I'm writing a little test app this weekend and I'm trying to come up with a name that represents this data:

open price
close price
high price
low price
time open
time close

So far I've considered calling this group of data a "tick" or a "candle". Not sure about either of those options. What's the right term to describe this data?

  • Not sure how relevant time is, I'm used to just 'date'. I'd call this daily stock data. I may be wrong, but I've never heard a specific term for this data set. – JTP - Apologise to Monica Feb 8 '14 at 15:48
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    You can use OHLC but that will not include the time and volume – Victor123 Feb 8 '14 at 18:13
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    I'll suggest "price range" – Chris W. Rea Feb 8 '14 at 18:35


is a term and acronym that represents much of that data

  • Is this pronounceable? Or do you just say the 4 letters? – JTP - Apologise to Monica Feb 8 '14 at 17:36
  • @JoeTaxpayer "Open High Low Close chart" is the only way I recall that being spoken in context where it is a personal preference to see OHLC in comparison to candlestick charts (which is a data visualization of OHLC as well), all literature on the other hand just says OHLC – CQM Feb 9 '14 at 9:40

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