Candlestick Chart

A technical analysis charting method. The Candlestick Chart is a price chart that displays the high, low, open, and close over a specified period of time. It adds dimension and color to the Bar Chart by depicting the area of the bar between the open and close as a two dimensional real body. This area is shaded white or green for an up time period and black or red for a down time period. Extensions beyond the range of opening and closing prices are shown as lines that reach to the high and low reached within the given time period.