Volume

In trading, the word volume is generally used in reference to the number of individual securities which make up a single transaction or position.

When used in reference to a specific investment position, the volume denotes the number of individual assets – such as commodity units or company shares – which makes up the position.

Example: You buy 500 shares in a company’s stock for 10,000 Swiss francs. The volume of the trade is 500 shares.

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