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Does a large open interest with zero volume in an option give any clues to the trader

For a particular option, if Open interest has a positive value but volume is 0, does it give any clues to the investor? There are open contracts in that option for the underlying but how come the ...
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How to execute a stop only if it is hit at high volume?

If I want to put in a stop order but have the order executed only if the stop is hit at high volume, do I need to write my own algorithm and execute via a broker API? Or is there a online broker that ...
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How important is volume when choosing an exchange?

I'm investing some money in ETFs; buy and hold. My local currency is CHF. I have an account in Interactive Brokers. So far I've operated on the London Stock Exchange, which means I have to do a forex ...
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Average Daily Trading Volume of US Treasury Securities

Karthik Ramanathan: Overview of U.S. Treasury Debt Management Page 9 provides a graph of average daily trading volume of US Treasury securities since 1980. Where can I find the original data back to ...
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How to sell option with no volume

If there is no volume on options you want to buy/sell, should you do any transactions with those options? Here is my scenario: I recently bought two puts of an industry ETF. A few days later it ...
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How does one typically exit (close out) a large, in-the-money long put option position?

I'm long some puts on a stock that has dropped a great deal. I've made $400,000 on an investment of $100,000. The question is, how do I exit? I can't really sell the puts because there isn't enough ...
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Is there a difference between buying few shares of an expensive stock vs many shares of an inexpensive one?

My stock broker tends to discourage me from buying fewer than 100 shares of a given stock (an odd lot) even if the stock is more expensive, and would put my portfolio temporarily out of balance (which ...
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Why is the volume highest at the beginning and end of a trading day?

I have been looking at the charts of highly traded instruments like SPY and AAPL in Yahoo Finance and have noticed that their volumes are generally higher at the start and the end of each trading day. ...
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Why can low volume move a stock price drastically?

Over the summer on days with very low volume, there were substantial movement in the stock markets. Why is this? Is it because there aren't enough market forces in check to really give a correct ...
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Can we estimate the impact of a large buy order on the share price?

What I am trying to understand is if we know the number of shares a company trades and the current price of the share can we estimate what volume of trade that is required to move the share price in ...
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How to reconcile these contradictory statements about the effect of volume on stock price?

This link states: Sharp increases in price and sharp increases in volume can mean bulls have been exhausted, all buyers have bought and there is no one else but sellers; the result is bearish ...
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What is the difference between FINRA share volume and NASDAQ share volume?

What is the difference between FINRA share volume and NASDAQ share volume? Why does the daily list published by FINRA have considerably less volume then the volume data published by NASDAQ. For ...
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How to trade large number of shares?

I'm a day-trader that trade stocks which have a minimum Avg. Daily Volume of 1M shares. Until now, and because of my "R" size, I've entered a positions relatively with a small number of shares (No ...
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What does “more buyers than sellers” in technical analysis of stocks actually mean?

I often hear/read technical analysts looking at volume and price action on a chart and claiming that there are "more buyers than sellers" or vice versa. Since every trade requires a buyer and a ...
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How does anyone make significant money on very low volume stocks?

After getting some answers to a related question, I thought I'd post a follow-up. It seems that if there is a low-volume stock, even with significant daily swings in stock price (e.g. 10-15%), one ...
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Consequences of buying/selling a large number of shares for a low volume stock?

Out of curiosity, I've casually followed some penny stocks that trade for under a dollar a share, and find occasional swings up of 10-15%. One naive interpretation of this fact is that if I bought ...
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Contributing factors to historical increase in trading volume

How can the drastic increase in trading volume that begins in the early eighties and extends to the present day be explained? My guess is that advancement in technology has increased the speed and ...
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What is high trading volume in a stock indicative of? Is high liquidity a good thing or a bad thing?

At Investopedia - Average Daily Trading Volume - ADTV it says: If trading volume isn't very high, the security will tend to be less expensive because people are not as willing to buy it. ...