erratic UK US /ɪˈrætɪk/ adjective
something that is erratic is not regular, certain, or organized in its movement or behaviour: »

The erratic behaviour of the stock market is making investors nervous.


Stocks closed up slightly after an erratic day of trading.

erratically adverb

The stock market has been behaving erratically.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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