I've been charting the market for 22 years and now I can finally say I am legitimate. I have just received my CMT (chartered market technician) designation. For anyone working in this business - and that includes individual investors - I recommend the CMT program, if not for the three letters you can add after your name but for the knowledge you will gain during the process.
Visit www.mta.org for more details. And no, they did not pay me or even ask me for the plug.