Extreme Discounts. This Week ONLY.

This is a FLASH sale. That means it ignites quickly and then it's over. You have to take action now to get the offer.

Are you motivated to dig in and sharpen your skills in preparation for the upcoming opportunities in the markets? If so, Dr. Tharp has approved a limited number of discounted workshop packages for traders committed to improvement.

If you act fast (by this Sunday, August 7th), you can get a package discount to attend virtually ANY workshop we offer through the end of 2017 — at an unprecedented low tuition cost per workshop. How does $1,499 per workshop grab you? Yes, that discount applies to workshops that are normally priced at $3,995!

For example, you could use your package like this:

Workshop Full Price Early Enrollment Discounted Price You Pay The Package Discounted Price
Bear Market Systems $ 3,495 $ 2,795 $ 1,499
Forex Trading Systems $ 3,995 $ 3,295 $ 1,499
Peak Performance 101 $ 2,995 $ 2,495 $ 1,499
Peak Performance 202 $ 3,995 $ 3,295 $ 1,499
Day Trading Systems $ 3,995 $ 3,295 $ 1,499
  $18,475 $15,175 $7,495

Think about this for a moment: Have you been considering attending one or two workshops in the coming year? Now, you could attend five paradigm-shifting workshops instead for only a little more than the cost of two workshops. It’s like getting a reward of two or three workshops — for attending two others.

A Cut Above:

We specialize in high-quality, high-value training, and our workshops are consistently rated as excellent by attendees in post-workshop feedback. We strive to give students personalized attention and create a comfortable, effective learning environment at our custom built training facility. While our tuition fees are in line with the level of service we provide, clients tell us they receive even greater value from attending any VTI workshop, and the benefits always outweigh the price tag. VTI workshops are top of the line, containing cutting-edge material. Van Tharp personally hand picks his instructors, usually the best and brightest from his pool of Super Trader graduates. Workshop students will typically participate in a class of 10-20 traders, and each student always has the opportunity to receive personal input from their instructor.

Time and time again, students also tell us that once they attend a VTI workshop, they want to come back again to learn as much as possible and extend their personal network. This is where this special, deeply discount price package comes in — you get the chance of a lifetime to invest in yourself and your trading in a big way!

Making the Decision

Deciding to attend a workshop may be a challenge — even if you will likely improve your trading. There are so many details to consider: Can I take off work? How will I get there? Are these Van Tharp people “for real”? What if I’m the only one there who has ever (fill in the blank) or never (fill in the blank)? What about time away from my family?

And the list goes on. Rest assured, more than a few students have had these same questions, yet many continued their journey because they felt some sort of “pull” to learn more. Some acted right away and took their seat in the classroom. Others pondered — feeling the pull to know more but still not stepping up to actually enroll in a workshop. Why? Most often, we’ve had clients tell us they were apprehensive to come, not knowing what to expect or if the methods we teach “really work”.

We realize that some people could think we are some pie-in-the-sky company selling another “Silver Bullet”. If you are wondering that, read Jack Schwager’s interview with Van in his Market Wizards book from more than twenty years ago, look through the extensive material on our website, call our office to talk to the knowledgeable staff — and judge for yourself. With our company mission of transformation through the trading metaphor, day in and day out we help traders become better at trading and living happier lives. We don’t give out silver bullets that can do that — and neither can anyone else. You can do that yourself with time, effort, and a commitment to follow through on the fundamentals again and again even as you make your way to mastery. Our workshops can be a big help to traders on their path to mastering themselves, the markets, and trading.

Making It Possible

By taking advantage of this offer, you can join a dynamic group of long time customers who have said attending their first Van Tharp workshop was one of the best things they had ever done for their trading. The vast majority of students rate our workshops a “10” on a number of scales. Come see what all the buzz is about! The diverse and amazing group of traders that attend our workshops is one of the other main reasons that traders are delighted to keep coming back. We have developed an offer to allow you to attend a number of workshops in the coming year – for a greatly lowered package price — to see for yourself how our style of teaching can improve your trading experience.

Trading can be a solitary endeavor, so meeting other like-minded people is a very enriching experience — on a personal level and at the business level as well. Many unexpected friendships have started at a workshop and continue on for a long time. We have even had several money management firms start after people met here. Traders at our workshops are unlike any other group that you are likely to run into. That’s not what we say — that’s what our clients tell us. In fact, the uniqueness and quality of our workshop attendees are another key reason why traders keep coming back — and it’s also one of the main reason our instructors say they enjoy teaching workshops here.

