A linear (arithmetic) price scale is plotted with real values spaced equidistant from one another on the vertical y-axis. Each unit change is represented by the same vertical distance on the chart, regardless of what price level the asset is at when the change occurs. A linear scale can be compared with a logarithmic scale. The interpretation of a stock chart can vary among different traders depending on the type of price scale used when viewing the data.

Arithmetic (linear) price scale