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Here are the 3 most traded ASX 200 shares this Monday

Alumina shares rocketed almost 9% after market open this morning, before cooling off later in the day.
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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) ended this Monday’s trading session with a modest gain. The ASX 200 finished up 0.07% at 7,528 points. But rather than dwelling on that somewhat vanilla figure, let’s instead check out the ASX 200 shares that topped the trading volume charts today

The 3 most traded ASX 200 shares this Monday

South32 Ltd (ASX: S32)

Diversified ASX 200 miner South32 is our first share up today. This ASX resources share has seen a hefty 20.8 million of its shares find new owners on the markets today.

There are no major news or announcements out of the company so far. However, the South32 share price defied the ASX 200 today and posted a healthy gain of 2.13% to $3.35 a share. This company is now up an impressive 13% over the past month. It’s likely that this latest move upwards is what’s behind so many South32 shares trading this Monday.

Alumina Limited (ASX: AWC)

ASX 200 aluminium producer Alumina is next up here, with a sizeable 47.27 million of its shares bought and sold so far today. Like with South32, there are no major announcements out that could be affecting this company’s share price. However, as my Fool colleague Kerry covered earlier today, the Alumina share price enjoyed a starting day of gains this Monday.

Alumina shares rocketed almost 9% after market open this morning, before cooling off somewhat over the day. Even so, Alumina finished up a very robust 3.26% at $2.06 a share at the time of writing. It’s this stellar share price performance that is likely behind so many Alumina shares on the markets today.

Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS)

And last, but certainly not least, we have ASX 200 lithium producer Pilbara Minerals. Pilbara shares are going the opposite way to the above two companies today. This company lost a nasty 5.31% today, and closed the day at $2.14 a share.

This steep loss has resulted in a truly massive 205,456 million Pilbara shares swap hands this Monday. Perhaps this unusually large volume indicates a major institutional investor has been moving some money around. Whatever the cause, this has left Pilbara topping the volume charts this Monday afternoon.

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