Creating candlestick charts on Big Chartscom

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BigCharts.com is easy to navigate, and with just a few clicks you can generate terrific charts. To create a candlestick chart, take the following steps:

1. Go to www.bigcharts.com.

2. Enter a stock symbol in the bar at the top of the page and click Advanced Chart.

That click takes you to a page that features a one-year bar chart for the stock you entered.

3. Click Chart Style on the left side of the page. A few drop-down menus appear.

4. Select Candlestick from the Price Display drop-down menu.

5. Select your preferred range from the Time drop-down menu.

6. Click the orange Draw Chart button, and a candlestick chart should appear in seconds.

If you follow these steps, you should end up with a candlestick chart similar to the one shown in Figure 4-2.

After you've mastered setting up a basic candlestick chart on BigCharts.com, I suggest playing around with the various buttons and drop-down menus that appear on the left side of the page. You can choose from several technical indicators and a wide range of time frames, and you can increase or decrease the size of your chart.

Figure 4-2:

A candlestick chart created on BigCharts. com.

Figure 4-2:

A candlestick chart created on BigCharts. com.

BigCharts.com offers interactive charts that can be fascinating and useful. Interactive charts are a Java-based feature allowing you to scroll over your chart to display additional data. You can also use them to draw your own trendlines, which many traders find very useful.

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