Equity markets are always subject to volatility and investors can leverage tools and focus on diversification to benefit. : The stock markets continue to remain volatile in 2021, following a stellar bull run in 2020. The rise in equity investments and federal support let the markets run wild in the past year, creating a visible disconnect between the stock market and the real economy. However, following the mass vaccination drive and multiple fiscal stimulus packages, global economies are headed towards a V-shaped recovery. Investors are gauging the effect of trillion-dollar stimulus packages and continued dovish monetary policies.