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buy and sell volume. where?

post #1 of 6
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hey guys

Im trying to find where I can find the buy/sell volume of a stock for a given day. Like 10,000 shares bought and 7000 shares sold for x stock.. Any help or a link would be appreciated.

thanks
post #2 of 6
Nice question. I use a mixture of

http://www.profitspi.com/stock-quote/sswc.aspx (the right side)

and THE ONLY good thing on Ihub. Trades. If not manipulated?



and of course the Bar table from Strategy Desk.

post #3 of 6
Every trade is a buy and a sell. The only difference is who is being the aggressor, the buyer or the seller. If the trade goes off at the ask, then the buyer met the sellers asking price. If the trade goes off at the bid, then the seller was being aggressive. So in reality all you can tell is whoch trades go through at the ask or bid, but even that doesn't really tell you that much. Let's say that 10 million shares went through at the bid and only 1 million went through at the ask. What does that tell you? You may say that because the sellers were hitting the bid 10x as much as the buyers were hitting the ask, that it's a bearish sign. Now what if all those shares went through at the bid, but the stock didn't really drop too much? That would also mean that buyers were sitting on the bid, soaking up all the shares, which seems to be bullish.

Long story short, there is no simple way to look at the trades and get a perfectly clear picture. There are sites that will tell you how many trades went off at the ask and how many at the bid (look at the post above mine), but I'd argue that you can gain a lot more perspective by simply looking at a candlestick chart w/ volume on it.
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Every trade is a buy and a sell. The only difference is who is being the aggressor, the buyer or the seller. If the trade goes off at the ask, then the buyer met the sellers asking price. If the trade goes off at the bid, then the seller was being aggressive. So in reality all you can tell is whoch trades go through at the ask or bid, but even that doesn't really tell you that much. Let's say that 10 million shares went through at the bid and only 1 million went through at the ask. What does that tell you? You may say that because the sellers were hitting the bid 10x as much as the buyers were hitting the ask, that it's a bearish sign. Now what if all those shares went through at the bid, but the stock didn't really drop too much? That would also mean that buyers were sitting on the bid, soaking up all the shares, which seems to be bullish.

Long story short, there is no simple way to look at the trades and get a perfectly clear picture. There are sites that will tell you how many trades went off at the ask and how many at the bid (look at the post above mine), but I'd argue that you can gain a lot more perspective by simply looking at a candlestick chart w/ volume on it.
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post #5 of 6

Hi did you ever get a reply to your earlier question about buy vs sell volume?  I'm looking for the same thing.  Please let me know if you find this.  Lee W.

post #6 of 6

Hi,

 

Wondering do you ever find any site where you can find the volume transactions for the given stock.

 

I remember 3 yrs ago I saw one website, not able to recollect that now.. it show the buying and selling for the stock, that make me more comfortable to buy/sell based on the volume. 

Your help in this regards is appreciated.  Please do share if you know the good site for this.

 

Thanks

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