Ask the Institute

DATE:  August 06, 2012


Can you explain the purpose behind creating a bar chart?

A bar chart is one of many ways to show the price action of a stock or a market index. In other words, it is a concise method of illustrating how a stock or a market index has changed during some time period in the past. To learn more about the basics of bar charts and the information they provide, view this week's segment of "Ask the Institute."