Volume

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Forbes  Sep 15  Comment 
The iShares Global Financials ETF (IXG) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 331,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 26,000.  Shares of IXG were trading flat on the day.
TheStreet.com  Sep 15  Comment 
DELAFIELD, 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 a...
Forbes  Sep 12  Comment 
The iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (USMV) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 1.4 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 339,000.  Shares of USMV were off about 0.4% on the day.
Benzinga  Sep 12  Comment 
TriNet Group (NYSE: TNET) shares moved up 3.77% to $26.68. The volume of TriNet Group shares traded was 3619% higher than normal. TriNet priced 12 million shares of common stock at a price of $25.50 per share. Conversant (NASDAQ: CNVR) surged...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 11  Comment 
CSX said its volume in the current quarter is growing at a faster rate than expected and the railroad operator expects its earnings to increase slightly from the same time last year.
Forbes  Sep 11  Comment 
The SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources ETF (GNR) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 234,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 63,000.  Shares of GNR were off about 0.3% on the day.
TheStreet.com  Sep 11  Comment 
DELAFIELD, 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 a...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 11  Comment 
Backed by a robust growth in the country’s two-wheeler market and new launches, TVS Motor Company expects a growth of over 30 per cent in the overall sales volume during 2014-15 over previous year...
MarketWatch  Sep 10  Comment 
Retail investors, among others, are leaving stock markets, writes Dave Fry.




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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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