Volatility is not always a negative in markets. However, when we have levels of volatility that evoke the words ‘unprecedented’ and ‘historic’, we know we are in challenging times. Volatility can be created by many factors. What might be a bit different about the current environment is the simultaneous and direct human risk to our own families and friends, neighbors and colleagues. This is not simply a market environment nor an event far, far away. The volatility is among us.