Volume Distribution Charts
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Opening the Volume Distribution Chart

Right click on the preferred counter and select Volume Distribution Chart. (See also Opening the Stock Database Menu)

Select the preferred counter and click on the graphic icon from the Stock Database Toolbar.


Select the preferred counter and press F8 from your keyboard.


1.   The Volume Distribution Chart displays in graphical format all the transactions done by grouping these into the size of transaction and further dividing this into buy ups from the sell queue and sell downs to the buy queue. The purpose of the chart is to give the investor an overall view of the performance of the counter throughout the day.  Volume distribution Chart groups the transactions based on their size. For each group, the total volume done on the buy queue and sell queue is shown while the time of transaction is indicated by color code.

2.   X-axis indicates the volume done.
Y-axis indicates the size of the transactions (Volume x Price).

3.   There are 2 bars for each of the y axis categories denoting the buy up bar and the sell down bar.

SD indicates Sell Down
BU indicates Buy Up
The key to reading these charts is to focus on the mid sized and large sized transactions.

•    It is important to note that each of these buy ups or sell downs is a complete transaction by itself.

•    Buy up means that the transaction has taken place in the sell queue because there has been a match-up between buyer and seller. An occurrence of a buy up transaction does not mean that there is a corresponding sell down. Likewise, an occurrence of a sell down transaction does not mean that there is a corresponding buy up.

See Also:
Volume Distribution Charts [10 Days]