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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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He is the publisher and editor of the many volumed Christian History series.
While he is best known for his impressive four volumed A Literary History of Persia--a compendium of works that exudes scholarly stamina and an intimate knowledge of Persia, its history and literature--it is through the pages of A Year Amongst the Persians that the qualities and characteristics of Browne emerge.
Even though he never spoke a word in his fifteen years of life, he conveyed volumed in body language.