To put it in financial terms, you reduce the volatility, but increase the tail risk.
But the volatility of the Syria situation and the lethality of the weapons involved justify such an initiative.
He is high-strung and on edge, and his volatility practically sears the screen.
He fears, especially, the volatility of it all: the checkpoints, the nearby Israeli settlements, and the bombings.
As for journalists, you can hardly blame them for trying to inject some volatility into the Obama storyline.
She was no more appalled by the loss than by the perception of her own volatility.
He is no more chargeable with volatility than society itself.
Associated words: volatile, volatility, volatilize, evaporable.
She wanted much of the gaiety, but with it the volatility of her younger sister.
And on the other side, it is evident that volatility belongs in common to all the three Principles, and to Water too.
1590s "fine or light," also "evaporating rapidly" (c.1600), from Middle French volatile, from Latin volatilis "fleeting, transitory, flying," from past participle stem of volare "to fly" (see volant). Sense of "readily changing, fickle" is first recorded 1640s. Volatiles in Middle English meant "birds, butterflies, and other winged creatures" (c.1300).
volatile vol·a·tile (vŏl'ə-tl, -tīl')
Evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures.
That can be readily vaporized.
Tending to violence; explosive, as of behavior.