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Forbes  Dec 2  Comment 
The PowerShares Water Resources Portfolio ETF (PHO) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 523,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 61,000. Shares of PHO were down about 0.2% on the day....
Mondo Visione  Dec 2  Comment 
OneChicago, LLC (OCX), a securities finance exchange, today announced its November 2016 volume of 919,419, an increase of 35% year-over-year. OneChicago is a CFTC and SEC regulated exchange offering Single Stock Futures (SSF), a Delta One product,...
Forbes  Dec 1  Comment 
I have previously described my affinity for what Doppler Labs is doing with their Here One technology. The idea of a volume knob for an ever-louder world is attractive, and thus far the execution has been remarkable. But as the company moves the...
Mondo Visione  Dec 1  Comment 
OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization,announced today that cleared contract volume in November was up 20 percent from November 2015 with 393,515,089 contracts, making it the highest November ever for options volume on...
MarketWatch  Dec 1  Comment 
If the stock market looks a bit schizoid Thursday, that's because NYSE breadth data are telling two very different stories. The number of declining stocks on the big board were beating advancers by a score of 1,797 to 1,159. However, volume in...
Mondo Visione  Dec 1  Comment 
MGEX, a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO), reports its 7th-highest total volume month, coming in at 225,377 contracts traded. Total volume from November concluded at high numbers once again, falling...
MedPage Today  Nov 30  Comment 
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MarketWatch  Nov 30  Comment 
While the Dow Jones Industrial Average marches toward its ninth record close of the month, market internals are showing a rather mixed market. The number of declining stocks are outnumber advancers by a 1,493 to 1,404 margin on the New York Stock...
Benzinga  Nov 30  Comment 
  Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) surged 3.4 percent to $59.32. The volume of Splunk shares traded was 384 percent higher than normal. Splunk reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY17 revenue...




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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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