About IFTA

The International Federation of Technical Analysts was incorporated in 1986 and is a global organisation of market analysis societies and associations. IFTA is an international non-profit organisation with member societies in 24 countries. The International Federation of Technical Analysts offers certification to technical analysts around the world.

The four main goals of IFTA are to:

  • Provide a centralized international exchange for information, data, business practices, local customs and all matters related to technical analysis in various financial centres.
  • Provide meetings and encourage the interchange of material, ideas and information for the purpose of adding to the knowledge of colleagues of individual societies and associations.
  • Foster the establishment of local (country) societies of technical analysts around the world.
  • Encourage the highest standards of professional ethics and competence among technical analysts worldwide.

IFTA Member Societies

Country Society Society Name Website
Australia ATAA Australian Technical Analysts Association www.ataa.com.au
Canada CSTA Canadian Society of Technical Analysts www.csta.org
Egypt ESTA The Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts www.estaegypt.org
France AFATE Association Francaise des Analystes Techniques www.afate.com
Germany VTAD Vereinigung Technischer Analysten Deutschlands e.V. www.vtad.de/
Hong Kong FTAA* Financial Technical Analyst Association www.ftaa.org.hk
India ATA The Association of Technical Analysts www.taindia.org
Indonesia AATI Asosiasi Analis Teknikal Indonesia
Italy SIAT Societa Italiana di Analisi Tecnica www.siat.org
Japan NTAA Nippon Technical Analysts Association www.ntaa.org.jp
Lebanon LSTA Lebanese Society of Technical Analysts www.lstalebanon.com/
Malaysia MATA* Malaysian Association of Technical Analysts site.malaysianchartist.com
Netherlands DCTA Dutch Commission of Technical Analysis www.vbabeleggingsprofessionals.nl/platform
New Zealand STANZ Society of Technical Analysts of New Zealand www.stanz.co.nz/
Nigeria TASN Technical Analyst Society, Nigeria www.tasnigeria.org
Romania AATROM Asociatia Analistilor Tehnici din Romania www.aatrom.org
Scandinavia STAF Scandinavian Technical Analysts Federation www.staf.nu
Singapore TASS Technical Analysts Society Singapore www.tass.org.sg/
South Africa TASSA Technical Analysts’ Society of Southern Africa www.tassa.org.za
Spain IEATEC Instituto Español de Analistas Tecnicos y Cuantitativos www.ieatec.es
Switzerland SAMT Swiss Association of Market Technicians www.samt-org.ch
Tunisia ATAT* Association Tusisienne des Analystes Technique
United Kingdom STA Society of Technical Analysts Ltd. www.sta-uk.org/
United States TSAASF Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco www.tsaasf.org
United States AAPTA American Association of Professional Technical Analysts www.aapta.com

Member Societies marked with an “*” are Developing Societies