Chartist

Chartist is another name for a technical analyst. A chartist is a person who uses charts to identify patterns that can suggest future activity.

Chartist

Chartist is another name for a technical analyst. A chartist is a person who uses charts to identify patterns that can suggest future activity.


Chartist Definition

Chartists generally believe that price movements in a security are not random, but can be predicted through a study of past trends and other technical analysis. A chartist may or may not combine fundamental analysis with technical analysis when assessing whether to buy or sell a stock or security.

Those who combine both disciplines maintain that while fundamental analysis helps in deciding which stock or security to buy or sell, the optimal application of technical analysis is in deciding when to buy or sell the stock or security.

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