Investors are currently being penalised in real time for each impulse of optimism.
A week that started out with the largest stock increase in a month swiftly turned into another week to forget.
The S&P 500 finished with three straight losses after building the greatest two-day rise since April 2020, with Friday's losses reaching roughly 3%.
Gaining five days' worth of gains for the S&P 500 requires braving an increasingly common roller coaster ride.
The unrest wasn't just in the stock market. Bonds, currencies, commodities—all have seen more volatility recently.
Prompting suggestions that the Fed should halt rate increases soon to prevent negative economic and financial effects.