Average Volume


The Average Volume is the total volume for a specified period divided by the number of bars in that same period.

Chart: Average Volume

How this indicator works

  • Compare the Average Volume for the specified period to determine if volume is above or below average.
  • Price movement up or down with relatively high volume is seen as a stronger move than a similar move with weak volume.


Simple Moving Average of the Volume for the specified period

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