Dear readers, the US stocks markets (S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq) each went over 1% south overnight over comments made by US President Trump to impose steel and aluminum tariffs. Before yesterday’s showing of the US stocks markets, the US stocks markets has, accordingly to what I have been noticing, been swinging like a pendulum with the magnitude of the swing in each direction getting larger. On certain days, the US stocks markets could clock in a positive performance of over 1% and then on others, it could be of the same magnitude on the opposite side. And this variance on either side is getting more and wider and hence I have reasons to believe that there is currently more volatility in the US stocks markets now.

Fundamentally, the volatilities are attributed to the stocks markets’ anticipation of the frequency and intensity of the interest rate hikes but factors like …