Dr. Ken Long

About the Author: Dr. Ken Long retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and teaches at the U.S. Army Staff College. He is a proud father of three, a husband, teacher, student, martial artist and active trader.
Ken started investing in mutual funds in the 1990s but has grown over the last fifteen years into an outstanding big-picture thinker and tactical trader. He also instructs dynamic trading workshops for the Van Tharp Institute, including Adaptive Swing Trading, Day Trading Systems, and two video workshops covering swing trading and long-term core systems. He has evolved his strategies over the years and teaches his latest advancements in his workshops.
Ken is currently supervising several Masters theses this year on applying AI to military decision making.

July 2020 Student Check-in By, Ken Long

  Hi Ken, It’s been ten months since I restarted my journey with you. If I remember correctly, I am one of your early Gold subscribers. I have been receiving your lessons for free thru the old Yahoo group, and I reckoned it was time to pay my dues. My investment has returned a hundred-fold. I was able to incorporate your systems and methods into my own beliefs and preferred way of trading. The daily nuggets you impart, especially the masterclasses, coffee talk, and moments of Zen enabled me to …

July 2020 Student Check-in By, Ken Long Read More »

Hybrid Case Study By, Ken Long

  Here are a couple of ongoing case studies being worked live in our chatroom with Hybrid Trading workshop students as part of the “Apply” phase of our learning. The TQQQ trade is a swing trade we framed and followed through on during the past couple of days to lock in a very good gain. The trade featured both swing trading and day trading elements. The WMT trade is very interesting as a trade frame of a symbol that was underperforming abnormally until yesterday. By just following the rules, we …

Hybrid Case Study By, Ken Long Read More »

Why Wait for Monday? by, Ken Long

  One enthusiastic trader made a paper trade in the live EUR/USD market 15 minutes after the completion of Ken’s Hybrid workshop on Sunday. One of the patterns he learned, the SSC “ . . . leaped off the screen” and with a risk of 5 pips, he made a quick +2.2R. Not a bad start. Ken’s hybrid systems are so successful, he is considering offering an eLearning course. More on that to come . . .  

Big R Trades by Hybrid Trading Workshop Students on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 by Ken Long

  Note from Ken on Tuesday, May 26 Some of the Hybrid Trading Workshop students are actively trading now while also learning the techniques. Several gained 5R+ trades today (May 26) while applying the simplest rule set to our most basic pattern. More importantly, their self-assessment identified several places where they can improve their performance with some simple tweaks of their psychology and technique. In the strategy podcast last night, I covered those trades and the intraday technique “Supported Spring Crossing” we taught over the weekend. That pattern worked like …

Big R Trades by Hybrid Trading Workshop Students on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 by Ken Long Read More »

Two Hour Strategy Session From April 26, 2020 by, Ken Long

This is a 2 hour strategy session conducted Sunday evening. https://youtu.be/HaYxtmiIK3k     HOUR 1: A detailed review of the pieces and parts of Ken’s Weekend Report (longer-term strategies) and the Daily Report for finding shorter-term opportunities. These reports combine the first 2 key steps in the Plan-Prepare-Execute-Assess process that Ken described in his podcast with Van HOUR 2: First 40 minutes: a thorough review of the 5 patterns Ken is teaching in the Advanced Hybrid Trading Workshop, from a detailed 2-page summary cheatsheet, supported by 10 more pages of …

Two Hour Strategy Session From April 26, 2020 by, Ken Long Read More »

Ken Long’s Masterclass – Updated April 23, 2020

  Masterclass (4/23/20) DVN, CLF Watch Ken’s Strategy Podcast From Last Night The link above takes you to Dr. Ken Long’s nightly strategy session recorded on Wednesday, April 22 where he provided some important advice on peak performance maintenance, analyzed the market, and identified several trades setting up for Thursday. He went into depth on one great example of his core and turbo trading strategy (the essence of his adaptive hybrid trading method) using TSLA. The images below highlight the market state and two symbols Ken traded on Thursday morning …

Ken Long’s Masterclass – Updated April 23, 2020 Read More »

+11R Morning Just “Another Day at the Office” for Ken on Tuesday by, Ken Long

Market volatility is helping generate some bigger than “normal” results but the trade setups, entries, and exits that Ken’s systems generate right now are quite ordinary. While the systems helped make Ken +11R in the morning, he added to the earnings in the midday and afternoon sessions. Even in the less normal conditions right now, these trades come from the exact same signals that the systems generate every day . . . so Ken wonders why more folks aren’t joining his free evening strategy webinars which he offers for free …

+11R Morning Just “Another Day at the Office” for Ken on Tuesday by, Ken Long Read More »

Daily Trading Master Class by, Ken Long

  Ken recorded two YouTube videos on Thursday, 3/26/2020 describing the morning session trades that generated a couple of losses before the market found directional traction. Ken finished the morning session well in positive territory with several larger wins.     Coming in June! Ken Long Live Stream The Advanced Hybrid Training Workshop Learn how to develop risk-managed action plans informed by different time-frames and trade well. Learn more HERE

Applied Systems & Strategic Thinking by, Ken Long

Here are 3 case studies for trade entries posted in the chatroom: trades in X, UDOW, SVXY The 3 trades were still open yesterday (Tuesday) when Ken sent them to us midday. He noted the US Steel trade with $400 risk capital would have paid for the upcoming Hybrid Trading workshop (see below) – and the trade hadn’t closed yet. You can see and hear Ken’s extensive analytical preparation for the US Steel trade from Monday night in the recording of the session at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y7KabkcCsE Listen in for his “analysis …

Applied Systems & Strategic Thinking by, Ken Long Read More »

TSLA Swing Trade and Master Class (VIDEO) By, Ken Long

  This four minute video details Ken’s internal struggle between his beliefs about TSLA and what his system’s rules recently told him to do. Ken says, “You should tattoo into your consciousness the importance and limits of predictions and beliefs and rules and management. These are certainly tattooed into my consciousness. The video reinforces all of the Tharp Think principles I believe.”  

Scroll to Top