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http://yhoo.it/9K44hN lists the historical price of Dow Jones Industrial index in a table. The 6th column of this table is the volume information. What does the volume listed in this column exactly represent?

For example, consider the following line from this table:

Date        | Open      | High      | Low       | Close     | Volume
Sep 2, 2010 | 10,270.08 | 10,350.98 | 10,211.80 | 10,320.10 | 3,704,210,00

The last number 3,704,210,000 is the volume information. What does it exactly represent?

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The volume, in this case, is the total number of shares traded on that index on that specific day.

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    Thank you. Do you mean the following: the number of shares traded of the companies included in the index? – user1473 Sep 3 '10 at 17:20
  • Yes, exactly... – Noldorin Sep 3 '10 at 17:24

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