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22. Modern Day Volume Issues > How Trading Volume Has Changed - Pg. Vol3-281

22 Modern Day Volume Issues "There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to change one's position and be bruised in a new place." --Washington Irving Over the past few decades, the structure of the financial markets has undergone significant change. The market has been transformed from a quasi manually operated exchange into a highly competitive computerized network. These dramatic changes in trading practices and changes in regulations have resulted in soaring trading volumes.