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 with volume Excel 2003

To create a Candlestick chart in Excel 2003, 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.    Insert column before column Day and paste the =DAY() formula.

    3.    Select the data range (in this example C5:G26, the data from Google Finance):

Candlestick chart data in Excel 2003

    4.    Choose Insert -> Chart... to open the Chart Wizard dialog box:

Chart Wizard in Excel 2003

    5.    Choose the Stock type, the Volume-Open-High-Low-Close sub-type and then click Next >.

For a quick preview of the chart you are creating, click Press and Hold to View Sample.

Chart preview in Excel 2003

    6.    In the Step 2 of Chart Wizard, check the data in the Series tab, enter the Category (X) axis labels data (in this example A5:A26) and click Next >.

Series in Excel 2003

    7.    In the Step 3 of Chart Wizard, in the Titles tab, enter the chart title, hide the legend in the Legend tab, and then click Next >.

    8.    In the Step 4 of Chart Wizard, click the Finish button:

Chart in Excel 2003

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

Also see Creating a Candlestick Stock chart.

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