Volume

Trading Basics

Volume

The number of shares or units changing hand in a particular security.

Other Trading Basics

Alpha

This is a measure of price performance vs a benchmark.

If a trader makes 10% per annum and the index makes 7% the trader has an alpha of 3%.

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Abnormal Market Conditions

A term used by brokers to describe a rapidly moving or thinly traded market.

Depending on the terms and conditions, this allows brokers to examine and possibly change trades placed during these conditions.

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