Breakaway Gaps starts a new trend and the gap often occurs on leaving a consolidation area, usually on high volume
on the gap day, which can continue for several days. Price trends for several days. Look for a high volume
gap and trade in the direction of the trend. The best performance comes from breakaway gaps in a bull market near the yearly high. In a bear market, trade those near the yearly low. Large breakaway gaps outperform small ones.
Average Time to Close the Gaps (bull market)
Breakaway gaps 136 days for upward breakouts, 168 days for downward breakouts.