Now we will move further. The next VSA indication we will discuss is called the Stopping volume, also called Absorption Volume.

Normally in a down trend you will see a down bar with high volume bar closing on the upper side. This is called a Stopping volume. This indicates that the SM is absorbing all the stocks. The SM has decided to start the game all over again and have decided to stop the down tide and start accumulating. As a result the stock will soon see side ways movement or go into a long accumulation phase. In effect the stopping volume or absorption volume indicates that the long bearish move is likely to end soon.

An Ideal Stopping Volume bar will be down bar with high volume and closing near the top. However most of times you would see the close on the upper half of the bar.

Stopping volume occurs after long down trend. Stopping volumes are basically alert to the impending reversal.