How to Make a Stock Chart in Excel

Stock Charts are Used to Track Fluctuations in Data

Stock Charts get their name from the Stock Market as they are most often used to track stock prices. However, they can be used to analyze many different types of data such as temperatures, machine output, weight, etc.

Stock Charts in Excel

To create a stock chart in Excel, select your data, then click on the Insert tab, Other Charts and then Stock. There are four different stock charts to choose from. They require your data columns to be in the following order:

create a stock chart in Excel

High Low Close

high low close stock chart

Open High Low Close (OHLC)

open high low close stock chart example

Volume High Low Close

volume high low close

Volume Open High Low Close (VOHLC)

volume open high low close

Other Charts to Show Data Fluctuation and Variation

Stock charts can be difficult to read, especially those that show the volume on a secondary axis. Here are some other options.

Stock Chart Using Line vs Columns

Right click on one of the columns in the VOHLC chart and change the volume series chart type to line chart.

stock chart with line

Box and Whisker Plot

Similar to the Open High Low Close Stock Chart, the Box Plot shows Outliers using "X" and shades the box to show the median.

box and whisker plot

QI Macros Add-in for Excel Makes it Easy to Create All of These Charts

While its possible to create stock charts in Excel, its extremely complicated and time consuming to create a box and whisker plot. Save yourself time and headaches by using QI Macros. Download a 30 day trial and try it now.

Learn More...

Ready to Take the Next Step and Upgrade Your Excel and Data Analysis Skills?

Stop trying to make your spreadsheets easy to read, because nobody wants to read your spreadsheet.
And stop using primitive line, bar and pie charts. Isn't it time to graduate to smart charts:
Control charts, Pareto charts and Histograms?

primitive charts
Primitive Charts
smart charts
Smart Charts

QI Macros add-in for Excel makes creating smart charts a snap. Try it Now!