Join other long-time clients who have said attending their first Van Tharp workshop was one of the best things they had ever done for their trading.

What is Included:

This unprecedented package offer enables you to attend 5 VTI workshops for 30-40% less than you would pay for 5 individual full priced workshops.

This offer will end August 7 or sooner — we are limiting the quantity of these packages deals.

All of our top workshops are included in this offer with two exceptions (see below). In addition, the package will apply to several new workshops we will introduce to the curriculum in 2017! Even workshops held outside of the U.S. through 2017 are included!


The only two exclusions from this offer are live trading workshops (Day Trading Live and Forex Live). The package offer is good for the Day Trading Workshop and the Forex Workshop – both of those workshops are eligible for the package pricing. If you are interested in either of those workshops and you would like to attend the accompanying live trading portion, simply let us know and we’ll walk you through the steps to enroll.

Are you registered for an upcoming workshop already and want to convert to this plan?

No problem! Just contact us and we’ll apply your workshop payment to the package. This process only applies to workshops scheduled from August forward. It does not apply retroactively to workshops which have already taken place.

First Come First Served

This package special is limited in number and the registration period ends by August 7th.

You will have until December 31, 2017 to attend five workshops of your choice.

Below is a listing of currently scheduled workshops and workshops likely to be scheduled for 2017.

August Workshops

Trading in Bear Markets and Down Markets

Presented by Kirk Cooper

Aug 19-21


Cary, North Carolina

Do you feel apprehensive about what would happen if we experienced another market like we had in 2008-2009? If so, you are in good company with many people who view such conditions as a crisis. For those who are prepared, however, another bear market presents conditions that spell opportunity.

This workshop helps you learn how to think about trading broad bear markets or trading a specific asset class, sector or even single symbol that is in bear mode. For a major bear market, think equities in 2008-2009. For a move limited to a sector move, think oil in 2014-2015. Imagine having had some ways you could have traded those periods effectively. Major bear markets come only once in a while but “lesser” down moves can be found almost any time — including during bull markets. Start using the information from this workshop when you return back home — and also be prepared for the next big bear market. Click here to read how Bear markets present traders with a unique set of opportunities.

The workshop's objectives are to ensure you are prepared to prosper in the next bear market. Specifically you will:

  • Study in depth the concept of a bear market.
  • Learn what a bear market truly is and learn several ways to define and measure the bear market type.
  • Know when a bear market type might be starting and how to know when it might end.
  • Learn several different trading strategies suited for bear market conditions.
  • Learn how options and hedging can be especially useful for bear market types.

In this exciting, three-day workshop you will:

  • Outline a big picture view of bear markets and where we may be now – from a big picture, historic viewpoint.
  • Identify and define bear markets using various methodologies.
    • Understand the psychology of bear markets and the personal psychology required for you to benefit from them
    • Hear first hand trading experiences of bear markets
    • 1987
    • 1998
    • 2000
    • 2008
    • Japan's lost decade in the 90s,
    • Oil, 2014-2015
  • Understand basic options strategies useful in bear markets
  • Understand some basic hedging strategies
  • Understand how to be prepared to trade bear markets
  • A Systems development process plan
  • Outlining your objectives for bear markets
  • Position Sizing Strategies for bear markets
  • Networking and sharing ideas and experiences
  • For more information on this workshop check out this short 3-minute video from instructor Kirk Cooper


    Learn More...


    Full price: $3,495

    NEW! System Quality Number — SQN Workshop

    Two days of practical application of the System Quality NumberSM (SQNSM)

    Presented by RJ Hixson

    Aug 22-23


    Cary, North Carolina

    While we discuss this subject area in two other live workshops, this new workshop will focus solely on the application of the SQN theories in trading for two full days. Our intent is for students both to understand SQN concepts in general as well as help them apply SQN methods to their own trading so they can better meet their objectives.

