# How do we plot a red dot (to represent a trade) on a financial candlestick chart?

I am plotting a financial candlestick chart using this MATLAB function:

http://www.mathworks.com/help/toolbox/finance/candlefts.html

How do I plot a red dot on the chart, to represent a trade at that point?

## Answers

For the point you want to add, you would need its position on the y-axis yValue and the date where it is to be placed on the x-axis xValue (formatted as a single serial date number). Then the following should work:

candle(...); %# Make your candle plot hold on; %# Add to the existing plot plot(xValue,yValue,'r.'); %# Plot a red dot

If you want a larger red dot, you can replace the last line with either of the following:

plot(xValue,yValue,'r.','MarkerSize',20); plot(xValue,yValue,'ro','MarkerFaceColor','r');