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.

Member Societies


Country Society Society Name Member Since Website
Australia ATAA Australian Technical Analysts Association June 1990
Canada CSTA Canadian Society of Technical Analysts January 1986
Egypt ESTA The Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts May 2000
France AFATE Association Francaise des Analystes Techniques January 1986
Germany VTAD Vereinigung Technischer Analysten Deutschlands e.V. June 1992
Hong Kong FTAA Financial Technical Analysts Association April 2014
India ATA The Association of Technical Analysts May 2009
Indonesia AATI Asosiasi Analis Teknikal Indonesia December 1994
Italy SIAT Societa Italiana di Analisi Tecnica December 1986
Japan NTAA Nippon Technical Analysts Association January 1986
Lebanon LSTA Lebanese Society of Technical Analysts August 2010
Malaysia MATA Malaysian Association of Technical Analysts October 2014
New Zealand STANZ Society of Technical Analysts of New Zealand January 2011
Nigeria TASN Technical Analyst Society, Nigeria October 2010
Romania AATROM Asociatia Analistilor Tehnici din Romania November 2008
Scandinavia STAF Scandinavian Technical Analysts Federation January 1986
Singapore TASS Technical Analysts Society Singapore October 2002
South Africa TASSA Technical Analysts’ Society of Southern Africa December 2007
Spain IEATEC Instituto Español de Analistas Tecnicos y Cuantitativos October 2013
Switzerland SAMT Swiss Association of Market Technicians January 1986
United Kingdom STA Society of Technical Analysts Ltd. January 1986
United States TSAASF Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco January 1986
United States AAPTA American Association of Professional Technical Analysts April 2006

Developing Member Societies


Country Society Society Name Member Since Website
India ATMA Association of Technical Market Analysts August 2017
Ghana BSG Bastiat Society Ghana June 2017