    In the “Applying System Quality Number Methods, The SQN Workshop,” students will:

    • Explore how to calculate a trading system’s System Quality Number score.
    • Determine what general types of position sizing strategies could be permissible for certain SQN score ranges, which strategies are inappropriate, and why.
    • See how specific position sizing strategies affect equity curves based on different systems’ SQN scores
    • Understand what SQN scores mean and what SQN score for a system might be good enough for you – with knowledge about position sizing strategies, you can drop the search for a Holy Grail system. Know how to develop position sizing strategies that will help you meet your objectives – you will have done this in the workshop in the exercises.
    • Define the criteria for a robust set of trading objectives – again you will work on your own objectives as part of the workshop.
    • Learn how to use some simple simulation techniques to help craft effective position sizing strategies.
    • Go home with a plan about what position sizing strategies might apply to your objectives and what steps to pursue next to implement your plan.
    • As with any of our workshops, you will meet an international group of like-minded and inspiring people who trade the markets.

    Passing the test at the end of the “Definitive Guide” book with a minimum score of 85% is highly encouraged as preparation for this workshop, though we have not made that a prerequisite. Be aware, however, that this is an “intermediate” level workshop – attendees are expected to have a working knowledge of SQN basics and position sizing strategies. Workshop registrants who have not yet studied the Definitive Guide have access to a special price on the “Definitive Guide” book in order to prepare for the workshop ahead of time.

    In addition, there is a 10-15 page Word document with questions to finish before the workshop. Register soon so you can get started on your prework!

    Learn More...


    Full price: $1,995

    September Workshops

    Forex Trading Systems

    Presented by Gabriel Grammatidis

    Sept. 9-11


    Cary, North Carolina

    Simulation & Live Forex Trading
    (Now expanded to 3 days!)

    Presented by Gabriel Grammatidis

    Sept. 12-14


    Cary, North Carolina

    Master three Forex systems based on the concept of trend-following. Each system is based on similar “ingredients,” but each has a different recipe to capture a different part of the trend. Consequently, the systems are complementary to each other and together offer several trading setups nearly every day of the year.

    With System Quality Number™ scores of between 3.7 to over 4.7, all of Gabriel’s systems rank in the "Excellent" category in Van’s trading system classification! You can use position sizing™ strategies to achieve your trading objectives more easily with systems that have a high SQN score. When you get back home, you can adapt the systems to different currency pairs, shorter time frames, longer time frames, or even to different markets! These systems do not only work in Forex but as well on Commodities, Equity indices and less liquid Forex pairs with similarly strong results. Due to the fractal nature of markets the systems work equally well on timeframes as short as a 20-tick chart and as long as end-of-week prices. You have plenty of flexibility to adapt the systems so they fit you.

    The Forex Trading Workshop is the classroom training course, then the Simulation and Live Forex Trading Workshop is the complementary hands-on training.

    Gabriel’s systems have an important aspect that is based on visual pattern recognition. As such you will need to train your eyes to be able to detect the trade opportunities. This is why the first day of the live trading event is a day of trade simulation (recorded historical data run on a software system). You will apply the rule set to identify the different setups. Then you will perform entries and exits as if trading real Live markets. You will build a lot of experience in a very short time as you can speed up time — as well as go back and forth in time!

    Based on the markets in the Sunday evening, you will craft your weekly and daily trading plan by applying Gabriel’s three trend-following systems in the live sessions. You will trade (recommended demo-trade) your own platform with your own money — all under the guidance of Gabriel, who will offer thorough direction and individualized feedback. The markets are analyzed and trades throughout this workshop by Gabriel using a projector. This helps you develop ideas about what to monitor and what prompts action with his systems.


    Full price:

    Workshop, $3,995

    Live Trading, $3,000

    Oneness Awakening

    Presented by Van Tharp and Rebecca Price

    Sept. 17-18


    Cary, North Carolina

    The Oneness Awakening course has become a fundamental tool in helping Dr. Tharp accomplish his mission of transformation and ultimately help each of his clients succeed.

    Students who attend this two-day intensive workshop will walk away with tools to help them cultivate awareness in their life, and they will also experience an immediate and tangible shift in perception. As a result of this experience, traders can expect to naturally become more aware, positive, calm, and centered. By extension, they will also experience a shift in how they perceive the market. When a trader sees the market as it really is, rather than what they want to see, the act of trading becomes more relaxed and they become more confident and successful. Does this sound like the type of experience you want trading to be?

    Learn More...


    Full price varies, starting at $995

    October Workshops

    Peak 202 usually sells out and is currently trending to sell-out in October. Register early to get a seat.

