Chartist (occupation)

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A chartist (also known as a technical trader or technical analyst) is one who utilizes charts to assess patterns of activity that might be helpful in making predictions. Most commonly, chartists use technical analysis in the financial world to evaluate financial securities.[1] For example, a chartist may plot past values of stock prices in an attempt to denote a trend from which he or she might infer future stock prices. The chartist's philosophy is that "history repeats itself".[2] Technical analysis assumes that a stock's price reflects all that is known about a company at any given point in time.[disputed ]

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  1. ^ "* Chartist (Stock market) - Definition,meaning - Online Encyclopedia".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2008-11-30.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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