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DEFINITION of 'Real Body'

In candlestick charting this is the wide part of a candle that represents the range between the opening and the closing prices over a specific time period.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Real Body'

When the real body of a candle is black or shaded red, it means the close was lower than the open; if the real body is empty or colored green, it means the close was higher than the open.

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