    Peak Performance 101 Workshop

    Presented by Van Tharp with co-presenter RJ Hixson

    Sept. 30-Oct. 2


    Cary, North Carolina

    Peak Performance 101 is Dr. Tharp's core psychological workshop, and his most transformative course for over 20 years. Thousands of students have taken this important step in their trading education, and you can too.

    If you want to know how great traders think, behave and act so you can achieve consistent and profitable results, without stress, then this workshop is for you. You will not only learn what makes a great trader great, but you will also find out what is holding you back. There are many ways you could be sabotaging your market experiences: overtrading, not pulling the trigger, overconfidence (or lack of confidence), or just making mistake after mistake. Van Tharp designed this workshop to help you break down barriers, as well as teach you specific tasks and strategies that will improve your trading results overnight.

    Think about the biggest mistake you made last year. How much did it cost you? What if you could "save" that amount every year by eliminating similar mistakes? How much would it be worth? Eliminating self-sabotaging behaviors could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to you over your lifetime; for some of you, it could be worth millions.

    Learn what all the best traders and investors have in common — their real secrets to success, and how and when to apply them to your own trading. When students put these concepts into practice — they see the difference. Just think what performing at a peak level can mean to your bottom line! Then, add the compounding effect of more consistent performance, and you begin to understand the real value of this course.

    Full price, $2,995

    Peak Performance 202 Workshop

    Presented by Libby Adams and RJ Hixson

    Oct. 4-Oct. 7


    Cary, North Carolina

    Van Tharp believes that understanding games is one of the real keys to psychological breakthroughs in trading and wealth. Learn how to become aware of your games: the Domain, the Rules, the Levels of Awareness, and the Trading and Wealth Games we play. See point 4 in a recent article which speaks to this idea.

    Full price: $3,995

    Infinite Wealth

    Presented by Van Tharp

    Oct. 9-11


    Cary, North Carolina

    Think about the following for a moment: If you stopped working today, how many months would you survive maintaining your current standard of living? Three months? Maybe five months? 18 months? Perhaps 10 years? Or, could you last indefinitely – for the rest of your life? Once you can maintain your level of living for the rest of your life, then you are infinitely wealthy. Very few people say they could stop working for the rest of their lives.

    Where are you at the moment? Do you feel like you are on a treadmill going nowhere? Imagine what it would be like to never have to work again. What would you do? How would you spend your days? Anyone can achieve infinite wealth - no matter what your income is or how old you are. In fact, we know of minimum wage workers who became infinitely rich while never earning more than the minimum wage. To achieve this status, those people needed to learn to make new choices about how they were going to lead their lives and they needed the discipline to carry out their choices. You can learn about those choices and what it takes to follow them through in the new workshop. Achieve it easily by focusing on your psychology around wealth.

    Full price: $2,995

    November (End of October/Early Nov) Workshops

    Day Trading Systems Workshop

    Presented by Ken Long

    Oct. 28-30


    Cary, North Carolina

    Live Day Trading Workshop

    Presented by Ken Long

    Oct. 31-Nov. 1


    Cary, North Carolina

    In this three day workshop, Dr. Ken Long lectures on the first day about his general approach to intraday trading and about two specific day trading systems — the Frog and RLCO. You will learn the why behind each system and the rules for each. Over the next two days, you put your knowledge to work learning these trading systems the best way possible — actually trading them. Ken will review a series of case studies with you and then you make trades in a simulator — using historical price data. You’ll get plenty of practice so that before you get back home, you have already made numerous trades.

    After three action-packed days of instruction and hands-on trading, you can opt to stay an additional two days and trade these systems live! See how these systems trade in real-time in the live markets with a successful, experienced coach in the room guiding you the entire way.

    Full price:

    Workshop, $3,995

    Live Trading, $2,500


    The Super Trader Summit

    Private Event For Super Traders

    Dates confirmed:

    December 3 - 12

    Cary, North Carolina

    Workshops Likely To Be Scheduled in 2017

    Peak Performance 203

    Learn More

    When you really understand that you are not your beliefs about the market, but the awareness of those beliefs, then you can really know what the market is doing. It gives you a tremendous edge. That type of trading is possible for everyone.

    One of the key principles of this work is that you really don’t understand much of what is blocking your happiness and success. It’s what might be called your shadow self—the disowned parts of you. You suppress those parts and project them onto others. And you start to hate the others…not for who they really are, but for what you’ve projected onto them. And when you react to your projections, you become them.

