Graphical representations of price, volume and/or other data over a period of time. Commonly used in technical analysis are Bar Charts, Line Charts, Point and Figure Charts, Candlestick Charts and Market Profile.
A display or picture of a security that plots price and/or volume (the number of shares sold). The chart is the foundation of technical analysis, and over the years, many different types of charts have been developed.
Chartist A completely different approach from fundamentals to studying share prices, which analyses the price action to predict future price trends. For example, chart followers would expect a share price to keep climbing after it breaks through a 'resistance' level, a price where the shares have turned back repeatedly in the past.