Stocks have been acting kind of crazy this year. 

With inflation fears running rampant on Wall Street, and now concerns over a possible trade war, the tranquility in markets investors got used to in 2017 has vanished. The S&P 500 has closed above or below the 1% line 15 out of 41 trading days this year, or 37% of the time, according to Bloomberg data. That volatility spurt has quickly surpassed all of last year (see chart below). 

Get ready to buy some more of those banks stocks like Action Alerts Plus holdings JPMorgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS) ... the return of volatility could mean fat profits from trading desks. 

Source: Bloomberg
Source: Bloomberg

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