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What induces gap-ups & gap-downs?

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Adding to Suruchi's answer, Gaps are pretty common on daily time frame charts because of overnight news and developments pertaining to the security in question or markets in general. They are relatively rare on intraday and weekly time frame charts and are even rarer on monthly and quarterly charts.

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Gap-ups and Gap-downs result from a news or events that take place normally after the trading hours. This results in an imbalance in supply and demand when the market opens the next day. Hope this answer your query.