The number of shares changing hands during a single trading day. This figure is calculated by counting the number of shares traded in a particular security daily, which gives the daily traded volume you can see on the price page of your daily newspaper and in the volume histogram at the bottom of your chart in your software. You should keep a careful lookout for exceptional or unusual volumes on a share, because that can give a clue to possible special situations developing. Your software can display the volume traded as a histogram at the bottom of the chart. You can also see the exact number of shares which changed hands if the volume histogram is on. Your software has various indicators which make use of the daily volume traded - like the Volume Oscillator, the Volume ROC and the On Balance Volume (OBV). The chart below shows a share together with its volume histogram.
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