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Point & Figure Charting

January 17, 2015

I consider myself a fundamental investor, spending my time poring over financial statements, ratios and multiples, as well as analyzing industry trends and competitors. However, I still look at price charts when considering an investment. Even if I am going to buy a stock or ETF (exchange-traded fund) that I plan on holding for months or even years, I use price charts to possibly identify an optimal entry point. If a stock I am looking to buy is in a downtrend, price charts may help me identify when it has found some support. Likewise, if a stock is consistently running into resistance at a certain level, I may hold off to see if it can break through and perhaps start a new uptrend. On the sell side, if I can use charts to squeeze out some additional profits, I am all for it.

There are a number of different types of stocks charts available to investors: simple line charts of closing prices, open-high-low-close bar charts, candlestick charts and more. One chart that I use more than any other is the point & figure chart.

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