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5. Technical Analysis > Use Line and Bar Charts

Use Line and Bar Charts

Line charts and bar charts help you focus on price changes.

Line and bar charts are often used to represent price action (price changes during individual periods as well as over multiple periods in the timeframe you’re evaluating) over daily, weekly, monthly, or custom time periods. Line charts are the ultimate in simplicity, graphing daily closing prices and nothing more. Line charts are the only option for analyzing investments that have only a closing price, such as mutual funds. Bar charts display a fair amount of price action while remaining easy on the eyes, but they can show opening, closing, high, and low prices. By using simple line and bar charts, you can narrow in on basic trends. Technical analysis web sites and standalone software applications make it easy to create these charts regardless of the combination of options you choose.


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