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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.


The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.


Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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While the introduction to the supplemental volume with Vecchi's tablatures does include some specific indications, for example on the liming of the instruments, in the introduction to the main volume these indications are more limited.
WoO 89-92 were finally published in the 1888 supplemental volume to the Beethoven Werke, while WoO 92a and 93 did not appear as part of the "old" Samtliche Werke until Willy Hess's 1960 edition (Gesange mit Orchester, Supplemente zur Gesamtausgabe, 2 [Wiesbaden, Breitkopf & Hartel]).
Due to the vagaries of the academic publishing business, Brockelmann was not able to produce a second edition of his History of the Arabic Written Tradition, published in two volumes in German in 1898 and 1902, so presented the new material he had collected for a revision in supplemental volumes.

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