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A look at the current market conditions: trades, risks, and opportunities

I thought this was a good time to take a look at current market conditions in US stocks. This is certainly a time when risk, emotions, and volatility are elevated, but it is also a market that is still within “normal parameters”. Probabilities favor a snapback, but there is obvious additional downside risk, as well. If you are a developing trader, chances are some good learning will take place in the next few weeks. If you are an experienced trader, simply do the right thing–take trades as they set up, use appropriate risk, and manage risk and trades accordingly. Technical and tactical tools do very well in this type of environment, but always respect the potential for the market to do something extreme and surprising; know what is most likely to happen, but be prepared for anything to happen.



Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.
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