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Bar- and candle style graph for stocks

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Plots a bar graph of stock OHLC values, o


Updated 30 Mar 2009

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I needed to plot some bar charts but I haven't got the financial toolbox. I couldn't find one here so I modified Nagi Hatoum's Candlestick Graph script to display bar charts.

**Update 03-30-09**
I've also updated Hatoum's candlestick plotter, custom colors are available for both bars and candles. Also expanded the number of ways to input data. In combination with tlabel (see acknowledgements), auto-updating dates can be shown on the x axis.

Input instructions are in the file (look at the file or use 'help [fcnname]')

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Jelle Veraa (2020). Bar- and candle style graph for stocks (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)


comments on date format is not clear, keeps getting errors when using either datenum or datetime

gaia buratti

Hi Jelle, maybe you can help me, I need to draw a candle or bar chart on intraday stockprices and I would like to see the dates and times on the x-axis.
As you know the trading time is not continuous, Can you suggest me a method to have a nice candle chart with no gaps for the non trading hours? I tried also with the timeseries, but the problem is the same... Thanks

Jelle Veraa

I used the 'export' function in stead of a screenshot, candles will look better on screen. (Referring to to-be-accepted update I just send in)


Added new candlestick options, made available use of dates 'inside function', can use colors.

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: Candlestick Graph, tlabel.m v2.6.1 (Sep 2009)

Inspired: superbar