Market Tech Lab

What is Technical Analysis

Briefly, Technical Analysis provides the tools to analyze the stock market through the economic principle of supply and demand and behavioral finance theory by relying on historical market patterns and price action as represented through charts.

For more about Technical Analysis, please see Market Tech Lab's History of Technical Analysis section and our Technical Analysis Body of Knowledge (coming soon).

About Market Tech Lab

Market Tech Lab was created to assist students of Technical Analysis, usually candidates of the CMT (Chartered Market Technician) examinations, and has been serving students and avid market learners in over 20 countries around the world since 2009. Market Tech Lab seeks to support all purveyors of technical analysis, and our hope is to create more knowledge and more success for those interested in the field.

About the CMT

The Chartered Market Technician or “CMT” is a professional accreditation developed by the Market Technician’s Association (MTA) designating comprehensive proficiency in technical analysis in multiple financial markets. The CMT is recognized by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) as the only financial exam to qualify for the Series 86 (Licensed Financial Research Analyst). The CMT exam is offered by the MTA every 6 months and candidates must pass three exams, two multiple choice and one written exam. For more information on the CMT Exam and becoming a member with the MTA, please visit The CMT Program General.

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