Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stock-market specialist who uses charts and graphs to interpret market action, predict trends, or forecast price movements of individual stocks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A financial analyst who attempts to predict future movements in the prices of shares or other financial instruments by looking for patterns in charts of historical data.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A supporter or partisan of chartism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a body of political reformers (chiefly working men) that sprang up in England about the year 1838.
  • Of or pertaining to the Chartists; connected with Chartism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
  • n. a stock market analyst who tries to predict market trends from graphs of recent prices of securities

Etymologies

chart +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those of a more nervous disposition might find long-term chartist Martin Pring's typically more white-knuckled weekly comment on Friday more effective comfort: Things look pretty good for the iPath DJ-UBS Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN

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  • Long-term chartist Martin Pring had the same thought in his Monthly, published this weekend: The Gold Miners ETF, the GDX, has been lagging the metal quite badly.

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  • Many readers would probably believe the predictions of a tea leaf reader before those of a "chartist".

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  • "chartist," trying to predict the movements of stock prices by studying charts of past movements ...

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  • After consolidation, draw the topside trend line first, completing the formation with the duplicate bottom trend line giving the chartist the flag boundaries.

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  • In order to establish the formation initially, it is recommended that the chartist draw the topside trend line first.

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  • Benbow, a chartist, who was one of the earliest pamphleteers to articulate the idea of a labour theory of value, called for a whole month's holiday to promote the happiness and liberty of all mankind.

    In praise of… a grand national holiday | Editorial

  • Now I'm no chartist so I don't claim to know or even trust the ideas of resistance levels and such especially (when a mania may be manifesting), but I have to think that $20 dollars is going to be a major psychological barrier and if it can be passed with ease that $18 and $19 was, this will point to blue sky and profits.

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  • He has always eschewed short-selling, punting on derivatives, market guesses and chartist strategies, believing them to be inherently dangerous and unsustainable.

    James Berman: Warren Buffett Unplugged

  • However they should not be oversold for what they are not – they are not a solid long term predictive tool for dynamical parameters of the climate system exactly like chartist methods are not a predictive tool for the evolution of a stock exchange .

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems « Climate Audit

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