High, low, open, close chart

highlow is updated to accept data input as a matrix, timetable, or table.



highlow(Data) displays a highlow chart from a series of opening, high, low, and closing prices of a security. The plots are vertical lines whose top is the high, bottom is the low, open is a left tick, and close is a right tick.


highlow(Data,Color) adds an optional argument for Color.


h = highlow(ax,___) adds an optional argument for ax.


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Load the file SimulatedStock.mat, which provides a timetable (TMW) for financial data for TMW stock. The highlow chart plots the price data using blue lines.

load SimulatedStock.mat
range = 1:25;
title('High, Low, Open, Close Chart for TMW')

Input Arguments

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Data for opening, high, low, and closing prices, specified as a matrix, table, or timetable. For matrix input, Data is an M-by-4 matrix of opening, high, low, and closing prices stored in the corresponding columns. Timetables and tables with M rows must contain variables named 'Open', 'High', 'Low', and 'Close' (case insensitive).

Data Types: double | table | timetable

(Optional) Three element color vector, specified as a [R G B] color vector or a string specifying the color name. The default color differs depending on the background color of the figure window. For more information, see colorspec.

Data Types: double | string

(Optional) Valid axis object, specified as an axes object. The highlow plot is created in the axes specified by ax instead of in the current axes (ax = gca). The option ax can precede any of the input argument combinations.

Data Types: object

Output Arguments

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Graphic handle of the figure, returned as a handle object.

Introduced before R2006a