Create a candlestick chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a candlestick chart in everviz.

Candlestick charts show the same data as OHLC charts but provide more obvious visual cues of the underlying data. Instead of the thin, vertical line of the OHLC chart, the candlestick chart has a wider, rectangular body to represent opening and closing stock prices, and two thin lines (often referred to as wicks) to show how far the highest and lowest prices are from the opening and closing prices. In everviz, the candlestick’s body is coloured red if the opening price is higher than the closing price, which is another great visual cue to help you quickly comprehend your data.

The example we’ll create lets us see OHLC stock price data over the course of two years, from November 2019 to November 2021. We’ll be able to zoom into specific time intervals for a clearer view of the data.

To create a candlestick chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Candlestick from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter the data for your chart or click Next again to use the default data provided
  • Click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example data and paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options
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