chart·​ist | \ ˈchär-tist How to pronounce chartist (audio) \

Definition of chartist

1 : an analyst of market action whose predictions of market courses are based on study of graphic presentations of past market performance

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Recent Examples on the Web Only in hindsight can chartists date the bull market back to the low point of the bear market. Rob Curran, WSJ, "Test Your Smarts on...Stock-Market Cycles," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of chartist

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chartist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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