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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.
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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.
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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.
Even if editorial reconstruction of a Weill stage piece reaches the conclusion that more than one version of a work is "definitive," editors can solve the problem easily enough by issuing a supplemental volume with the alternate version or versions.
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. He begins with the national literature of the Arabs, covering from the beginnings until the appearance of Muhammad, Muhammad and his time, and the period of the Umayyads.

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