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Tech Stocks Trading Defies Holiday Doldrums In Busy Week

  • Number of shares traded on Nasdaq jumped to highest since 2004
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Trading volume, even in hot areas such as tech stocks, notoriously dip in the days ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. Not this year.

Volume on the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index averaged 1.07 billion shares per day through Wednesday -- making it the biggest lead up to Thanksgiving since 2004 and almost double the volume of last year, when about 580 million of shares were traded, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.