CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. -- % of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Question regarding historic one minute candles through API

Are historic one minute candles available for every darwin since their inception through the API with GET
/products/{productName}/candles/{timeframe} ?

Is this still correct?
“Weekends and some holidays are excluded from period calculations for candles. Therefore, 6 days corresponds to a week and 25 days to a month.”
I ask because the candle charts on the site seem to show 5 day weeks instead of 6 day weeks.

1 Like

Hi @bendex,

The quick answer to the first question is no, there are not always candles for DARWINs since their inception. But let me explain:

  • Candles are created based on quotes received for the DARWIN. Therefore, migrated DARWINs won’t have candles prior to the migration date.
  • Over the history of Darwinex, the DARWINs evolved having different risks. And these DARWINs with different risk are considered as different products, with different product names. In these cases there might not be candles prior to 2017 for current product risk.
  • If the DARWIN was created after 2017 without migration data, there should be candles since its inception.

In relation to the description for the period calculations, notice that the candles of D1 for Mondays start at the time of market aperture on Sunday night, so every week there 5 day candles as maximum. But … searching for candles of 1H or below, there will be candles on Sunday night too.

I hope it helps.


Yes, perfect! Thanks very much!