makes a chart with candles representing open, high, low, and close prices for each date.


makes a candlestick chart for the financial entity "name" over the date range daterange.

Details and Options


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Basic Examples  (2)

Chart the prices from a list of values:

Use three months of prices from FinancialData entities:

Specify a date range:

Scope  (25)

Data and Wrappers  (12)

Automatically get quarterly data from today:

Get data from a specific date range:

Get data from FinancialData:

The data may include units:

Specify the units to use:

Data can be TimeSeries, EventSeries, or TemporalData:

Use wrappers on individual data:

Use wrappers on entire datasets:

Wrappers can be nested:

Override the default tooltips:

Use PopupWindow to provide additional drilldown information:

Button can be used to trigger any action:

Styling and Appearance  (9)

Specify styles for up and down trends:

Use named preset styles:

ChartBaseStyle can be used to set a style for all chart elements:

Style can be used to override styles:

Use built-in, programmatically generated bars:

Space between candlesticks is automatically adjusted based on the number of data points:

Appearance changes based on the number of data points:

Use a theme with simple ticks and grid lines in a bright color scheme:

Use a theme with a dark background in a high-contrast color scheme:

Labeling  (4)

Use Labeled to add a label to a candlestick:

Use symbolic positions for label placement:

Label a list of date events:

Use Placed to control the positioning of labels, using the same positions as for Labeled:

Options  (64)

AspectRatio  (3)

By default, AspectRatio uses a fixed ratio of height to width for the chart:

Make the height the same as the width with AspectRatio1:

AspectRatioFull adjusts the height and width to tightly fit inside other constructs:

Axes  (4)

By default, Axes are drawn:

Use AxesFalse to turn off axes:

Use AxesOrigin to specify where the axes intersect:

Turn each axis on individually:

AxesLabel  (2)

Axes are not labeled by default:

Place a label on the axis:

AxesOrigin  (3)

The position of the axes is determined automatically:

Specify an explicit date as origin for the axes:

Use named positions for the axis:

BarSpacing  (4)

Use automatically determined spacing between candlesticks:

Use no spacing:

Use symbolic presets:

Use explicit spacing between candlesticks:

ChartBaseStyle  (5)

Use ChartBaseStyle to style candlesticks:

ChartBaseStyle combines with TrendStyle:

TrendStyle may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:

Style may override settings for ChartBaseStyle:

ChartBaseStyle combines with ColorFunction:

ChartElementFunction  (3)

Get a list of built-in settings for ChartElementFunction:

For detailed settings, use Palettes ChartElementSchemes:

Write a custom ChartElementFunction:

ColorFunction  (4)

Color the candlesticks by scaled date, open, high, low, close, or trend value:

Color by the size and direction of price changes:

Color by a trigger point:

ColorFunction overrides styles in TrendStyle:

ColorFunctionScaling  (3)

By default, scaled values are used:

Use ColorFunctionScaling->False to get unscaled values:

Use unscaled dates to color the candlesticks according to the day of the week:

EventLabels  (6)

Label a date event:

Use Placed to control label placement outside the candlestick:

Use positions inside the candlestick:

Place labels at the open, high, low, and close prices:

Use callouts:

Use Placed to control label appearance:

GridLines  (4)

GridLines are used by default:

Turn off date grid lines:

Turn off price grid lines:

Place grid lines at month or year boundaries:

Use dotted grid lines for months and red grid lines for years:

GridLinesStyle  (3)

By default, GridLinesStyle uses dotted grid lines with emphasized year grid lines:

Style grid lines:

GridLines overrides GridLinesStyle:

Method  (4)

The default mouseover effect is a bouncing ball and axis highlight:

Use no mouseover effect:

Use only the bouncing ball:

Style the bouncing ball with "HighlightStyle":

Use only the axis highlight:

Style the axis highlight:

Specify the height in pixels for the axis highlight:

PerformanceGoal  (3)

Generate a candlestick chart with interactive highlighting:

Emphasize performance by disabling interactive behaviors:

Typically, less memory is required for non-interactive charts:

PlotRange  (3)

CandlestickChart automatically draws all price dates:

Limit to a specific date range:

PlotRange only includes dates for which there is data:

PlotTheme  (2)

Use a theme with simple ticks and grid lines in a bright color scheme:

Change the trend style and use fading OHLC:

ScalingFunctions  (2)

Prices are normally shown on a linear scale:

Show prices on a logarithmic scale:

TrendStyle  (6)

TrendStyle uses green for up trends and red for down trends by default:

Use black for up trends and red for down trends:

Use named styles:

TrendStyle combines with ChartBaseStyle:

With TrendStyle set to None, the base style is used for up trends and empty bars are used for down trends:

TrendStyle->style uses style for up trends and empty bars for down trends:

Properties & Relations  (4)

Use TradingChart to visualize and analyze financial data:

Use InteractiveTradingChart to visualize and interactively analyze financial data:

Use PointFigureChart, LineBreakChart, RenkoChart, and KagiChart to analyze the relation of financial prices and time:

Use DateListPlot to visualize financial data:

Wolfram Research (2010), CandlestickChart, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2014).


Wolfram Research (2010), CandlestickChart, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2014).


Wolfram Language. 2010. "CandlestickChart." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2014.


Wolfram Language. (2010). CandlestickChart. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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