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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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So now the question arises whether IRV is in fact the "only" solution, as Cobb maintains, for the dread problem of the Greens as spoilers.
Are we really supposed to expect these same do-nothing Democrats--much less the Republicans--to pass IRV anytime soon?
Voters over-whelming reported to exit poll surveyors that they found the system easy; those expressing an opinion on its merits liked IRV by a margin of more than two-to-one.
If IRV had been used, five of these ties would have been broken with Gore picking up an additional Electoral College vote in FL, IA, NM, OR, and WI.
Maybe the best thing to do is to continue to push for IRV and direct popular vote.
It is not too late for Nader 2000 to take advantage of its vast donor list to fund the rebuilding of its organizational capacity--including hiring state coordinators--and merely change its focus from a Presidential campaign to a national campaign to enact IRV laws.