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FierceBiotech  Jul 14  Comment 
Akcea Therapeutics has set the terms for its $125 million IPO. The Ionis Pharmaceuticals spinout priced the IPO well below its target range but made up the shortfall by selling 62% more shares than it originally planned.
The Economic Times  Jul 14  Comment 
In the Nifty50 pack, 18 stocks were trading in green, while 33 stocks were in red.
The Economic Times  Jul 13  Comment 
In the Nifty50 pack, 46 stocks were trading in green, while 5 stocks were in red.
The Economic Times  Jul 12  Comment 
D Ram Reddy, Balaji Amines says that the GST issue has given some setback in the last month of the quarter.
The Economic Times  Jul 12  Comment 
In the Nifty50 pack, 43 stocks were trading in green, while 8 stocks were in red.
MarketWatch  Jul 11  Comment 
Shares of Amicus Therapeutics Inc. shot up 40% toward a 22-month high in active premarket trade Tuesday, after the biotechnology company said the Food and Drug Administration cleared the company to submit a new drug application for its Fabry...
The Economic Times  Jul 7  Comment 
Nifty50 were seen trading in a narrow band, staying above the psychologically important mark of 9600.
Mondo Visione  Jul 6  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), reports its 5th-best daily volume that occurred on Wednesday, with a total volume of 28,327 contracts.Total options volume saw high numbers, concluding the day...
Biomass Magazine  Jul 5  Comment 
On July 5, the U.S. released its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume standards (RVOs) under the RFS, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. Overall, the proposed RVOs require 19.24 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2018.




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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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