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Trading in Kate Spade & Co.'s stock was the most active in the apparel and accessories company's 26 years as a public company, in the wake of Coach Inc.'s buyout bid. Volume spiked to 106.9 million shares in recent trade, compared with the...
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No. 2 U.S. exchange operator Bats said on Monday it plans to offer a cheaper alternative to the closing auctions for New York Stock Exchange- and Nasdaq-listed securities, taking aim at one of the busiest and most-lucrative trading periods of the...
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The waiting period of the Classic 350, the highest selling motorcycle model of the company, has come down to two months at the end of March 2017 quarter.
Motley Fool  May 3  Comment 
Lighter trading activity muted the effect of higher revenue from recent acquisitions.
Automotive World  May 3  Comment 
Ford's retail volumes are down again and Mark LaNeve thinks the company has missed out by not having an offering in certain key segments, writes Megan Lampinen The post Ford’s LaNeve puts hopes in new segment entry for volume boost appeared...
Mondo Visione  May 3  Comment 
The best month in terms of trading volume in the last year The equity trading volume on the first four months of 2017 reached €229.6 billion The number of trades to the end of April totaled 17.1 million, of which 4.3 million...




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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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