This week in the markets is brought to you by the letter V. That's V for VIX, V for violent swings in the market...
V ... for Volatility.
Now, you may be hoping we'll get a break from volatility after this turbulent week. Well, traders say, fuhgeddaboutit: the way things are in our new economic reality, we're likely to be hearing a lot more of the V word in coming weeks.
After all, they say, volatility is a normal part of any market. So It's hard to predict. But John Sweeney, executive vice president of retirement and investing strategies at Fidelity, has a theory.