Candlestick

This is one of the oldest charting methods as well as a trading system. Japanese candlesticks were developed by rice traders in the 1700’s. A candlestick is drawn on a financial chart to represent the movement of an asset in a specific time period. The wicks denote the highs and the lows and the body of the candle shows the move between the open and the close. Candlesticks are colored in bullish and bearish color codes depend if the price moved up from the open to the close or declined from the open to the close. There are over 32 distinct candlestick patterns and offer great trading insights