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MarketWatch  Oct 18  Comment 
Stock market internals are showing that, despite the apparent melt up in the major market indexes, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average's spiking into uncharted territory, the buying Wednesday is relatively calm, cool and collected. The Arms...
MarketWatch  Oct 17  Comment 
Shares of Neothetics Inc. more than doubled Tuesday on heavy volume, after the specialty pharmaceutical company announced an agreement in which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neothetics will merge with privately held Evofem Biosciences. An...
The Economic Times  Oct 17  Comment 
Equity benchmarks ended flat on Tuesday.
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MarketWatch  Oct 16  Comment 
Shares of TransEnterix Inc. rocketed 53% on heavy volume toward an 18-month high, after the medical device company received regulatory clearance to market its robotic surgery device. Volume spiked to more than 35 million shares, compared with the...
The Economic Times  Oct 16  Comment 
Benchmark Nifty50 index closed 63 points up at 10231, while the 30-share Sensex settled 201 points up at 32634 on October 16.
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Mondo Visione  Oct 13  Comment 
In October 2017, the annual volume traded in EEX dairy derivatives exceeded the 100,000 tonnes mark for the first time. From 1 January until 12 October 2017, a volume of 101,850 tonnes was traded (20,370 tonnes). This is an increase of 24 percent...




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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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