chartist meaning

Pronunciation:   "chartist" in a sentence
Noun: chartist  chaa(r)tist
  1. A stock market analyst who tries to predict market trends from graphs of recent prices of securities
    - technical analyst
Noun: Chartist
  1. A 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people

Derived forms: Chartists, chartists

See also: chart, Chartism

Type of: crusader, market analyst, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer

Encyclopedia: Chartist

AmE / noun [C]


An investment analyst who uses charts of prices and volumes in an attempt to predict what will happen in financial markets. Most chartist analysis is based on the assumption that history repeats itself and that the movements of share prices conform to a small number of repetitive patterns.

Another name for a technical analyst. This is a person who uses charts to identify patterns that can suggest future activity.


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  1. but chartists will not be completely discouraged
  2. beware of the chartist's illusion
  3. i'm not a chartist and this book didn't help me get excited about charting
  4. i always find it extraordinary that so many studies are made of price and volume behavior, the stuff of chartists
  5. the chartist movement was, however, the first nationwide working class movement and drew attention to serious problems

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