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If you’re not familiar with Excel, the Open-High-Low-Close style chart is actually a Candlestick Chart. Here’s how to make one. 1. Select the range of data that includes the headers and fields for Open-High-Low-Close 2. Open the Chart Wizard (click the chart icon on your toolbar) 3. Select the. Thankfully Excel has a lot of stock charts to help you with that, and one of them is the Candlestick Chart! A Candlestick Chart has a vertical line that indicates the range of low to high prices and a thicker column for the opening and closing prices.
Excel is a great way to get your feet wet building a chart. It also gives you some experience as to what's behind the chart. Commercial packages that do all the work for you don't give you that type of experience. At the time of this writing, I used Excel , but I was just starting to work with the version. The version is quite a change from the version and is a little different to use.
However, there are added features in the version that make it worth your while. Also, eventually, this new version will be the standard, and you won't have a choice. For now, as most people still seem to have the version, the examples use that version. Highlight all the data in your spreadsheet , without highlighting the headers. Click Insert, and from the available choices select Chart. Step 1 of 4 of the Chart Wizard appears. To the right of this box appear four chart choices; click the top right one, which looks like a little candlestick chart.
Also, make sure the Category Y axis button is checked. This step eliminates missing days such as weekends and holidays from your chart.
I am not sure how I can help you. Did you check with your IT admin to understand what features are included and what add-ins if needed are available for you? Sometimes you can install and addin to get certain types of charts. Hello Chandoo, Hope you had a nice quiet weekend recovering from the Easter trip.
Here's part 2 of the story. I ran this problem past my wife and she pointed me to a really simple fact. I was simply using too much data!
Yes, as simple as that. So, we chose a small subset, and guess what? Your candlestick showed up beautifully on the chart page. I am still bemused from the simplicity of the point escaping me. I hope this will help others, IF at all they face such a problem. Thanks very much - that solved my problem.
I did not know that in the special case of a stock chart a data array must be highlighted BEFORE inserting the chart onto the worksheet. Is it possible to overlay [eg] a moving average on the chart? I have not been able to do it. Ideally, I would like to use a Scatter XY chart with date and time merged together and displayed as "category" data on the x axis, with a single choice of y value -- say "Close" -- without munging the original data.
I could then apply linear best-fit analysis as desired. However, Excel won't let me use "category" data on the x axis for Scatter. My next choice would be to use a Stock chart.
Is there a way to concatenate merge date and time for the x axis as category data and settle for the "candlestick" icon for this chart? So candlestick charts are one of the most useful visual aids for any forex trader. Among the many types of technical analysis available to forex traders, the single most useful and po For our purpose, we will plot candlestick chart for … [ I want to highlight the base candle or the boring candle in chart by changing the colour of the candle in excel can anyone help me in doing this?
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However, there are added features in the version that make it worth your while. Is there a way to concatenate merge date and time for the x axis as category data and settle for the "candlestick" icon for this chart?