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.
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 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.
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.
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.