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Definition of "chartist" [chart•ist]

  • A stock-market specialist who uses charts and graphs to interpret market action, predict trends, or forecast price movements of individual stocks. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chartist" in a sentence
  • "Those of a more nervous disposition might find long-term chartist Martin Pring's typically more white-knuckled weekly comment on Friday more effective comfort: Things look pretty good for the iPath DJ-UBS Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN"
  • "Long-term chartist Martin Pring had the same thought in his Monthly, published this weekend: The Gold Miners ETF, the GDX, has been lagging the metal quite badly."
  • "Many readers would probably believe the predictions of a tea leaf reader before those of a "chartist"."