Welcome to the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts

The American Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA) is the premier U.S. society for professional financial technical analysts to engage in networking, open dialogue and thought-provoking in-person meetings.

A non-profit association incorporated in 2004, AAPTA provides a forum for its members to share research and resources, exchange ideas on Technical Analysis and the markets, and facilitate the highest level of professionalism in our field.  Our membership includes industry thought leaders - money managers, analysts, advisors and traders - who subscribe to the pursuit of sharing and improving the technical tools and data used to analyze supply/demand imbalances in the markets.

As a member society of the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), AAPTA members benefit from the IFTA professional certification program, Certified Financial Technician (CFTe), and Master of Financial Technical Analysis (MFTA), as well as webinars, international conferences, and other benefits offered exclusively to members of IFTA-affiliated societies around the globe.

AAPTA is a proud member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts. For information on AAPTA membership, please contact us at [email protected].

What our Members have to say about AAPTA! 

Greg Morris"The Association of Professional Technical Analysts (AAPTA) offers those of us who have been employed as a technical analyst to focus on subjects that are of particular interest to us. Our annual conference is second to none."  Greg Morris

Charles D Kirkpatrick"AAPTA is the ultimate technical analysis group of professionals interacting with professionals and thus is my favorite of such organizations." Charles D. Kirkpatrick

Linda Bradford Raschke"I am grateful for the professional forum that AAPTA has provided for me to share research and ideas with my peers." Linda Raschke

Cynthia Kase"The AAPTA brings me in contact with high caliber, professional technicians. The level of camaraderie, communication and collegiality is outstanding."  Cynthia Kase

Louise Yamada"I find the interchange to be amazingly generous, feeling I have been less active in this than some others, but appreciate it all." Louise Yamada

Larry McMillan"My favorite part of being an AAPTA member is being able to attend the conferences and workshops, where not only is there an exchange of excellent ideas (I always learn something), but there is plenty of camaraderie and fun as well."  Larry McMillan