by Torstein Hønsi
A candlestick chart is typically used to present the open, high, low and close price over a period of time. A candlestick chart is composed of a body and an upper and a lower wick. The body represents the the opening and closing price. If the opening price is higher than the closing price the body is filled. If the closing price is higher than the opening price the body is unfilled. The upper wich represent the highest price during a time period and the lower wick represents the lowest price during a time period.
For more information on the candlestick chart, see the API reference.