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Financial Times  3 hrs ago  Comment 
Demand from mainland China fires Hang Seng to highest close since 2008
Reuters  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Most Southeast Asian stock markets were flat-to-weaker on Thursday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the earnings season, with the Thai index eking out small gains in thin-volume trade before a long market holiday next week. The Thai...
The Times of India  12 hrs ago  Comment 
Flagship explorer ONGC may be one of the most valuable companies by market cap. But for long, it has carried the image of a lumbering government entity with a "chalta-hai" (business as usual) attitude towards falling oil production.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 8  Comment 
A volume of 12.37 lakh kg is being offered for Sale No: 15 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association auction to be held on Thursday and Friday. It is as much as 1.17 lakh kg more than last week’s of...
TheStreet.com  Apr 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of AirMedia Group were gaining 55.1% to $3.18 on heavy trading volume Wednesday after the marketing services company announced it sold a 5% equity interest of its advertising business. AirMedia said Beijing...
Bulk Transporter  Apr 8  Comment 
March was the first month in the past six in which Classes 5-8 medium-duty and heavy-duty orders fell below the 50,000 unit mark. For the month, 44,700 Classes 5-8 vehicle orders were booked, down 2% compared the March 2014 (±5%). Note: these...
Benzinga  Apr 7  Comment 
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) shares climbed 4.23% to $47.77. The volume of Informatica shares traded was 3337% higher than normal. Informatica agreed to be acquired by Permira Advisers LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board...
Automotive World  Apr 7  Comment 
More stringent checks to ensure compliance with the permitted overall height of volume transports pose significant challenges for transport companies and demand new vehicle concepts. The Conti EcoPlus HD3 is the German premium tire...
Forbes  Apr 6  Comment 
The Guggenheim China Small Cap ETF (HAO) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 344,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 61,000.  Shares of HAO were up about 2.4% on the day.
TheStreet.com  Apr 6  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...




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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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