Volume

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Forbes  Jun 17  Comment 
The PowerShares International BuyBack Achievers Portfolio ETF (IPKW) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 195,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 26,000. Shares of IPKW were down about...
Mondo Visione  Jun 17  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), recorded the 23rd-highest electronic daily volume in its history on Tuesday, totaling 14,048 electronic contracts traded. This has been a common theme this...
Forbes  Jun 16  Comment 
The PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio ETF (PBW) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 225,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 70,000. Shares of PBW were down about 0.2% on the...
Benzinga  Jun 16  Comment 
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AERI) shares climbed 53.28 percent to $20.34. The volume of Aerie Pharmaceuticals shares traded was 1348 percent higher than normal. Aerie Pharmaceuticals jumped on news that regulators agreed to a new primary...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 16  Comment 
Overseas demand for coir pith and coir fibre boosted the country’s coir and coir product exports in FY15, witnessing a 16 per cent growth in quantity and 10.5 per cent in terms of value. ...
Forbes  Jun 15  Comment 
The PowerShares S&P International Developed Low Volatility Portfolio ETF (IDLV) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 232,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 60,000. Shares of IDLV were off...
Forbes  Jun 12  Comment 
The Guggenheim BulletShares 2016 Corporate Bond ETF (BSCG) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 2.6 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 146,000. Shares of BSCG were trading flat on the...
Daily FX  Jun 12  Comment 
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Forbes  Jun 11  Comment 
The PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged Portfolio ETF (PHDG) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 794,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 156,000. Shares of PHDG were up about 0.2% on...
GenEng News  Jun 11  Comment 
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Volume is the number of shares traded in a given day

The Average Volume for a stock tracks the typical trading volume for a certain stock. The volume for a stock tracks the amount of shares that exchange hands on a particular day and is a measure of activity.

Volume is frequently used as an indicator in technical analysis as it measures whether the markets have made a strong price decision in one direction or the other. The greater the volume, the more people who are behind a stock's movement in one direction or the other.

Examples

  • You decide to buy 10,000 shares of an extremely illiquid stock. It's so infrequently traded that you're the only person buying the stock on the day in question so the day's volume for that stock is 10,000.
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