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DEFINITION of 'Most Active'

The stocks on an exchange that had the highest volume over a given period. The most common time period used is a single trading day.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Most Active'

Generally, most-active stocks are those with the most shares traded over one day. Usually, stocks experience higher-than-normal trading volume due to significantly important new information affecting the stock reaching the market. This creates a strong impetus amongst investors to either buy or sell the stock, resulting in heavier trading volume, and often strong momentum in the stock as well.

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