Forbes  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The Guggenheim Shipping ETF (SEA) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 2.7 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 27,000.  Shares of SEA were off about 0.1% on the day.
Reuters  Nov 5  Comment 
China's stocks extended the gains on Thursday as investors jumped into blue-chip shares, driving trading volume to its highest since late July.
Forbes  Nov 4  Comment 
The PowerShares Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment Portfolio ETF (PEJ) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Wednesday, with over 377,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 40,000.  Shares of PEJ were off about...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 4  Comment 
A volume of 15.18 lakh kg has been catalogued for Sale No: 45 of Coonoor Tea Trade Association to be held on Thursday and Friday. This is as much as 1.88 lakh kg less than last week’s offer...
Mondo Visione  Nov 4  Comment 
We have noted unusual movements in the price and trading volume of the shares of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”) today, and today’s media report quoting the Governor of People’s Bank of China that Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock...
Forbes  Nov 3  Comment 
The First Trust Dow Jones Internet Index Fund ETF (FDN) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 3.6 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 586,000.  Shares of FDN were up about 0.4% on the...
Benzinga  Nov 3  Comment 
King Digital Entertainment PLC (NYSE: KING) shares climbed 14.03 percent to $17.72. The volume of King Digital shares traded was 4625 percent higher than normal. Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) announced its plans to acquire King Digital...


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.


  • 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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