A Japanese charting method, in which the price range between the open and the close is plotted as a narrow rectangle known as a real body. If the close is above the open, the body is white. If the close is below the open, the body is black When the high and/or low for the session are extraneous to the open and close the difference is plotted as a thin line, known as a shadow.  In candlestick charting greater significance is given to the opening and closing prices rather than the high and low.

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