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Why History is Important

"Long-range price charts provide a perspective on the market trend that is impossible to achieve with the use of daily charts alone... anyone who is not consulting these longer range charts is missing an enormous amount of valuable price information."

John J. Murphy, CMT
Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets

Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets is one of the three "main books of study" for the Level I CMT exam. It is a widely respected reference for technical analysts. John Murphy provides market commentary from the perspective of technical analysis on CNBC.

Warning: Ignorance of history can be dangerous to your wealth.

Chartered Market Technician

The Accreditation Committee of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) administers a program of continuing education in an effort to raise the standards and to further the professionalism of the practice of technical analysis. The designation of Chartered Market Technician (CMT) is awarded to those who meet the qualifications and standards discussed at the CMT page of the MTA website.

Market Technicians Association

The Market Technicians Association (MTA) is a professional not-for-profit national organization that represents bond, commodity, currency, equity, futures, options and other technicians. Membership currently stands at around 300 members and over 500 affiliates. Although most are located in the U.S., many other countries are represented. In addition, the MTA is a Founding Member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts, Inc. (IFTA).

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