Crypto Glossary

Posted on September 13, 2021 in
Glossary

Volume

The number of units exchanged in a market within a certain period is referred to as the volume of the trading volume. When an asset changes hands, it is counted as the number of individual units of the asset that changed hands during that period. Each transaction involves the exchange of money between a buyer and a seller. They register the transaction when they agree on a certain price, which is done through the facilitating exchange. The trade volume is calculated based on the information provided.

What is volume?

The number of shares or contracts that belong to certain security that is exchanged daily is referred to as the volume of trade, also known as the trading volume. In other words, trading volume is a metric that measures the number of shares that have been traded during a specific period.

This metric measures market activity and liquidity for a specific asset, which can include any type of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, futures contracts, options contracts, or any variety of commodities. Because it shows that the market is extremely active, buyers and sellers will have an easier time communicating and completing deals as a result of this. In a similar vein, when a security is traded less actively, the trading volume of that security is considered to be small.

Trading volume

In the stock market, volume refers to the total number of shares that have been exchanged in a certain period. This would include all shares that are purchased and sold within the period under consideration. If 50 shares of a business are acquired and then sold again in a single trading day, the trading volume for that stock will be 100 shares, even though the same 50 shares are being traded in the market on that day. 

As a result, the volume represents the total number of shares that were traded during the period. Either a purchase order or a sell order might be placed. When equities are actively traded, trading volumes are high. In the same way, if the stocks are not actively traded, trading volumes are low. Trading volume may be calculated for any form of a financial asset, including stocks, bonds, derivatives (such as futures and options contracts), gold, and almost all commodities, among others. 

During each trading session, stock exchanges announce the total amount of money that was traded in the stock market. Individual stock volumes are published, as well as the overall volume of all equities traded on the exchange as a whole, according to the exchange. Volumes can also be provided for indexes if they are available. 

Volume in cryptocurrency

When cryptocurrency traders discuss volume, they are referring to the number of tokens or contracts that have been exchanged in a given period, such as an hour or a day. Trading volume is an essential source of information for online traders since, in addition to just observing price changes, the study of the trading volume provides a different viewpoint on such movements.

Volume analysis is useful for traders since the majority of technical analysis indicators are calculated about the price, which makes volume analysis advantageous. As a result, certain indicators, such as moving averages, are sometimes referred to as lagging indicators in respect to the price since they have an inherent time lag, as opposed to the price. 

Volume is a variable that is independent of price and is available to traders in real-time. When it comes to trading, volume indicators are an independent and useful source of information to have on hand. In general, it is assumed that the volume of transactions precedes the change of prices. It follows from this that a reduction in volume signals the beginning of a new trend. As a result, volume analysis may be used to determine the stability of a trend.

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