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Clusterstock  2 hrs ago  Comment 
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. UK P2P lenders lent £658 million ($863 million)  in Q2 2016, down  8% from £715 million ($933 million) in Q1 2016,...
The Hindu Business Line  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Company expects steel prices to be under pressure
Wall Street Journal  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Coca-Cola said revenue slid more than expected in the latest quarter on a decline in soda volume amid continued weakness abroad, particularly in developing markets. Overall volume was flat.
newratings.com  Jul 26  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - Shares of Victrex plc (VCT.L) declined around 4 percent in early morning trading in London after the provider of high performance polymer solutions reported Tuesday that its third-quarter Group revenue was down 6% to 60.6...
Benzinga  Jul 25  Comment 
  Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged 11.3 percent to $52.23. The volume of Outerwall shares traded was 2316 percent higher than normal. Outerwall agreed to be purchased by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Mgmt for $52...
Forbes  Jul 22  Comment 
The SPDR S&P International Dividend ETF (DWX) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 846,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 153,000. Shares of DWX were off about 0.4% on the day.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 22  Comment 
The value of spice exports rose 9 per cent by value in fiscal year 2015-16, over the previous year, despite a 6 per cent decline in quantity.The increase in value is attributed to favourable currency...
Reuters  Jul 21  Comment 
Visa Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, as more customers use credit and debit cards for payments, and announced a $5 billion share buyback program.




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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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