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Point & Figure Charts

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by AAII Staff

Stock charts are an easy way to keep track of a stock’s price. However, there is more than one way to plot a stock’s price and each method affords a different perspective on the stock’s price history. One of our personal favorites is the point & figure chart, which eliminates the passage of time from the equation. This installment of Technically Speaking will discuss this unique charting method.

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Robert from TX posted over 3 years ago:

As mentioned in the article, P&F charts are available at http://stockcharts.com/. They also have very extensive material on how to use P&F charts. There is a free service and a couple of reasonably priced higher-level services. The free service is more than enough to get started with P&F charting.

I have no affiliation with stockcharts.com other than as a satisfied customer.

They also have nice bar charts.


Merwyn from MA posted over 3 years ago:

Thanks for the post! Very informative. I have not used p&s before, usually candlesticks, but I intend to give it a try now.
More suited to longer term investments.


Tom Connell from CT posted over 3 years ago:

I find that P & F charting, used together with MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands is usefull--after other screening creates a "short list" of candidates--for checking if a specific stock is at a good buy/sell point. I recommend Stockcharts.com. However,to me,P& F does not seem to be useful in establishing the RATE/MOMENTUM of gain or loss to help in estimating if the stock is statisticaly worth it--either as long buy or short sell.


Tom Connell from CT posted over 3 years ago:

I find that P & F charting, used together with MACD, RSI and Bollinger Bands is usefull--after other screening creates a "short list" of candidates--for checking if a specific stock is at a good buy/sell point. I recommend Stockcharts.com. However,to me,P& F does not seem to be useful in establishing the RATE/MOMENTUM of gain or loss to help in estimating if the stock is statisticaly worth it--either as long buy or short sell.


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