/ˌvɒlə'tɪlɪti/ noun
the fact of being volatile
Investors are recommended to keep their money in building society accounts because the increasing volatility of the stock market.
‘…while the technology sector has certainly captured the imagination of private investors, the enthusiasm it has aroused among them is likely to cause extreme share price volatility in the short term’ [Financial Times]

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