“The only constant is change.” – Heraclitus – 500 BC
Volatility simply describes to what degree the price of a market security typically changes. Volatility can be “high” or “low.” But volatility – at any level – cannot be given the simple labels of “good” or “bad.”
To financial professionals, volatility is an unemotional, mathematical metric. But to everyday folks, volatility spurs fearful panic when it’s high… and fearful suspicion when it’s low.
"Volatility spurs fearful panic...when it's high.
And it spurs fearful suspicion... when it's low."