REEDS Stock Market Trading Workshop

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An Exclusive New Trading Workshop:

The REEDS Stock Market Trading Workshop Outperforming the Pros in any Environment and in any Account!!

Would you love to trade with a system that reliably makes money regardless of whether the market was going up or down?

How about if that system could juice the returns in your retirement accounts without worry of large drawdowns in the next Bear market? And what if that system, in a few minutes each week, could help you identify the best five stocks to trade?

Plus for the first time from the VTI facility, live streaming is available for this event. Just right for any time zone with recordings available. 

An Exclusive New Trading Workshop:

The REEDS Stock Market Trading Workshop

Outperforming the Pros in any Environment and in any Account!! 


Would you love to trade with a system that reliably makes money regardless of whether the market was going up or down?

How about if that system could juice the returns in your retirement accounts without worry of large drawdowns in the next Bear market?

And what if that system, in a few minutes each week, could help you identify the best five stocks to trade?

As followers of Dr. Tharp, you know the 5 Components of Trading: Psychology, Position Sizing, Market and Strategy Selection, Exits and Entries. My name is Chuck Whitman. I am a graduate of Van’s Super Trader program and have talked and worked with many of Van’s Super Traders. Market and Strategy selection is the area where I see many traders struggle. I BELIEVE THIS IS THE BIGGEST AREA WHERE IMPROVED GAINS CAN BE FOUND. 

The REEDS system is simple enough to be learned by novices and can be executed in minutes per week. It also can be rapidly adopted by experienced professionals, adding a defendable edge to their trading process. The system can help you generate larger gains regardless of your trading performance so far.

In just two days, novice and expert alike will come away with a high-powered trading system that can be used in any kind of account. I know these might sound like exaggerated claims, but let me tell you my story and I think you’ll see why they are not.

Your Instructors

My Own Story

I have been involved in trading since I was 14 years old. I have been a successful options trader, spreader, trading educator, CEO, Macro trader, and Asset Manager.

I have a broad array of experience and skills that I have developed over the years. I’ve traded by myself, with others, with small amounts of money, and with very large amounts of money. Over the years I’ve traded every asset class and I trained traders to trade in many different styles. 

However, even with all the knowledge, I have accumulated over the years, I can say the market selection aspect has been the most challenging. I struggled to sort through a world of many opportunities to find the BEST opportunities. Mark Boucher played an instrumental role for me in solving this issue. 

Mark was the first to show me the power of combining fundamental research (Mark calls this fundamental fuel) with technical models. Mark demonstrated to me that the best trends all had fundamental fuel behind them. This fundamental fuel created trends that were longer and had fewer corrections and more shallow corrections than typical trends. 

Mark showed me how to scan for top fundamental fuel in stocks. Once I had the list of top fundamental names, I could then put them through scans of technical criteria and I had the confidence to know that I could purse trading these names with lower risk than the patterns alone. 

This method that Mark uses is called REEDS. I convinced Mark that this strategy was so powerful and simple that we could help people to have greater clarity on what to trade as a result. He has agreed to be a co-presenter with me in this workshop. I’m excited to introduce Mark to the Van Tharp community.


Mark's story

My name is Mark Boucher. I have been a trader and fund manager for over 30 years. During that time I have been an active trader and investor in all asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Real Estate, corporate debt, and structured notes.

When I was nine years old my Dad passed away at a young age. I was given a trust of stocks to fund my college education. The trust was managed by a bank, but it began managing the money right as the Bear Market of the 70’s hit and my portfolio was cut by 80%. I learned at a young age the power of drawdowns when I was left without enough money to pay for my college education.  As a result, I started trading stocks when I was 16 years old to support myself through college.

During my time trading stocks, I have always noticed the challenges posed by the volatility in stocks and investing in stocks that don’t move.  To be a successful investor, we must generate strong annual COMPOUNDED returns.  This means controlling our drawdowns in addition to generating gains annually. The evolution of my stock trading has included a multi-faceted approach that seeks to optimize capital, improve selectivity, focusing on vehicles that are actively trending, and minimizing drawdowns. My methods have undergone years of refinement and now produce exceptional returns.

