Charts are an efficient way to look at a lot of information about a stock, ETF, or crypto price all at once. By showing how much the price has moved up or down in a certain time period, a chart helps you, as an investor, better understand how the price is moving.
On Robinhood, you can view a standard or advanced chart for a stock, ETF, or crypto. There are 2 types of charts you can look at:
In the app, you can view a standard or an advanced version of either the line or candlestick chart. However, on the web, you can only view the candlestick option as an advanced chart.
Within a stock’s chart, go to View settings (gear icon), where you can:
Within a stock’s chart, select Advanced, and then:
The following shows the difference between the standard and advanced line charts for ROAR within the app:
The following shows an example of what’s available when you select View settings (gear icon) within a chart in the app:
Indicators are calculated over a period of time, which are defined by the number of intervals. The length of an interval depends on the time span shown in the chart. You can select different time spans ranging from 1 day to 5 years for stocks, ETFs, and crypto. Each time span plots a different time interval.
Interval lengths depend on the selected time span, the chart view, and what you’re viewing it for (stock, ETF, or crypto).
With the 24-hour charts, the 1-day (1D) and 1-week (1W) charts show price movements during regular market, extended, and overnight hours, from 12 AM-12 AM ET (24 hours), Monday-Friday. For details, check out Robinhood 24 Hour Market.
To see all available technical indicators, you need to open the Advanced chart view (2-arrow or expand icon). There you can add, remove, and customize indicators. We’ll save your preferences and apply them to the advanced charts for other stocks.
For more details about what’s shown in the advanced view, check out Technical indicators.
The line chart view is shown by default in the app and on the web. A line chart shows the direction of the closing price for a stock or ETF as a quick view of the price trend.
You’ll see the price line in either the standard or advanced chart view. It shows how volatile the price was for the selected time period. Large swings up or down indicate a very volatile price. Short or steady changes imply a relatively stable price that’s moving in one direction during the selected time period.
Each candlestick includes the following during the selected time interval of each candle:
The following shows a candlestick chart, where the body, or thick part, of the candlestick represents the difference in the open and close prices. If it has no body, it means the open and close prices are the same.
The wicks, or thin lines, of the candlestick represent the high and low prices in the selected time interval.
The information contained in advanced charts do not purport to present a complete picture of the financial position, activities, results, actions, or future performance of any index, security, or asset. Any information provided is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a recommendation of any security or investment strategy. Robinhood does not endorse or adopt any particular investment strategy or approach to evaluating individual securities or assets. While the information is deemed reliable, Robinhood makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. Charts, including charts relating to your historic portfolio valuations or performance, or relating to past prices of specific securities, are provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as an accurate or complete presentation of your portfolio value, gains or losses, or the value or financial position of any security. Charts are based on various data sources, which may include market data and other information provided by third party information providers.
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