A type of stock chart that shows the open, high, low, and close for a given periodicity with wide vertical bars, called the candlestick body, from which thin lines, called the shadow, extend above and/or below. Technicians use the height, width, and color of the body, along with the length and direction of the shadow to detect bullish and bearish signals for the stock.
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