volume or not

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by ssrrkk, Feb 19, 2012.

Do you use volume information in your trading?

  1. yes, volume tells me something about liquidity, price discovery, and the state of the players involv

    15 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. no, volume does not help in trading, it is a distraction and gives misleading signals

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. ssrrkk

    ssrrkk

    Do you use volume information in your strategy?

    1. yes, volume tells me something about liquidity, price discovery, and the state of the players involved
    2. no, volume does not help in trading, it is a distraction and gives misleading signals
     
  2. ssrrk:2. no, volume does not help in trading, it is a distraction and gives misleading signals.

    Its my second and confirming indicator.
     
  3. kut2k2

    kut2k2

    False dichotomy. What if you would trade volume if you could but you can't (e.g., FX)?
     
  4. Yes, volume is very helpful. But like all things, it needs to be interpreted correctly.
     
  5. jcl

    jcl

    FX brokers usually give a tick frequency instead of trade volume. But as far as we've tested it, it has little predictive value.