Excel Charts - Stock Chart


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Stock charts, as the name indicates are useful to show fluctuations in stock prices. However, these charts are useful to show fluctuations in other data also, such as daily rainfall or annual temperatures.

If you use a Stock chart to display the fluctuation of stock prices, you can also incorporate the trading volume.

For Stock charts, the data needs to be in a specific order. For example, to create a simple high-low-close Stock chart, arrange your data with high, low, and close entered as column headings, in that order.

Follow the steps given below to insert a Stock chart in your worksheet.

Step 1 − Arrange the data in columns or rows on the worksheet.

Step 2 − Select the data.

Step 3 − On the INSERT tab, in the Charts group, click the Stock, Surface or Radar chart icon on the Ribbon.

Insert Stock Chart

You will see the different types of available Stock charts.

A Stock chart has the following sub-types −

  • High-Low-Close
  • Open-High-Low-Close
  • Volume-High-Low-Close
  • Volume-Open-High-Low-Close
Types of Stock Chart

In this chapter, you will understand when each of the Stock chart types is useful.

High-Low-Close

The High-Low-Close Stock chart is often used to illustrate the stock prices. It requires three series of values in the following order- High, Low, and then Close.

To create this chart, arrange the data in the Order - High, Low, and Close.

High-Low-Close

You can use the High-Low-Close Stock chart to show the trend of stocks over a period of time.

Open-High-Low-Close

The Open-High-Low-Close Stock chart is also used to illustrate the stock prices. It requires four series of values in the following order: Open, High, Low, and then Close.

To create this chart, arrange the data in the order - Open, High, Low, and Close.

Open-High-Low-Close

You can use the Open-High-Low-Close Stock chart to show the trend of STOCKS over a period of time.

Volume-High-Low-Close

The Volume-High-Low-Close Stock chart is also used to illustrate the stock prices. It requires four series of values in the following order: Volume, High, Low, and then Close.

To create this chart, arrange the data in the order − Volume, High, Low, and Close.

Volume-High-Low-Close

You can use the Volume-High-Low-Close Stock Chart to show the trend of stocks over a period of time.

Volume-Open-High-Low-Close

The Volume-Open-High-Low-Close Stock chart is also used to illustrate the stock prices. It requires five series of values in the following order: Volume, Open, High, Low, and then Close.

To create this chart, arrange the data in the order - Volume, Open, High, Low, and Close.

Volume-Open-High-Low-Close

You can use the Volume-Open-High-Low-Close Stock chart to show the trend of stocks over a period of time.



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