Ken’s Corner – An Intraday Bitcoin Trade With Controlled Risk

Ken’s Corner is a place you can pop in to see what kind of trading tid bits trader and instructor Ken Long is sharing. This week Ken shares the learning journey of one of his students. While students are still learning the patterns and methods, in the 3rd week of a 10 week course this student is applying the techniques he’s learned to intraday trading in Bitcoin and managing 37R in 2 days with very controlled risk.  In his workshop Ken uses chart markups to help him improve his exits …

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The “Virtuous Circle” and The 37 Strategies Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast By, Ken Long

Sit in on this recording of Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast from Tuesday, December 21st, for a discussion of The Virtuous Circle, which represents his approach to a “Community of Practice.” Plus, we see a 15R and 22R trade from our Foundations students in Bitcoin. 37 Strategies Student Flashcard Ken also shares a deep-dive document from one of his current Foundations Course students. This detailed summary of the Foundations sub-course, The 37 Strategies presents a map to Ken’s approach of Plan, Prepare, Execute, and Assess. Click the image below to …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies As of December 15th, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In May 2018, Bloomberg announced that they had formed a cryptocurrency index called the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index. Since Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients, an index of this nature was one of the first steps toward widespread institutional involvement. The index tracks five major crypto assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS (EOS). The index started in May 2018 at 1,000. It reached a new peak in March 2021 of 3,765, dropped significantly until July 19th, and then set a new high on November …

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Getting the Santa Claus Rally Right By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

I get a kick out of all the Santa Claus rally references I hear from various writers and reporters. Almost all of them mean “markets rallying, leading up to Christmas”. I’ll call that the Santa Claus rally with a small “r”. The Santa Claus Rally I want to review with you today is the one with a capital “R”. The Santa Claus Rally was first described by the father and son team, Hirsch and Hirsch, in their long-running Stock Trader’s Almanac. And it’s a quite positive indicator, as we’ll see. …

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Big Money Power Games: The New Move Into Cryptoassets By, Van K. Tharp

Our readers will have to patiently stand by for the December Cryptocurrency Update until next week. Wednesday, the 15th of December (the last day of data collection) closes late, delaying our publication. So, today I want to focus on some of the material that likely would have gone into that update. Let’s start with 2017, when I first said that cryptoassets were the opportunity of a lifetime. Here are some examples of “Big Money” quotes at that time. Avoid BTC like the plague. There is nothing to support BTC except …

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Student Presentations: Examples of Due Diligence From Ken Long

Delivered to Ken’s community of practice, the following student presentations are what he considers examples of what excellence looks like. “Their briefings demonstrate conclusively, with evidence, that they gave achieved mastery of a particular set of enduring skills.” Watch these presentations to see what it’s like to work with Ken and to achieve excellence! Ken H. Luke Phil Griffin Eric Ken L. Tom

Don’t Mind the Name, Play the January Effect Now By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Regardless of one’s spiritual leanings, the Christmas season is a time of year that has a different vibe. The pace around us quickens. If you can look past the few curmudgeons at your overly crowded local mall, an attitude of cheerfulness seems to be the pervasive one. And, for those of us who can see past the blatant commercialization that seems to accost us from all directions (since sometime in October…), some of the joy, hope, and love of the season seeps in. Family members are calling to arrange visits …

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Using the Slow Reeds Trailing Stop to Let Your Profits Run By, Mark Boucher

Dave was an electrical engineer who hated Corporate America, loved numbers, and was drawn to trading because of its freedom. Dave has a trading system that is a mean reversion system in S&P’s. He likes this system because he gets validated quickly with quick and frequent wins. His system is correct 60% of the time, and when he is right, he makes 1x his risk. This system has an expectancy of .20. Dave thinks that he would be set if he could just increase his win rate points by 10%. …

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November 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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November 2021 Market Update Strong 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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