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How is it possible that these deep ITM stock options on DISH went from 52,000 volume, 550 open bids, 550 open asks to being completely dead overnight?

If you look at DISH's dividend history, you can see that on 20111101 DISH declared a special $2/share dividend payable on 20111201. The ex-date for that 8% dividend was... 20111115. The $2/share drop ...
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What does "volume" refer to?

Daily volume is the number of shares that exchange hands each day. A 100 share trade involves a buyer of 100 shares and a seller of 100 shares. Off exchange trades can be made but they are then ...
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Don't Dark Pools affect the correct price discovery of certain securities?

Short answer: because stock exchanges are not monopolies. Dark pools do deprive the market of price discovery, sometimes significantly. Dark pools exist because of low transaction costs and an owner ...
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What is it called when a big player buys/sells so much volume of an asset that it changes the price?

Here are two examples of people referring to such big players as "market movers": https://forums.babypips.com/t/what-is-the-difference-between-a-market-maker-and-a-market-mover/5123 A market mover ...
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Does options exercise increase a stock's trading volume?

Yes and no. It all depends on whether the stocks you get are bought by the seller or whether he transfers you stock from his portfolio (i.e. I am long, sell you a call, then give you my shares). In ...
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Rapids (RPD) cryptocurrency: 3190500% increase in 1 hour

How is it possible for a cryptocurrency to have a $398bn increase in market capitalization with only a volume of $480k? It is possible. To illustrate: Imagine a cryptocurrency with 1 million coins ...
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What is a good measure of liquidity for a stock?

Well that would be relative to what you are looking to trade. If you were looking to trade say 1000 share of a company and the average daily volume was 50000, you might consider this stock is liquid ...
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How come stock price increase doesn't result in a volume increase as well?

A stock price increase does not necessarily mean that more people are buying. Whenever a stock is sold, there is a buyer and a seller. So everyday the number of shares bought and the number of ...
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Huge volume but stable price? What does that mean?

High volume does not necessarily mean high buying demand - it could mean that there is high supply, meaning that there are a lot of sellers wanting to dump the stock. There could be lots of reasons ...
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What is the trading cycle of the market?

There are some general patterns in the US stock market but in and of themselves, none of them are going to make you any money. Monday tends to be the highest volume day of the week since there's 3 ...
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Stock Volume and Trade Completion Question

It depends on the orderbook when you place your order, and how you place the order. If there's a sell order for more than 500,000 shares at a price that's agreeable to you, then yes, you'd buy in to ...
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what does "mean of log percentage of trading volume of index"?

Log is logarithm. "Mean" is what most non-mathematicians call "average". So, assuming they mean exactly what they said: Gather values of the index you want to analyze. Convert the values to ...
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Large Volume exchanged, but not much price change in share

These are probably block trades. See here, and for Indian markets specifically here for more details on how block trades typically work.
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How does a specific share having intermediate owners during a time period affect volume?

Neither. If Person A, B, and C all transacted on the same trading day, the volume is 1 share + 1 share = 2 shares. Volume is not in $. Volume resets to 0 after each trading day.
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What is the term for the quantity (high price minus low price) for a stock?

It is known as the range or the price spread of the stock. You can read more about it here http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/range.asp
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Order book trading / low volume

I would not be trading anything with low volume. You will find it hard to get the price you want to buy and to sell. There would usually be large price gaps and it is a sure way to lose money on every ...
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Why the volume disparity between NUGT and DUST?

NUGT and DUST are opposites - DUST is a 'bear' (tracks 3x the inverse) and NUGT is a 'bull' (tracks 3x the actual). So if NUGT is much higher, sounds like people are betting on Gold (or specifically, ...
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Do inter-dealer transactions increase the trade volume when I buy shares?

In modern stock exchange there is no dealer A and B. You place your order via broker and it matches to the order placed by other parties via their broker. So there is a single transaction of 100 ...
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Whats the difference between float and volume or are they the same thing?

Floating stock is the number of shares a company has available to trade in the open market. Volume refers to the number of shares that trade in a time period.
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Why there are lot of 100 shares packs in Stock Exchanges?

An Odd Lot is a number of shares less than 100. A Round Lot is 100 shares of stock and any number of shares that is a multiple of 100 is a round lot. An order for a number of shares greater than 100, ...
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What do the green and red volume tags on the Yahoo Summary Chart mean?

You are correct that if the Volume bar is red the price has decreased and if it's green the price has increased. But you need to pay attention to the time interval across which Yahoo is making that ...
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How is stock trading volume calculated?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volume_(finance) ... the volume is commonly reported as the number of shares that changed hands during a given day... Selling one share to someone would cause an ...
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Huge volume but stable price? What does that mean?

This simply means that the price supported both buy-side demand and sell-side supply. If the price was $10 and demand was for 1,000 shares and supply was 100 shares at that price, the price would have ...
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How to research option maturity dates and volume

There are 3 expiration cycles for stocks: January: January, April, July, October February: February, May, August, November March: March, June, September, December All optionable stocks will have ...
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Is there a relationship between Post Hours Trading Volume spikes and Options?

The video involves traders who are short the OEX stocks and are long OEX calls and it's late afternoon on expiration day (DNW most of video). McMillan's premise is that if the number of ITM calls ...
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How to interpret the volume in stock candles chart?

OK, it seems to be a problem with TradingView.com I have contacted with their support and they said this: According to your chart snapshot, you are viewing data provided by Cboe BZX. Please ...
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Explanation of VWAP

VWAP is used a few different ways. I'll mention two. Investors who trade a lot of volume have specialized traders acting on their behalf that spread the trade throughout the day. In fact, these ...
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Is the limiting factor in the volume of the options market options sellers or option buyers?

In general, it is difficult to say one side of the market is the limiting factor. If I am willing to sell something for 101 and you are willing to buy it for 99, whose fault is it if we do not ...
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How to estimate the trading liquidity of stocks when buying and selling?

The first metric I would look at would be the average daily volume. I would only look to trade stocks with an average daily volume of at least 10x the volume I was looking to trade. For example, if ...
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Yahoo Finance's cryptocurrency volume

Comparing it to the numbers from coinmarketcap.com, which specifies units and breaks down the volume into market places and currency pairs, yields the following results: The volume given by Yahoo has ...
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