This article demonstrates how to create a stock chart with two series.

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The picture above shows a weekly stock bar chart of Microsoft and Caterpillar. One bar shows you the highest price and the lowest price during that specific week, it also shows the closing price which is the price of the last deal done that week.

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Instructions

  1. Rearrange columns like this: high, low and close
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  2. Select columns High, Low and close
  3. Go to tab "Insert" on the ribbon
  4. Click "Other Charts" and then "High-Low-Close"
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  5. A chart is inserted on your active sheet
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  6. Right click on chart and click on "Select Data..."
  7. Click Edit button below Horizontal (Category) Axis Labels
  8. Select your date range
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  9. Click OK button twice
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  10. Right click on chart again
  11. Click on "Select Data"
  12. Click on "Add" button below Legend Entries (Series)
  13. Select High column for the other stock you want plotted
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  14. Click OK twice
  15. Select the chart
  16. Go to tab "Layout" on the ribbon
  17. Select series 4
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  18. Click "Format Selection" below Series 4
  19. Change to "Secondary Axis"
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  20. Click Close
  21. Right click on chart again and click on "Select Data..."
  22. Add Low and Close series
  23. Go to tab "Layout" on the ribbon
  24. Select "Series 4"
  25. Click on "Lines" button and then "High-Low" Lines
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  26. Select "Series 6" (Close)
  27. Click "Format Selection"
  28. Go to "Marker Options", choose built-in marker type and the sixth symbol from the top.
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  29. Select size 3
  30. Go to "Marker Line Color", select "Solid Line" and finally pick a color. I chose dark blue.
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  31. Select "High Low Lines 2"
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  32. Select "Solid Line" and select a color
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  33. Click Close
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You now know how to change the color of high low lines and the closing line. Change the line color of all series (High, Low and Close) on the primary axis.

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I chose black. Now delete the secondary axis and remove entries on the legend except "Close" and "Series 6". Change the name of series "Close" to Microsoft and "Series 6" to Caterpillar.

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Download excel *.xlsx file

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