In the following images found in the school of pipsology candlestick(hammers) section I am having a hard time understanding the candlesticks… On every website and learning resource Ive seen including the live charts the close of one candlestick is the opening of the next but (ignore the red circles and the titles of the chart) the candlesticks shown here dont seem correlated to the previous one… Assuming the bottom of the body of a black candle is the close price for that period of time, the top or bottom of the following candle(depending on its direction) should start at that same point. Even if I got these backwards(dont think I did) there doesnt seem to be any correlation between the open/close body of the candle and the open/close of the candles before or after it here.
Am I missing something crucial? None of the candlestick charts I have seen have ever looked like this. The close of 1 candle body has always matched the open of the next candle body.
edit: for reference the section I was reading was “Single Candlestick patterns” Elementary Grade 2