Point and figure chart

 

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Point and figure chart

A price-only chart that takes into account only whole integer changes in price, i.e., a 2-point change. Point and figure charting disregards the element of time and is used solely to record changes in price.



Point and figure chart

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Figure

Figure

Refers to details about price including the bid and ofter. See: Handle


Point and figure

Point and figure

A type of charting used by technical analysts which differentiates itself from other charting methods by only plotting significant price changes.A point and figure chart has price on the Y-axis and time on the X-axis, but the time function is not regular because prices are only plotted on the chart when they represent significant movements. To plot a point and figure chart, therefore, you first need to decide what is significant - 2p, 5p of whatever amount you choose for the share concerned. Whenever a price rise of that increment occurs, you mark the chart with an X, and you continue marking it vertically as long as the changes are heading in the same direction (i.e. up). When they change direction and start heading down you start a new line on the X axis and mark the chart with a O.The idea behind point and figure is that by ignoring trivial price fluctuations, the overall trend is made much clearer. What you see on the chart is a clear pattern of significant price movements up and down.


At the figure

At the figure

In context of general equities, at the whole integer price (excluding the fraction) closest to the side of the market (bi../../finance-glossary/ask) being discussed. At the full.




 
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