K-line, also known as candlestick chart, is a chart marked with the opening price, closing price, highest price, and lowest price to reflect price changes. It is said that the K-line was invented by a Japanese rice trader called Honma. Today, K-line is widely used in technical analysis in markets such as stocks, futures, and cryptos.
Basics of K-line
The K-line is composed of two parts, the shadow and the real body. The rectangle in the middle is the called the real body, the thin line above the real body is called the upper shadow, and the one below is called the lower shadow.
(1) Opening price: The first transaction price of the asset within a certain time frame.
(2) Closing price: The last transaction price of the asset within a certain time frame.
(3) Highest price: The highest transaction price of the asset within a certain time frame.
(4) Lowest price: The lowest transaction price of the asset within a certain time frame.
3. Bullish Candle and Bearish Candle
Bullish Candle: On CoinEx, bullish candle is a green candle that represents the closing price is higher than the opening price.
Bearish Candle: On CoinEx, bearish candle is a red candle that represents the closing price is lower than the opening price.
Usage of K-line
K-line is a visual analytical tool that not only reflects the changes of asset prices, but also the fluctuations of the markets.
It records the trading process and result between long and short traders within a certain time frame. If traders study the K-line patterns and analyze the change of crypto price through the comparison of long and short strengths, coupled with sufficient practical experience, their winning rate may be higher than other traders. However, price changes are affected by comprehensive factors and market prices may lag. It is not enough to predict the price change by K-line only, other technical analyses should be taken into account as well.