Notices

Real body

From Traderpedia

This is the rectangular portion of a candlestick line, and represents the range between the opening and closing prices.

Real bodies can be either clear or solid. If the close is above the open, then the candlestick body is drawn clear (white) or sometimes green - this will depend on what charting package is being used.

If the close is below the open, then the candlestick body is shown dark (usually black or red -again this will depend on what charting package is being used). There are, however, no hard and fast rules about what colour they should be, as long as it is easy to see what is an up and what is a down candle.