Volume

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Forbes  Jul 18  Comment 
The Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 3.5 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 3.2 million.  Shares of VEA were up about 0.8% on the day.
Forbes  Jul 18  Comment 
The fragile status of the stock market as we started the week made it especially vulnerable to Thursday?s global developments. The major averages had their largest losses since April with both the Dow Transports and Nasdaq 100 losing 1.41%. Even...
Forbes  Jul 17  Comment 
The iShares North American Tech-Multimedia Networking ETF (IGN) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 430,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 26,000.  Shares of IGN were up about 0.2% on...
Benzinga  Jul 17  Comment 
Dresser-Rand Group (NYSE: DRC) shares moved up 14.93% to $69.44. The volume of Dresser-Rand shares traded was 1145% higher than normal. Dresser-Rand surged on Siemens takeover rumor. Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) shares rose 7.90% to $20.48. The...
TheStreet.com  Jul 17  Comment 
DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a...
TheStreet.com  Jul 17  Comment 
Forbes  Jul 16  Comment 
The First Trust NASDAQ-100-Technology Sector Index Fund ETF (QTEC) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 141,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 42,000.  Shares of QTEC were up about...
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 16  Comment 
Exporters who refrained from buying at the auctions of the Teaserve and Coonoor Tea Trade Association last week participated in the Teaserve auction on Wednesday deciding to ‘wait-and-watc...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 16  Comment 
ICAP said it will continue to reduce its voice brokers and exit some businesses as it cuts costs and focuses on boosting revenue from its more profitable electronic trading activities.
Wall Street Journal  Jul 15  Comment 
CSX Corp. said its second-quarter earnings rose 1.5% on stronger revenue as the railroad operator benefited from broad volume growth.
Forbes  Jul 15  Comment 
The SPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF (BIK) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 192,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 54,000.  Shares of BIK were off about 0.2% on the day.




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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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