© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Trading Volume

Definition:

HOW LOUD IT IS ON THE TRADING FLOOR!

JK.

Trading volume is the number of shares traded in a specific security today or over a period of time. If trade volume is high, it means lots of trades are being made involving a specific market or security.

Example

Can you find it? Keep lookin'... that's the number of shares that have traded thus far today.