We’ve been publishing our list of Top EPS/RS low PEG stocks each month since 1992 and the overall list has demonstrated consistent outperformance in good markets and bad.   And our list of Bottom EPS/RS high PEG stocks has shown consistent underperformance for potential short-hedging during this period too.  But in the last decade, I’ve discovered new ways to cull this list down to a handful of top performers within the list itself, as well as how to rotate to only those stocks among the top tier that also meet technical criteria that really pulls this together and boosts performance consistently.  

I’ve also improved how and when to use short-hedging to profit from bear markets, but not negatively impact performance in other times – and this combination I call the REEDS strategy that has never been revealed before. I’m eager to introduce this to the Van Tharp community.

2-Day REEDS System Course

The REEDS system course will be taught by both SuperTrader Chuck Whitman as well as Mark Boucher. It is a low-cost, two-day workshop offered for a price well below the value of the information. This method for swing and position trading is being explained publicly for the first time ever through the Van Tharp Institute.

The REEDS system has deep research behind it and a long-standing track record. The research suggests that the benefits of this system are not fleeting, and the track record shows that this edge is likely to endure in the marketplace.  Components of the strategy have been traded by these traders real-time for market-beating profits for decades.

If learning a massive edge that has shown 40%+ annual profits over a decade via a mechanical strategy could improve your trading, then you likely can’t afford to miss this course. It is hands-on, practical, and built to help you emerge from the class with trade-ready strategies in hand. 

Watch Van Tharp interview Chuck Whitman about this exciting new course: 

Two delivery options: On-site or Livestream

This course will allow on-site students to attend a cocktail reception after the first night of the course for up-close access to Chuck and Mark; however, note that if you cannot travel to the VTI offices in North Carolina, this will be first ever workshop offered via LIVESTREAM. This presentation technology will make it possible for you to interact with Chuck and Mark via a special VIP webinar on Monday morning before the second day of the course. You’ll also get real-time answers to your questions throughout the course from the comfort of your own home. 

This one-of-a-kind course will be packed with information and value. Check out the outline to get a look at what you’ll experience in this course: 

November 18 - Sunday Morning
Presenter: Mark Boucher 

Primary takeaway: Trading Plan for the REEDS system
Content for basic REEDS strategy

  • Introduction to the REEDS system
  • The research behind the mechanical rules
  • Why this system gives traders an edge
  • Psychology – beliefs you need to have
  • Allocation and Money Management rules
  • Market Selection – how to find timely value stocks
  • Exit rules and order types 
  • Entry rules and order types

This includes:

  • Mark Boucher’s explanation of the system and its objective, easy-to-follow rules
  • A walkthrough of trading examples, with interactive preparation for trading these rules in real time
  • Mark’s review of the track record of this system which has gained an average of 40% annual returns each year since 2007, and how a trader could expect to replicate the strategy
  • Mark’s documented trading plan addressing the five major components: Psychology, Money Management, Market Selection, Exit Rules, Entry Rules, to execute a low-risk, low-maintenance trading strategy

Learning Outcome: At the end of the morning session students will have completed filling out a Basic Trading Plan for the REEDS system, with mechanical rules that show a demonstrable market edge.

November 18 - Sunday Afternoon
Presenter: Chuck Whitman 

Primary takeaway: Framework for Discretionary Trading Plan 
Content for discretionary improvements to the REEDS strategy

  • Introduction to Chuck’s personally-used technical patterns
  • Explanation to the patterns (first time presented anywhere)
  • How to identify REEDS system candidates by technical pattern
  • Psychology – the beliefs behind these patterns
  • Money Management rules and strategy
  • Scale-in and scale-out techniques that work
  • Position-sizing strategies based on market conditions
  • Trade adjustment techniques
  • Exit rules and order strategies
  • Entry rules and timing strategies
  • Alternative methods for capturing value from the REEDS system
  • Using options to limit risk
  • Using options for leverage
  • Using options for hedges and extended gains

This includes:

  • Chuck Whitman’s explanation of how to improve on a mechanical system
  • Chuck’s explanation of the trader psychology that accompanies the REEDS system
  • Chuck’s walkthrough of how to apply discretionary techniques to Mark’s Macro-Trading models
  • Chuck’s personally proven technical trading patterns that he has used profitably as nearly two decades of trading
  • Chuck’s explanation of the risk models that tell you when to be more aggressive or more risk-averse

Learning Objective: At the end of the afternoon session, students will have the framework for compiling a discretionary trading plan that can enhance the REEDS system’s market edge. 

