable.jpg
MTABlueCMTNewsletter.jpg
The Best Way to Prepare for the
CMT Level I Exam

Hosted by CMT Program Managing Director, Gordon Scott, CMT
Candidates may be skeptical about whether they can pass their next exam if they haven’t begun studying yet, but if they knew what is in the new curriculum, they wouldn’t be skeptical—they’d know they could do it!
– Gordon Scott, Managing Director of the CMT Program.

This presentation will provide resolution to candidates’ outstanding questions. Gordon will provide an overview of the new curriculum and highlight some of the novel ways it can be used to prepare.
Test Preparation
Test Prep
Give yourself an edge in studying for the exam with prep materials.
Body of Knowledge
Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge outlines all information covered on each exam.
Questions
Need Help?
Contact Marie Penza with your questions at (646) 652-3300 x12.
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CMT Level I: 69 Minutes to Prepare for Your Exam

Posted September 25, 2015 By APTA.org.au
Market Technicians Association - MTA
There is still time to register and prepare for the Level I & II CMT exams. Here is an important presentation to assist your studies:
The Level I exam has a slightly increased emphasis on Risk Management. Author Perry Kaufmann explains the key items from his book that you need to know on Risk Management topics and other statistical analysis topics. Click below to view his presentation.
CMT Prep Series: Risk, Volume, Open Interest, and Breadth is a webcast presentation by Perry Kaufman originally held on March 12th, 2014 as part of the MTA’s Educational Web Series.
The registration deadline for Level I and II CMT exams has been extended to September 30, 2015. However, we strongly advise that you register as soon as possible.  Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis and enrollment is outpacing prior years so you may encounter difficulties securing your preferred time and test center.

Please contact the MTA at +1.646.652.3300 or email admin@mta.org with any questions.

Perry J Kaufman writes extensively on markets and strategies. He began his career as a “rocket scientist,” first working on the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-1), the predecessor of the Hubble Observatory, and then on the navigation for Gemini, later used for Apollo missions, and subsequently in military reconnaissance.  In 1971, he became involved in the futures markets and has remained there. The earliest systematic programs used exponential smoothing and moving average trends, a technique developed in Aerospace for estimating the path of missiles.
In 1975, his company was bought by an agribusiness conglomerate in Illinois and he spent three years successfully developing and marketing commercial hedging services for large farmers. He then moved to New York where he developed the most successful in-house commodity investment program for Prudential-Bache. At  the same time, he co-founded The Journal of Futures Markets. From 1980 through 1991, Perry headed the systematic trading for Transworld Oil, Limited (Bermuda), which traded the largest proprietary account in futures markets in the world.
From 1992 to 1999, Mr Kaufman was a principal and Head of Research for Drapeau Advisors, a U.S. CTA focused on short-term trading. The company was sold to ED&F Man in 1998, to become Man-Drapeau Research, Pte (Singapore), after accumulating a nearly 3.0 Information Ratio. From 2000, Mr Kaufman’s  consulting business served clients such as Cinergy’s proprietary trading group, Graham Capital Management, and Mizuho’s Alternative Investments.
Level I & Level II:
October 15-17, 2015

MTARedButtonRegisterNow.jpg

Registration Deadline Extended:

September 30, 2015
2:00 PM EDT
BlueCMTebooksNowAvailable.jpg
MTABlueCMTNewsletter.jpg
The Best Way to Prepare for the
CMT Level I Exam

Hosted by CMT Program Managing Director, Gordon Scott, CMT
Candidates may be skeptical about whether they can pass their next exam if they haven’t begun studying yet, but if they knew what is in the new curriculum, they wouldn’t be skeptical—they’d know they could do it!
– Gordon Scott, Managing Director of the CMT Program.

This presentation will provide resolution to candidates’ outstanding questions. Gordon will provide an overview of the new curriculum and highlight some of the novel ways it can be used to prepare.
Test Preparation
Test Prep
Give yourself an edge in studying for the exam with prep materials.
Body of Knowledge
Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge outlines all information covered on each exam.
Questions
Need Help?
Contact Marie Penza with your questions at (646) 652-3300 x12.
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CMT Program – Ethics Continuity

Posted July 17, 2015 By APTA.org.au
Market Technicians Association - MTA
Do you already hold the CFA or CAIA designations? Leverage your prior study of financial ethics. The MTA recently adopted the CFA Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct for use in the CMT Program curriculum published by Wiley. Be assured that CMT charterholders’ ethics are current with the best industry standard for ethics instruction.

“The essence of investment management is the management
of risks, not the management of returns.”
– Benjamin Graham

Following a recent partnership agreement, the Market Technicians Association and CFA Institute now follow a single Code and Standards benefitting the global financial community by setting high standards of education, integrity, and professional excellence. The original MTA Code of Ethics was comprehensive and covered all of the important standards of professional behavior. The shortcoming was a lack of case studies and examples of how to apply the Code. This licensing agreement makes all of the CFAI’s Code and Standards developed over several decades available to MTA members. For CMT candidates, this licensing agreement provides clear readings which will make studying for the exam a more efficient process.

A more detailed description of the rationale, adoption process effect on the CMT Program, and code and standards resources for candidates is available online by visiting: www.mta/code-of-ethics.com

The October 2015 CMT Registration Is Open 

Registration for the October 2015 administration of the CMT exams is now open. The CMT Level I & II exams will be offered worldwide October 15-17, 2015. The CMT Level III exam will be offered on October 15, 2015. Whether you are progressing through the CMT Program or need to retake a previous exam, please register today.

In order to secure your preferred time, date, and test center location it is strongly suggested that you register as soon as possible.

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CMT Program – Timely Expertise

Posted July 2, 2015 By APTA.org.au
Market Technicians Association - MTA
Demonstrate your capacity for alpha generation and risk management through an applied curriculum. The CMT body of knowledge is reviewed for continuous improvement so that it comprises best practices and current methods of practitioners around the world. CMT charterholders not only know what to look for in an investment opportunity, but they also know where and when to look for it.

CMT curriculum by level (chart)

Visit the Body of Knowledge to learn more about what candidates will learn, the benefits of CMT study, a breakdown of the topics covered, the corresponding exam weightings, a list of required readings, as well as information about how the body of knowledge was developed.

The October 2015 CMT Registration Is Open 

Registration for the October 2015 administration of the CMT exams is now open. The CMT Level I & II exams will be offered worldwide October 15-17, 2015. The CMT Level III exam will be offered on October 15, 2015. Whether you are progressing through the CMT Program or need to retake a previous exam, please register today.

In order to secure your preferred time, date, and test center location it is strongly suggested that you register as soon as possible.

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