Point & Figure Charts Revisited

by Wayne A. Thorp, CFA

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In the August 2000 issue of the AAII Journal, we introduced the seemingly forgotten art of point and figure charting. These charts illustrate the underlying supply and demand for a security while ignoring the passage of time. You can find this article at the AAII Web site ( using the search tool. Member feedback prompts us to offer this supplement to the article, correcting a few mistakes and more explicitly laying out how the sample point and figure chart was plotted.


The time period for Figure 1 in the August article is mislabeled. The chart for Cisco is stated as covering the period January 4, 1999, through April 31, 1999. This chart, reproduced here in Figure 1, actually covers the time period January 4, 1999, through May 31, 2000.

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Wayne A. Thorp, CFA is a vice president and senior financial analyst at AAII and editor of Computerized Investing. Follow him on Twitter at @AAII_CI.


Jose from Illinois posted over 2 years ago:

Another good online site that is good for Point & Figure charting is, Many of the websites products can be used for free, and membership opens up much more to the individual investor. Not only for P&F but all methods of charting are available. My best to all AAII members future investments.

Wayne from Illinois posted over 2 years ago:

I agree. is highly regarded by CI and is consistently one of our top-reviewed websites for technical analysis and charting.

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