IFTA’s Master of Financial Technical Analysis (MFTA) requires an original body of research. It is intended to be a rigorous demonstration of professionalism in the global arena of technical analysis.

It is anticipated that most candidates for MFTA will have some academic background, and this should convey the high standard against which these papers will be judged.


In order to complete this level and receive your MFTA Diploma, you must write a research paper of no less than three thousand and no more than five thousand words. Charts, figures and tables may be presented in addition.

Your paper must meet the following criteria:

  • It must be original;
  • It must develop a reasoned and logical argument and lead to a sound conclusion supported    by the tests, studies and analysis contained in the paper;
  • The subject matter should be of practical application, and
  • It should add to the body of knowledge in the discipline of international technical analysis.

Cost of the exam is:

IFTA Member Colleagues
$900 US

$1,100 US