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Point & Figure Charting

Introduction

Welcome to the P&F Home Page. Here you will find links to the P&F resources available at StockCharts.com. We offer a variety of P&F charting styles as well as a series of articles covering many details of P&F chart analysis. These include basic construction, scaling, timeframes, classic patterns, trend lines, price objectives and chart settings. Each article contains numerous real-world chart examples.

P&F Basics

Classic Patterns

With well over a dozen P&F patterns, there is often an active pattern or pattern developing on a P&F chart. Identifying these patterns and the confirming breakout form an essential part of the P&F analysis process.

Price Objectives

Price Objectives can be formulated from classic P&F patterns and basic price movements. Chartists can also compute their own Price Objectives using the Vertical Count Method or the Horizontal Count Method.

P&F Indicators

Chartists can apply trend lines, moving averages, Bollinger Bands and Volume-by-Price to P&F charts at StockCharts.com. While the basic formulas and principles remain the same, P&F indicators are unique and different from their bar chart cousins.

* P&F Trend Lines - P&F trend lines are unique because they are drawn at a specific angle to represent a certain rate of ascent or descent. This article shows how automatic trend lines appear, when they reverse and how to identify a break.

* P&F Indicators - Moving averages, Bollinger Bands and Volume-by-Price are overlays that can to placed on the P&F price plot. This article shows chartists how to interpret these indicators on P&F Charts.

Scans and Alerts

P&F Pattern Alerts can be found at end of the Predefined Scans Page. These are based on daily data. StockCharts.com provides daily alerts for more than 15 P&F patterns on various exchanges. Click here for an overview of the patterns used for P&F Alerts.

Chartists can also scan for specific P&F patterns using daily data and the drop-down menu for P&F Patterns on the Advanced Scan Workbench. Over 20 P&F patterns and criteria are included in this drop-down menu. Users can combine these P&F patterns with other non-P&F criteria to create truly unique scans.

P&F User-defined Scans