Chapter 9: Volume
In this chapter I’ll explain the significance of volume in conjunction with price trends. I’ll discuss in greater detail the equi-volume chart and outline an important volume indicator known as on balance volume (OBV).
I’ve mentioned volume in previous chapters so first I’ll briefly summarise some important points:
⇒ Volume is the number of transactions in each trading period, so on a daily chart it’s the number of trades each day and on a weekly chart the number of trades each week.
⇒ Every trade involves both a buy and a sell transaction, so volume is the number of shares purchased or the number of shares sold as these numbers must be exactly equal.
⇒ Demand is the number of shares ordered (bids) and supply ...