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Beginning JavaScript Charts: With jqPlot, d3, and Highcharts by Fabio Nelli

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CHAPTER 12

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Candlestick Charts with jqPlot

Candlestick charts are widely used in the analysis of a currency over time or of price movements. This chart consists of a series of vertical bars, called candlesticks. They show the opening, closing, lowest, and highest price in a given time period (see Figure 12-1). For this reason, this kind of chart is often called an OHLC chart (when it reports open-high-low-close values) or an HLC chart (when it reports onlyhigh-low-close values).

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Figure 12-1. Different ways to represent OHLC data: (a) line, (b) ...

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