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MarketWatch  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Shares of Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. plunged 36% toward a 4 1/2-year low in active morning trade Thursday, after the cancer treatment developer said its large public share offering priced at a deep discount. Volume spiked to 1.9 million shares in...
DailyFinance  Apr 11  Comment 
Filed under: Lifestyle, Beauty, Hair We all wish our hair was like the girl in the commercial with gorgeous locks, but the truth is that we weren't all born with a full head of hair. Especially as we get older, our hair falls out and thins....
Forbes  Apr 10  Comment 
Can one of the superstars of European comics kindle the imagination of US fans? Dark Horse Comics aims high with deluxe editions of Moebius's mind-blowing science fiction and fantasy visions.
The Economic Times  Apr 10  Comment 
The NSE Nifty index was trading 15.25 points higher at 9,213.55 level.
The Economic Times  Apr 7  Comment 
Given the targets set by Unilever, HUL's investors may well brace themselves for the company undertaking measures to boost volumes, cut costs, maintain the record-high margins and shed some non-yielding businesses.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 5  Comment 
The edible oils market witnessed higher volume today, tracking firm futures and a steady rupee. Liberty’s rates for palmolein ex-STC/Shapur were ₹563/564 for April. Super palmolein was at ₹587 for A...
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 5  Comment 
A volume of 10.77 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 14 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. It is as much as 1.34 lakh kg more than last week’s offer. O...
Financial Times  Apr 5  Comment 
LCH and other clearers benefit as banks and investors reduce derivative risks
Mondo Visione  Apr 3  Comment 
Futures volume up 68 percent in March, highest month ever Index options volume up 18 percent Securities lending activity up 25 percent in March and 21 percent year-to-date OCC,  the world's largest equity derivatives clearing...




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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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