Creating a Candlestick Stock chart with volume

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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 in Excel 365

To create a Candlestick chart in Excel for Microsoft 365, 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:

  • 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 A2:F22, the data from Yahoo Finance):

Candlestick chart data Excel 365

Note: Make sure the data columns are set in order Volume-Open-High-Low-Close.

   3.   On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, choose the Insert Waterfall, Funnel, Stock, Surface, or Radar Chart button:

Insert Waterfall, Funnel, Stock, Surface, or Radar Chart in Excel 365

In the Insert Waterfall, Funnel, Stock, Surface, or Radar Chart drop-down list, in the Stock group, choose Volume-Open-High-Low-Close: Volume-Open-High-Low-Close stock chart in Excel 365.

   4.   Right-click one of the years along the category axis, and select Format Axis... in the popup menu (or double-click the axis):

Format Axis popup in Excel 365

   5.   On the Format Axis pane, in the Axis Options tab:

  • In the Axis Type group, select the option Text axis:
    Text Format in Excel 365
  • In the Number group, choose Custom in the Category field and then change the field Format Code (for example, to show only days) and click the Add button:
    Add Format Code in Excel 365

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

See also this tip in French: Comment créer un graphique chandelier japonais ou un graphique boursier avec volume.

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