volume

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The number of shares traded on a given exchange or in a single security or index. High volume is generally regarded as an indication of investor enthusiasm and low volume is taken as a sign of investor lethargy. Volume is a component of many technical analysis tools.

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Prior to the release of the quarterly earnings report, the volume of Intel shares traded was unusually high.
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The manager at the call center explained that I would need to be comfortable making a high volume of phone calls.
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John panicked, staring at his desk, as the trading volume began to plummet due to the press release they had accidentally published without editing to soften the blow.
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