The use of charts to analyze market behavior and anticipate future price movements. Those who use charting as a trading method plot such factors as high, low, and settlement prices; average price movements; volume; and open interest. Two basic price charts are bar charts and point-and-figure charts. Anticipating future price movement using historical prices, trading volume, open interest and other trading data to study price patterns. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
When technicians analyze the futures markets, they employ graphs and charts to plot the price movements, volume, open interest, or other statistical indicators of price movement.
See also technical analysis and bar chart. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
The use of graphs and charts in the technical analysis of futures and options markets to plot trends of price movements, average movements of price, and volume and open interest. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
Chartists believe that investment opportunities can be spotted by analysing changes in share price trends. Financial Services Glossary

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   Used in technical analysis, charting is a set of techniques used to plot volume, open interest, price movements, settlement prices and other indicators to anticipate share price movements.
   ► See also Technical Analysis.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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