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?


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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