Creating a Candlestick Stock chart with volume

Candlestick chart is a style of bar-chart used primarily to describe price movements of a security, derivative, or currency over time. This chart type is often used in combination with the volume bars chart for technical analysis of stock and foreign exchange patterns.
Candlestick chart Excel 2016

To create a Candlestick chart in Excel 2016, do the following:

    1.    Depending on the type of stock chart you want to create, you must include a specific combination of data series in your worksheet - and put the data series in order:

  • High-Low-Close:
    • High price
    • Low price
    • Closing price
  • Open-High-Low-Close:
    • Opening price
    • High price
    • Low price
    • Closing price
  • Volume-High-Low-Close:
    • Volume traded
    • High price
    • Low price
    • Closing price
  • Volume-Open-High-Low-Close:
    • Volume traded
    • Opening price
    • High price
    • Low price
    • Closing price

    2.    Select the data range (in this example C6:G27, the data from Google Finance):

Candlestick chart data Excel 2016

    3.    On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, choose the Waterfall or Stock Chart button and then select the Stock group:

Charts group Excel 2016

Choose Volume-Open-High-Low-Close: Stock chart group Excel 2016

    4.    Right-click in the chart area, in the popup menu select Select Data...:

Select data popup menu

    5.    In the Select Data Source dialog box, in the Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels group, click the Edit button:

Select Data Source in Excel 2016

    6.    In the Axis Labels dialog box, select the data range (in this example B6:B27):

Data range in Excel 2016

    7.    Click OK twice.

    8.    Right-click one of the years along the category axis. In the popup menu select Format Axis... to open the Format Axis on the Format task pane. On the Axis Options tab:

  • In the Axis Type group, select the option Text axis:
    Text Format in Excel 2016
  • In the Number group, choose Custom in the Category field and then change the field Format Code (in example to show only days) and click the Add button:
    Add Format Code in Excel 2016

You can then make any other adjustments to get the look you desire.

Also see Creating a Candlestick Stock chart.

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