The International Federation of Technical Analysts was incorporated in 1986 and is a global organization of market analysis societies and associations. IFTA is an international non-profit organization with member societies in 26 countries. The International Federation of Technical Analysts offers certification to technical analysts around the world.
The IFTA offers two certifications:
Is the systematic method of analyzing financial instruments, including securities, futures and interest rate products, with only market-delivered information such as price, volume, volatility and open interest. The tools of technical analysis are measurements and derivatives of price, for example on-balance volume, price oscillators, momentum measurements and pattern recognition. A Technical Analyst applies such tools for forecasting and timing the trading and investing in financial instruments. Technical Analysis is a universal discipline.