November 19 – Monday Morning – Simulation and Analysis
Presenter: Mark Boucher and Chuck Whitman 

Primary takeaway: Completed demo trades and tracking sheet 
Content for Simulation and Analysis Session

  • Real-time research and preparation
  • Implementing the basic trading plan
  • Simulation examples
  • Student walk-throughs of trades
  • Tracking the results of your trades
  • Evaluating the success of your trading system
  • Risk and opportunities based on market conditions

This includes:

  • Chuck and Mark walking students through the current market setting and REEDS mechanical model
  • Mark’s explanation for how to implement the basic mechanical rules
  • Mark’s interactive simulations for students to practice based on previous setups
  • Mark’s explanation for how to track and evaluate your system successfully

Learning Objective: At the end of the morning session, students will understand how to implement the basic REEDS system and have the knowledge and tools to track performance for this system. 

November 19 - Monday Afternoon – Implementing your high-performance, discretionary rules based on the REEDS trading system

Primary takeaway: Customized and personalized trading plan ready for implementation
Content for discretionary trading plan implementation

  • Guidance and feedback on what will work for individual traders
  • Pattern trading – why and how it might work
  • Trading adjustments – when to use these to your advantage
  • Personality component – how to tell what works for you
  • Adjusting your approach to fit the market
  • What to watch for in market selection
  • How to increase opportunity without increasing risk
  • How to coach yourself to a winning mindset
  • Developing mental strategies that work
  • Recognizing warning signs
  • What would Mark and Chuck do?
  • Preparing to implement your trading plan
  • Base system statistics
  • Setting your expectations
  • Practice accurately
  • Plan your implementation
  • How to get help when you need it

This includes:

  • Chuck and Mark’s discretionary amplifications of the current REED model
  • Mark’s observations of the current environment and feasibility for increased opportunity or need for greater risk control
  • Mark’s introduction of additional system variations known to be profitable
  • Chuck’s explanations of matching the system variations to your personal preferences
  • Explanation of additional resources available to students after they leave the workshop

Learning Objective: At the end of the afternoon session students will have a customized and personalized trading plan and be ready to implement it on their own time frame.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take the course at a discount! 
Register before November 1st for $1,150 and $1,500 thereafter.

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What: This is the first time a workshop has been live streamed from Van Tharp Institute facility. VTI is partnering with Chuck Whitman's new education company and their team has the experience to bring this option to you!

Cost: The price for the livestream option represents a discount to you because you don't have to travel to North Carolina. But, if you want to insure you get the best possible interactions, questions, and so forth, and would also like to attend the Sunday night cocktail session to get personal attention from Chuck and Mark, then attending in person can't be matched.

Available in the future: The recorded information in this class will be highly valuable and is being considered for e-learning module in the future. Were this course to be offered as e-learning it would likely be priced similar to the live course itself. Chuck and Mark believe this information is extremely valuable so it will be unlikely that they will offer it for a reduced price. Additionally, please note that it takes time to produce an e-learning course and it may be a while before they course becomes available.

Can I ask Questions: With all that as qualification, Chuck and Mark will be taking chat and email questions and incorporating them into the presentation. Additionally, they will also do a real-time webinar on Monday morning before class starts, to accommodate people in other time zones. For Australia, this would be an early evening hour and you would be able to get questions answered in real-time if you had occasion to watch the Sunday live-streamed session during the day on Monday.

