he Swiss Association of Market Technicians (SAMT) is a non-profit organisation (Civil Code Art 60ff) of market analysis professionals in Switzerland founded in 1987. SAMT is a member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA).

echnical analysis is the study of prices and markets. It examines price behavior on an emprirical and statistical basis. It extends to the study of all published information on price trends, volatility, momentum, cycles and the interrelationship of prices, volume, breadth, sentiment and liquidity. A comprehensive understanting of technical analysis requires a knowledge of statistics and pattern recognition, a familiarity with financial history and cycles.

AMT encourages the development of technical analysis and the education of the financial community in the uses and applications of technical research and its value in the formulation of investment and trading decisions. The SAMT has a wide range of activities including:

  • The organisation of meetings on a broad range of technical subjects encouraging the exchange of information and knowledge of technical analysis for the purpose of adding to the knowledge of the members.

  • Preparing its members to sit for the Diploma in International Technical Analysis (a professional certification named "Certified Financial Technician" (CFTe) and a Masters level degree called "Master of Financial Technical Analysis," (MFTA) in Switzerland. These exams are controlled by the IFTA.

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