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candle (fts)

Time series candle plot


candle(tsobj, color)
candle(tsobj, color, dateform)
candle(tsobj, color, dateform, 'ParameterName', ParameterValue, ...)
hcdl = candle(tsobj, color, dateform, 'ParameterName',
ParameterValue, ...)



Financial time series object


(Optional) A three-element row vector representing RGB or a color identifier. (See plot in the MATLAB® documentation.)


(Optional) Date character vector format used as the x-axis tick labels. (See datetick in the MATLAB documentation.) You can specify a dateform only when tsobj does not contain time-of-day data. If tsobj contains time-of-day data, dateform is restricted to 'dd-mmm-yyyy HH:MM'.


candle(tsobj) generates a candle plot of the data in the financial time series object tsobj. tsobj must contain at least four data series representing the high, low, open, and closing prices. These series must have the names High, Low, Open, and Close (case-insensitive).

candle(tsobj, color) additionally specifies the color of the candle box.

candle(tsobj, color, dateform) additionally specifies the date character vector format used as the x-axis tick labels. See datestr for a list of date character vector formats.

candle(tsobj, color, dateform, 'ParameterName', ParameterValue, ...) indicates the actual names of the required data series if the data series do not have the default names. 'ParameterName' can be

  • HighName: high prices series name

  • LowName: low prices series name

  • OpenName: open prices series name

  • CloseName: closing prices series name

hcdl = candle(tsobj, color, dateform, 'ParameterName', ParameterValue, ...) returns the handle to the patch objects and the line object that make up the candle plot. hdcl is a three-element column vector representing the handles to the two patches and one line that forms the candle plot.


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This example shows how to create a candle plot for Disney stock for the dates March 31, 1998 through April 30, 1998.

load disney.mat
title('Disney 3/31/98 to 4/30/98')

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Introduced before R2006a

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