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TheStreet.com  1 hr ago  Comment 
"Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria. The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell. If you want to have a better...
Mondo Visione  3 hrs ago  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), announces a total volume of 199,512 from August, the 10th-highest monthly volume in Exchange history and a 17 percent increase over the total volume from August...
Mondo Visione  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that 15,245,495 contracts were traded on average each day in August, a 4.17 percent increase compared to the 14,635,274 contracts in August of last year. Total options trading for the month...
Forbes  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The Guggenheim Frontier Markets ETF (FRN) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Tuesday, with over 294,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 36,000.  Shares of FRN were up about 0.6% on the day.
TheStreet.com  11 hrs ago  Comment 
aDELAFIELD, 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...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 1  Comment 
Exchanges provide hedging platform and are successful in efficient price discovery mechanism
Mondo Visione  Sep 1  Comment 
The equity trading volume to the end of August was up 26% on the year The number of trades in August was up 33%, at 4.7 million ETF trading volume grows 153% from the same period last year The number of Derivatives contracts in August...
Forbes  Aug 29  Comment 
The iShares Global Tech ETF (IXN) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 66,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 38,000.  Shares of IXN were up about 0.2% on the day.
Benzinga  Aug 29  Comment 
Net 1 Ueps Technologies (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares moved up 8.63% to $12.71. The volume of Net 1 Ueps Technologies shares traded was 3697% higher than normal. Net 1 reported adjusted earnings of $0.91 per share on revenue of $182.8 million for the...




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Number of shares traded for the current 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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