Bar chart

Visual representation of a security price performance showing not only the highest and lowest prices but also the opening and closing prices.

A bar chart is a special chart type showing, in addition to the highest and lowest prices within a selected unit of time, the opening and closing price. For each unit of time the highest and the lowest price are visually connected, thus creating a bar. A short horizontal line on the left side of the bar stands for the opening price, the line at the right side depicts the closing price. The resulting bar chart visualizes the extent of price fluctuation.

Bar charts are very similar to candlestick charts. The latter show the opening and closing prices are not via horizontal lines but via a body.

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