Possible Deep Dive Ahead in Cryptocurrencies By, Gabriel Grammatidis

The Cryptocurrency market is in a vulnerable position right now and I believe prices will break lower, making a deep dive towards $20K in BTC—representing another 50% decline in prices. I think another deep decline would actually be healthy for the long-term Crypto Bull to continue for another couple of years! Why do I think so? In this video, we will learn – Why a deep pullback is needed from a long-term bullish perspective (Monthly chart). Various reasons why the likelihood of a deep dive in Crypto prices is high. …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of July 20, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 on March 13th but it has been going down since then and hit a low of $30,681 on May 19th. After moving sideways for a month, BTC hit another low of $28,893 on June 22nd. Then it rallied 17% in a single day and since then, it has been in a channel between $30K and $40K. The following chart shows that quite clearly. https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin Thus, we are either due for more of the same or it will eventually move out …

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Monthly Futures Trend Scan – July 2021 By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Futures Asset Classes are following the “Big Picture Outlook” screaming, “Up” for all hard assets – be it US Equities, Metals or Energies. We find ourselves in times of asset inflation and the amount of money created by central banks needs to go somewhere – hard assets! Naturally, these are great times for traders and investors alike… The US Equities remain in vertical markets. Metals are still in resting mode preparing for the next move higher. Energies are about to make some big stop-run moves to much higher price levels. …

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Benefits of the Van Tharp Institute Educational Programs Part I: The First Ten Benefits And Stage Five Awareness By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

To help you understand the thinking that goes into the various benefits that I will discuss in the next few articles in this series, let me tell you a little about my background. I always wanted to figure out how successful people were different from others. The area fascinated me as a child so I started out by getting an undergraduate degree in psychology. That education occurred in the age of behaviorism — which meant that the person being studied was treated like a black box. You could look at …

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Current and Coming Bursting Bubbles By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Greetings from Old Orchard Beach in Maine. I’m up in the lovely Pine Tree State with my wife visiting my brother-in-law and we decided to go to spend a few days in the lovely “old school” beach community and, of course, to eat lobster. Lobster rolls, whole lobsters, lobster salad—I’m not picky… I’ve shared before how expensive traveling has become in this post-COVID lockdown period, where pent-up demand has exploded for anything travel-related. Maine is no exception. Several months ago, I looked up prices to rent a car in anticipation …

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Mental States An Excerpt By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

A state refers to the mental or physical processes that we experience at any moment. States tend to filter our interpretations of our experiences. If we are worn out, tired, hungry, and exhausted, then we are likely to be less tolerant of changes and not motivated at all. If we are excited and energized, then we are highly motivated and it would be difficult to stop us from whatever we want to do… What is most important about mental states is having the right state for the situation you wish …

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What is a Trading System? By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Editor's Note: This popular article was previously published in Tharp's Thoughts Weekly Newsletter. Traders often ask, “What exactly is a system?” In this article, we will focus on clearly defining what a trading system is and then looking at the broader picture of your system—your trading plan. Finally, we’ll focus on some key elements in system development.   System vs. Strategy What most people think of as a trading system, I would call a trading strategy. A system would consist of eight parts: Market filter Set up conditions Entry signal …

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June 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

There are numerous ETFs that track everything from countries, commodities, currencies, and stock market indices to individual market sectors. ETFs provide a wonderfully easy way to discover what’s happening in the world markets. I apply an index-based version of my System Quality Number® (SQN®) score to measure the relative performance of numerous markets in a world model. The Market SQN score uses the daily percent change for input over a 100-day period. Typically, a Market SQN score over 1.47 is strongly bullish, and a score below -0.7 is very weak. …

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Who You Seem to Be Is Shaped by Your Values An Excerpt By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

I call values high-level beliefs that determine what’s important for us. For example, if you value money above all else, you will probably have a lot of money. John Rockefeller, when his net worth was about 20% of the US GDP, was once asked, “You are the richest man in the world, what do you want now?” His response was: “More!” Now you might think that money is very important for you. But you don’t have a lot of money, so you doubt the statement that your life is determined …

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June 2021 Market Update Bull Quiet Market Type By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

I always say that people do not trade the markets; they trade their beliefs about the markets. In that same way, I’d like to point out that these updates reflect my beliefs. I find the market update information useful for my trading, so I do the work each month and am happy to share that information with my readers. However, if your beliefs are not similar to mine, then this information may not be useful to you. Thus, if you are inclined to go through some sort of intellectual exercise …

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