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Volume is a measurement of the shares traded during a given period of time. It is a measurement of how much activity happens between buyers and sellers.
This measurement is important because an increase or decrease in price with high volume is more significant than a price movement with low volume. For example, a stock that recently made a positive jump after a long period of downtrend could either mean the company is reversing its trend or the trend is cyclical.