In technical analysis, a gap on a chart representing a large difference in price between two succeeding trades after prices have been rising significantly. The second price is higher than the first. The exhaustion gap indicates that buying pressure is ending and the security in question will soon begin to decline in price.
In technical analysis, a chart formation in which a gap in a price range occurs when a stock declines following a rapid rise. The exhaustion gap usually occurs on relatively low volume as demand, at least temporarily, falls off. Technical analysts generally believe that an exhaustion gap eventually will be filled when the stock resumes its upward push.