A person who uses charts of financial data to predict future trends and to guide investment strategies.
- The chartists, the people employed by the world investment banks to survey long-term market trends, are getting rather excited about March 11.
- Technical analysts - also known as chartists - try to figure out whether prices will go up or down by looking at patterns in graphs of recent prices.
- Oil has twice pushed to the mid-fifties range and sold off violently, leading many chartists to assume that a double top is forming.
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- In short, fundamental analysis tries to estimate what a stock should sell for, while technical analysis - chartism - tries to judge what other investors think it will sell for.
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