Volume

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Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
On CNBC's Options Action, Dan Nathan spoke about unusually high options volume in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) ahead of earnings. Call options trading volume was two times higher than the average daily call options trading volume on...
Mondo Visione  Jan 3  Comment 
OneChicago, LLC (OCX), a securities finance exchange, today announced its December 2016 volume of 1,344,535, a decrease of 9% year-over-year. OneChicago is a CFTC and SEC regulated exchange offering Single Stock Futures (SSF), a Delta One...
Mondo Visione  Jan 3  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), has concluded its 2nd-best calendar year volume of all-time, with a total volume of 2,185,098. The year finished with high numbers once again, falling short...
Mondo Visione  Jan 3  Comment 
OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced 2016 total cleared contract volume reached 4,167,747,777 contracts, a one percent decrease from the 2015 volume of 4,210,542,258 contracts. The year ended...
The Hindu Business Line  Dec 30  Comment 
The stock of Housing Development & Infrastructure (HDIL) gained 7 per cent combined with a spurt in volume of more than 2.8 times on Friday. After recording a 52-week low of ₹52.2 on Tuesday, the...
Benzinga  Dec 29  Comment 
On CNBC's Options Action, Mike Khouw spoke about unusually high options trading volume in Kate Spade & Co (NYSE: KATE). He explained that options volume was five times higher than the average daily options volume and he noticed one trade that...




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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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