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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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The comparison of different volume measures and their impact on outcome is investigated using different methods of risk adjustment.
Considering all analyses done, eliminating any single volume measure rarely resulted in missing a significant, negative relationship.
Outgoing volume measures the total number of responses posted by company representatives.
In addition, the robust discrimination between the effectiveness of likelihood measures (with light users) and the effectiveness of volume measures (with heavy users) lends further credibility to the argument that these measures of consumption intentions and reported consumption are independent observations.
Sales volume measures are readily available and easy to evaluate, but they do not necessarily tell the whole story.
Laboratory beakers (17), available at scientific supply stores, have no tolerance for error-unlike more commonly used kitchen volume measures.
The type of volume measures used by each country is indicated at the end of country tables.
The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released today (September 20) the preliminary figures of chain volume measures of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by economic activity for the second quarter of 2016.
The seminars focused on specific data sources, compilation procedures, benchmarking and reconciliation of high frequency with lower frequency data, price and volume measures, seasonal adjustments, and dissemination as well as revision policies.
Phase 2: Volume measures and stream pollution watershed wastewater collection and H2S measurements.