Can't Watch Live: But even if you had to watch the live course at a completely different time, you would still get a tremendous amount of value from the course. All workbook or class resource materials will be provided online and easily accessible at the time of the class. The recording of the class will be available for viewing for at least 90 days afterward so that you can review it as often as needed.

Rules of the System: The information will be concretely beneficial. Chuck and Mark explain that the REEDS system will be fully mechanical (meaning objectively verifiable and easy-to-follow) and they claim that those rules all by themselves are responsible for double-digit gains for nearly two decades of performance. So even if all you could do was hear the rules of the system it will be valuable.

Is there an upsell: The system does not require additional purchases to run, it is a position-trading, low maintenance system that can be operated from anywhere in the world. It is based on the idea of U.S. Stocks, but the principles used in working with these stocks may be applicable to other markets (Australia, UK, or Germany) depending on the information available from the companies selected. No back-testing has been done on those markets to know for certain what the returns would be, but from the principles involved, students will be able to see for themselves why the system is likely to be transferable--largely because it is based heavily on relative value strength.

Value: Chuck and Mark are trading-education customers themselves. They know what it is like to pay for and attend one of these workshops, so they are striving to make sure the customer feels they are getting a great value for what they pay. We also have engaged a team of e-learning and livestream specialists to make certain that this course is not merely a camera in the back of the room. The experience will be significantly better than what you might have experienced elsewhere.

When is it Available: The recorded course material is being produced in real-time, so we anticipate that it should be available almost immediately after each session is complete (as a series of unedited sessions), and these recordings will be available for 90 days afterwards. 


What to Expect When You Attend Our Workshops

The three-day workshops begin at 9:00 a.m.; registration on the first day begins at 8:30 a.m. We suggest that you arrive the evening before the workshop starts. Each course ends at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day.

Dress is casual.

Attendees of our courses come from literally all parts of the world. You will meet all types of traders from all aspects of trading, as well. Through their casual conversations about trading and investing at these events, we often hear how much attendees learn from each other.

Our courses offer a relaxed, noncompetitive environment in which you will learn some of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated trading concepts and strategies available. Our speakers are handpicked by Dr. Tharp for their expertise. They are open, they welcome comments and questions, and they share in Dr. Tharp's philosophy of generously imparting their knowledge.

Materials & Supplies

Most of materials that you need are provided at the workshop. Notebooks are provided for certain workshops. For our more technical workshops, however, we sometimes provide your notes via a flash drive. For these workshops, you will need to bring a laptop. Contact us if you have questions.

If you need to bring a laptop, we will let you know. If you want to bring your laptop regardless, you are welcome to do so. The workshop room has ample electrical outlets (international clients: remember to bring your converters for US outlets). Wireless internet connectivity is available. Note that the Peak Performance workshops do not use tables, so we would recommend not bringing laptops to these workshops.

A community computer and printer are provided for student use which is useful for printing boarding passes or checking your email.

We also provide workshop necessities such as paper pads, notebooks, flash drives when needed, pens, etc.

Course Schedules

Registration on the first day begins at 8:30 a.m.

The three-day courses begin at 9:00 a.m.

Courses end at approximately 5:00 pm on the last day.


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

See Travel and Hotels for information about making your travel arrangements. 

What You Should Do Before Attending 

We highly recommend that you read Dr. Tharp's books before attending a workshop. Ideally we'd like to see you come in having read several of them, but at a minimum read the following.

If you are attending any of the Peak Performance workshops, Oneness, or Blueprint for Trading Success, read Trading Beyond the Matrix first.

If you are attending How to Develop A Winning Trading Systems or one of the Systems related workshops (Day Trading, Swing, Forex), read Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom before attending.

Where are the Courses Offered

All workshops (other than international locations) are held in Cary, North Carolina, USA, at the Van Tharp Institute’s on-site workshop facility. (See Hotels and Travel section below for international locations)

Facility Address:

102A Commonwealth Court

Cary, NC 27511


See Travel and Your Stay in NC for information about making your travel arrangements and hotels.           

Dress in layers. We find that while one person is too warm another is too cool; short sleeves with a jacket or sweater work best for your comfort.

