Studying some candlestick theory, I'm repeatedly confronted with pictures where the previous (or subsequent) open/close bodies does not align with what is found before (or following after). This is often seen in descriptions of
engulfing candlestick patterns. Such as this:
So since this is so often the case, I'm wondering if this is simply due to sloppy diagrams, an error or is actually possible? I can't actually imagine how this would be possible, unless the exchange presenting the candles has been closed (while others have been open) and then choose to ignore the data in between.
Q: What (if anything) can cause candlestick bodies, not to align?
I just made these screenshots of the 1M on MT4 and TV. Clearly MT4 shows a bunch of weird gaps, while TV shows proper candle connections.