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If there is one thing we know about the markets, it is that we do not know what comes next.

With the markets, anything can happen. Anything can happen, at any time.

What the markets do tomorrow [and the next day, and the day after that…] may be what is expected, or maybe not.

Therefore, the second thing we [should] know about trading the markets is to play it safe. Be prepared. Be prepared for the unexpected. That may mean a hard stop is in place on one’s trade, or that one is watching like a hawk to get out immediately if the trade goes bum. Have it your way. Just be certain that your way keeps losses Small.

Upsy-daisy is an older phrase that some of you youngsters may never have heard. As interjection, it is an expression, usually of reassurance, said when someone stumbles or is being lifted up.

Whoops-a-daisy is what many issues in the market have done of late, as in, taken a hit to the downside.