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Volume points to the amount of a financial instrument that was traded over a specified period of time. It can refer to shares, contracts or lots. The data is tracked and provided by market exchanges. It is one of the oldest and most popular indicators and is usually plotted in colored columns, green for up volume and red for down volume, with a moving average. It is one of the few indicators that is not based on price. High volume points to a high interest in an instrument at its current price and vice versa.

A sudden increase in trading volume points to a increased probability of the price changing. News events are typical moments when volume can increase. Strong trending moves go hand in hand with an increased trading volume. It can therefore be seen as a measure of strength. One would expect high buying volume at a support level and high selling volume at a resistance level. There are several ways to use volume in a trading strategy and most traders use it in combination with other analysis techniques.
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Potential support levels from the Volume Profile

If we look at the volume profile (15-minute chart showing the last month) and focus on the higher volume areas, we can draw these four zones that may act as potential support levels if price breaks lower. The issue with predicting these support levels is the Italian referendum result is likely to cause volatility.

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Low Volume Pocket

Anyone else wondering what just happened to the Dax? I wonder if this low volume pocket had anything to do with it.

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GBPUSD area of low volume, More Bulls before the Bears return!

GBPUSD RECAP: GBPUSD is slowing filling the area of low volume created by the big bearish movement on the 23rd of June 2016 or as some may know it as BREXIT! (highlighted in one of my earlier uploads, linked bellow). Once this area of low volume is filled i anticipate a continuation of the bearish sentiment. So far the re-tracement has only reached 23% meaning my ...

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