Area Chart

A style of chart that is created by connecting a series of closing prices, from given time frames, together with a line. This is the most basic type of chart used and it is generally created by connecting a series of past prices together with a line.



A line chart can give the reader a fairly good idea of where the price of an asset has traveled over a given time frame. This type of chart can be selected from the tool bar shown below, or by right clicking on the chart and selecting "Area" or by choosing the "Chart" tab from the menu bar and selecting "Area".