When To Use Kagi Charts

Kagi charts are a type of financial chart used to track price movements. These charts are similar to candlestick charts, but the main difference is that each candlestick on a Kagi chart represents the change in price from the open to the close, regardless of the direction of the price movement.

Keep reading to learn when to use Kagi charts, how to interpret them, and how to make one of your own.

What are Kagi charts used for?

Kagi charts are used to predict and follow trends in the market. They can be used to forecast future prices and track past price movements. Kagi charts are most effective when there is a trend in the market, as they will better show when the trend is reversing or continuing. Kagi charts can also help identify support and resistance levels.

How do you create Kagi charts?


To create a Kagi chart in Excel, you will need to use the following formulas:=Kagi(range, threshold, shift)=Kagi(range, threshold, shift, type)=Kagi(range, threshold, shift, type, color), where:

Range: The range of cells that you want to use for your Kagi chart.

Threshold: The minimum value that will trigger a change in direction for the Kagi chart.

Shift: The number of periods of data to use in the calculation for the Kagi chart.

Type: The type of calculation to use for the Kagi chart.

Color: The color to use for the Kagi chart.

To make the chart, you will need to use the following steps:

1. Enter the range of cells that you want to use for your Kagi chart in the Range field.

2. Enter the threshold value in the Threshold field.

3. Enter the shift value in the Shift field.

4. Select the type of calculation to use in the Type field.

5. Select the color to use for the Kagi chart in the Color field.

6. Click the OK button.

How do you interpret Kagi charts?


Reading a Kagi chart is a skill that takes time and practice to master. However, with a little guidance, you can be well on your way to reading these charts like a pro!

The first step is to understand the basic Kagi chart formation. Kagi charts are composed of a series of bars, with the length of each bar representing the duration of that particular trading period. The top of each bar represents the highest price reached during that period, while the bottom of the bar represents the lowest price. The horizontal line at the top of the bar represents the opening price, while the line at the bottom of the bar represents the closing price.

Once you understand the basics of Kagi chart formation, you can start to interpret the price movements. Generally, a rising bar indicates a bullish trend, while a falling bar indicates a bearish trend. However, there are a few other things to look for when reading Kagi charts.

For example, if a bar is rising, but the closing price is lower than the opening price, this could be a sign of a reversal in trend. Additionally, if the length of the bar is shorter than usual, it could indicate that the trend is losing momentum. Conversely, if the bar is longer than usual, it could indicate that the trend is gaining momentum.

By understanding these basic concepts, you can start to read the price movements in a Kagi chart and make informed trading decisions.

What are some tips for using Kagi charts effectively?

There are several tips for using Kagi charts effectively:

 Use Kagi charts along with other technical indicators to get a more comprehensive picture of the market.

– Pay attention to the direction and length of major trends when using Kagi charts. Ideally, you want to trade in the direction of the dominant trend.

– Use shorter time frames for trading and longer timeframes for identifying major trends.

– Wait for confirmation signals before entering into a trade. These signals can come from other technical indicators or from patterns that form on the Kagi chart itself.

Overall, Kagi charts are excellent data visualization tools.