Coffee, beverages, bottled water, and healthy snacks are provided throughout each workshop day. Lunch is not provided on site, but there are several restaurants within walking distance.

Our workshop room has comfortable seating, a large projector screen and a smaller ”smart board” screen. Maximum capacity (with tables) is 30 students, so you will be able to hear and see well from every seat.

We have staff on-site to help you know where to go for lunch, call a cab, give you directions to the mall, and assist you with whatever might arise. 

Hotels for Cary North Carolina

Hotels Near Our NC Workshop Location click here.

Click here to see of list of recommended hotels. Note that the top two hotels have week-day shuttles and Homewood Suites offers weekend service as well.

  • Comfort Suites (has a shuttle)
  • Homewood Suites (has a shuttle)
  • Hampton Inn
  • La Quinta

These four hotels are close together and are where most clients stay. This makes catching rides and after hours dinner plans more convenient. If you are not getting a rental car we strongly advise you stay at one of these four.

If you know other students and wish to share a room, consider the Homewood Suites.

Do not hesitate to let us know if you have questions. Call 919-466-0043.

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Hotel for London, England October 2018

Join us in October at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street hotel situated within minutes of the stylish shopping districts, and within walking distance of the West End Theatres. Each of the 174 bedrooms has an elegant blend of lavish furnishings, marble bathrooms and cutting-edge technology, including flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Book soon to ensure you can stay in the same hotel as the workshops.

Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel


9-13 Bloomsbury Street

Nr Covent Garden

London  WC1B 3QD

LAT: 51.5176 LONG: -0.1277

Bedroom Reservations:

Phone: + 44 (0)20 7636 5601

Use the link below for special rates for Van Tharp Institute Students.

The ultimate blend of luxury and contemporary style.

Car Rental, Airport, Etc. (North Carolina Only)

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

Click here for more information about RDU.

Car rentals are recommended.

Click for information about renting a car from RDU airport.

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

To help determine your arrival and departure times, see What to Expect When You Attend Our Workshops.

Click to see a map from location of the top three recommended hotels to VTI.

Click here to see some of the people you may meet during your stay.

About Raleigh/Cary, NC

Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. Cary is a suburb of Raleigh. Other nearby cities include Durham and Chapel Hill. The area is known as the Research Triangle Park (RTP), a globally prominent, high-technology research and development center.

Our strong university system, which includes Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University and a number of other area universities/colleges, gives us one of the highest per capita Ph.D. populations in the US.

We are in driving distance of the beach (2-4 hours), the mountains (3-4 hrs), Charlotte (3 hrs), Washington D.C. (5 hrs) and Atlanta (7 hrs). North Carolina beaches and mountains are known for their beauty and are popular vacation spots.

NC is well-known for its golf courses. The world-renowned Pinehurst Resort is only a one hour drive from Cary.

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How to Save $500-$700 and Other Discounts

Early Enrollment Discounts

Most workshops have a $700 early enrollment discount that expires about three weeks before the start of the workshop.

This is our best offer and we encourage all students to take advantage of this pricing!

Check the workshops course list to determine which discounts are offered.

Bring a Friend and You Both Deduct an Additional $200!

If you bring a colleague who is new to Van Tharp Institute (not already a customer or subscriber), you can both deduct another $200 off the price, even if you take advantage of the early enrollment discount offer! (Discount applies to workshops priced at $2,295 or above.)

If using this discount, call to register. The shopping cart registration system does not deduct the "Bring a Friend" discount. Contact us at 800-385-4486 or +1-919-466-0043.

From time to time, special discounts are offered for courses. Back-to-back workshops generally offer an additional discount when attending both.  Check the workshop schedule to learn more.

We always send out notices and reminders regarding dates and special offers to subscribers of our Tharp's Thoughts Newsletter.

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How to Get a Custom-Designed Workshop

We can tailor a workshop to a topic, to your group size, to your location and more.

Call 800-385-4486 to learn more. As an initial point of reference see Consultations with Dr. Tharp.

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