A graphical representation of a stock's movement that usually contains the open, high, low and closing prices for a set period of time.


For example, if a technical trader is working with daily data, one bar is the set of quotes for one day. In the case of one-minute data, it is the price data for one minute. Also, if the data is displayed using a candlestick chart, one bar equals one candlestick or in the case of bar charts, one bar is equal to one bar.

  1. Price Action

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  3. Open

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  4. Candlestick

    A chart that displays the high, low, opening and closing prices ...
  5. Close

    The end of a trading session in financial markets. "Close" refers ...
  6. Technical Analysis

    A method of evaluating securities by analyzing statistics generated ...
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