Candlestick Chart

A Candlestick Chart shows the opening and closing prices, as well as highest and lowest prices of the time period.

Below is an example of a candlestick chart taken for a one-day period:




A candle indicates a specified time period, for example, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 1 hour, etc.

You can specify the time period by selecting it from the Time Scale drop-down box on the Chart Toolbar:


You can also specify the number of candles to be displayed on  a chart by entering the desired number into the Load Candles field in the Chart Settings dialog > Common > Chart Field section:




A candlestick chart shows the same information as a bar chart but in a different format.
The Body of a candlestick indicates the range between the opening and closing prices.

The Shadows indicates the high-to-low range.



High indicates the highest traded price of the specified time period.

Low indicates the lowest traded price of the specified time period.

Open indicates the opening price.

Close indicates the closing price.


 The Body of a candlestick is green if the closing price is higher than the opening price.

 The Body of a candlestick is red if the closing price is lower than the opening price.


Green and Red are the default settings; you can change them in Chart Settings: Colors section.