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  • Volume analysis Part 1 by John C. Lawlor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Volume analysis Part 1 by John C. Lawlor Historically, volume has had only modest use as a technical analysis factor, even though volume, or the magnitude of volume, is a most respected market force. Every day, the 15 most active stocks are listed--a subtle tribute to volume. Most technicians, when referring to price relationships, state that a large move in price should be on increased volume. Cumulative Volume (CV) as treated in a recent article in Stocks & Commodities (June 1986), is one basic measure of volume. The first important requirement for studying CV is to co-plot it with price. T...

  • Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Cumulative Volume and momentum Part 2 by John C. Lawlor Price is so obvious that we all expect it to tell us everything. For example, if our stock gains $1 on the day, we feel good. However, what we really do is multiply that $1 by, say, the 500 shares we own and, of course, we feel $500 richer. It is truly the number of shares we own that makes us feel good. Volume, then, makes the difference, not just the price or the price change. Some technical analysts talk erroneously about price momentum. Momentum is defined as ""the force of a moving body"" or ""momentum = mass ´ velocity."" Consider...

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