Bar

A Bar is a graphical representation of a stock's price movement that usually contains the open, high, low and closing prices for a specific period of time. A series of bars plotted on a graph is called a bar chart.

Bar

A Bar is a graphical representation of a stock's price movement that usually contains the open, high, low and closing prices for a specific period of time. A series of bars plotted on a graph is called an open-high-low-close (OHLC) chart or simply a bar chart.


Bar Identification

Each bar consists of a vertical line representing the price range (high to low) for the time period.  Tick marks project from each side of the line.

 The tick mark on the left side of the vertical line shows the opening price for the time period.  The tick mark on the right side of the vertical line shows the closing price for the time period.

Each bar on the chart may be shown in different colors depending on whether the stock price rose or fell during that time period.

The Japanese candlestick chart is another way of displaying market price data, with the opening and closing prices defining a rectangle within the range for each time unit. Both charts show exactly the same data, i.e. the opening, high, low, and closing prices during a particular time frame. Some traders find the candlestick chart easier to read. 

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