@calwill95, not in my book its not. The entire second candle is within the range of the first, makin it an 'inside' bar, hence the name. To be an engulfing candle it should close below the low/high of the previous candle. Using a close below the previous close to quantify an engulfing candle leaves it open to interpretation which leads to conflicting signals.
@calwill95, exactly, which is why you shouldnt have rules for a candlestick pattern that conflict with another candlestick pattern.. ill stick to my FXCartel strategies anyway, just thought i'd point out the error.