Ask Colin

POINT AND FIGURE CHARTING

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  1. In your book you say you used to keep point and figure charts, but no longer. What do you think of them now?
  2. Do you know a subscription website listing Australian shares point and figure charts?
  3. What size graph paper is best for point and figure charts?
  4. On the Ask Colin page you say use 2% of the price for the Point and figure box size. But in the E171 subject notes you say 2% of the midpoint of the range of the chart. Which is right and what do you do near the margin of the range?
  5. Why are you not using point and figure charts much any more?
  6. As a position trader, what time frames (monthly, weekly or daily) do you use when you are assessing market risk, entry, exit when using point & figure charts?
  7. Would you please recommend a book about point & figure charting?
  8. You used to teach using point and figure charts, but your book The Aggressive Investor uses bar charts. Are they the same thing?
  9. Point and Figure box size - Do you use a percentage from the stock price? What is a good method in determining the box size or is it trial and error.
  10. I am using point and figure charts and I was wondering if you have heard of or use the P&F charting advertised by Archer Analysis? It filters out stocks for double bottoms/tops amongst others.
  11. If you knew that P&F charts could be easily updated by computer, would you use them as a trading tool?
  12. Why do you think point and figure is better than other forms of charting?
  13. I am told you are pretty keen on P&F charting. I am too and i was wondering if you have heard of or use the P&F charting advertised by Archer Analysis? It filters out stocks for double bottoms/tops amongst others. Can you please tell me what use and why you think P&F is better than other forms of charting.
  14. Which trading situations or styles lend themselves better to point and figure charts and does one need to track volume separately when using them?
  15. What do you think of the EZ PnF point & figure software, recently reviewed in TA of Stocks & Commodities magazine compared to MetaStock?
  16. As a share increases in price, how do you decide when to change the box size on a point and figure chart?