When you look at Bitcoin price charts in “candle view”, you will see red candle and green candles, which represent the price movement of Bitcoin in a given time frame.

You may also notice that there is a thin line that sticks out from the top or bottom of these candles – these are called “wicks”, like candle wicks – which you can see in the image below. They are also called “trails” or “shadows” but wicks makes more sense to us!

The main body of the candle is the price that Bitcoin began (opened) and finished (closed) at in the time period specified in your candlestick chart. The wick is the highest and lowest price that Bitcoin reached in that time period.

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