    But the good news is that there is a method of seeing those projections for what they are. And when you take back ownership of those parts, you free yourself up to be happier. You free yourself to see things as they really are—such as the market. And you put yourself in a place where it’s possible to just trade the markets. You respond to the markets in a flow state from which immense profits are possible. Are you interested?

    Full price: $3,995

    New! Modeling Great Trading Through Mental Strategies (Peak 204)

    Learn More

    Mental strategies is one of three crucial ingredients to success. I only touch upon this topic in Peak Performance 101, and in this workshop, you'll take the time to really explore this secret to success.

    Speaking generally, strategies are methods of how you get things done. Consider them your personal recipes for success. While you may have some idea of what strategies are already, they are quite different than many people think. A strategy is not simply a one-size fits all solution, like a silver bullet trading system (sometimes called “the holy grail”). It is how you arrive at creativity, motivate yourself, convince yourself, make a decision, remember things, learn things, or do any particular task.

    In this workshop, you’ll learn what’s really important about these kinds of strategies, how they’re different and at the same time, how each part is integral to your success. You’ll find that in each of these scenarios, it’s about the sequence of your thinking!

    Full price: $3,995

    Blueprint For Trading Success

    Learn More

    During this intensive, hands-on workshop, you learn the specific tasks to tackle (and in what sequence) that will enable you to transform your trading from loss ridden and inconsistent to consistently profitable. You see how to integrate the strategic trading concepts of personal psychology, trading systems, and position sizing strategies into one seamless design through a well-structured trading business plan.

    In this workshop, you begin to build your plan that includes specific, actionable steps you can begin as soon as you get back home.

    Full price: $2,995

    How To Develop Winning Trading Systems That Fit You

    Learn More

    Most system development software is designed because people want to know the perfect answer to the markets. They want to be able to predict the markets perfectly. As a result, you can buy software now for a few hundred dollars that will allow you to overlay numerous studies over past market data. Within a few minutes, you can begin to think that the markets are perfectly predictable and that trading is actually quite easy. And that belief will stay with you until you attempt to trade the real market instead of the historically optimized market. Many trading accounts have plummeted right from the start from this very thinking. One "sure-thing" trade placed without a proper position sizing™ algorithm have wiped out some traders completely.

    Only about 5% of the world's traders and 20% of the world's investors, consistently make big money. What these winners do is not complex. In fact, simplicity is one of the keys to making money. And you can do it too! I've modeled this process and can teach you how to develop your own trading system that fits your own style of trading.

    Our job in this workshop is to teach you what you need to know to develop your own system. The material you will learn is not market or time-frame specific. So whether you trade stocks, futures, currencies, gold, etc., or whether you place 50 trades per day or 50 trades per year, you will learn all of the components that every system needs.

    Full price: $2,995

    New!! Introduction to Options Trading


    More to Come

    This workshop development is still in the planning stages.

    New! Trading in A Sideways Market

    More to Come


    This workshop development is still in the planning stages.

    Plus workshops listed above under 2016 will repeat in 2017, such as:

    • Peak Performance 101 (Approximately 3-4 times per year)
    • Peak Performance 202 (Approximately 2 times per year)
    • Oneness Awakening (Approximately 2-3 times per year)
    • Infinite Wealth (Approximately 1-2 times per year)
    • Bear Market Strategies (Approximately once each year)
    • Forex Trading Systems (Approximately 2-3 times per year)
    • Day Trading Systems (Approximately 1-2 times per year)

    Flash Sale Ends THIS Sunday, August 7th

    Select Buy Now to see terms and conditions, or click here.


    Cary, NC

    For a list of nearby hotels for our Cary, North Carolina locations,
    click here.

    Book your flight arriving to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

    Click here for more information about RDU.

    Hotels in area

    When traveling to a three-day course, it's best to arrive the evening before.

    To help determine your arrival and departure times, see:

    What to Expect When You Attend Our Workshops

    Questions? Click Here to Ask Van...

    Contact Us

    Email us: van@vantharp.com

    If you no longer wish to receive our email updates, click the unsubscribe link in the bottom-left corner of this email.

    This is a supplement to our subscription based newsletter, Tharp's Thoughts.

    800-385-4486 * 919-466-0043 * Fax 919-466-0408

    Be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


    View On-Line

    Back to Top