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.