Monthy Market Updates and SQN Reports

Van evaluates the market each month and publishes his market update along with his SQN Report.

August 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report By, RJ Hixson for Van K. Tharp, PhD

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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August 2021 Market Update Strong Bull Quiet Market Type By, RJ Hixson for Van K. Tharp, PhD

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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­­Update on Cryptoassets as of August 18, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary BTC hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 on March 13. Since then, it has been much lower but recently it broke out of a channel and made some significant gains. The following chart shows that quite clearly. Will it test $50K again soon? https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin In late 2017, I said that cryptoassets were the biggest institutional revolution since the Industrial Revolution and that they represented the investment of a lifetime. Institutions were not ready or capable of participating in that revolution so they “pooh-poohed” cryptos. Let me put …

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July 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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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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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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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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Update on Cryptoassets as of June 15, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 three months ago on March 13th but it has been going down since. The recent low was on May 19th at $30,681 and since that time, it’s been in a channel between $30K and $40K. The following chart shows the channel quite clearly. https://www.coindesk.com In late 2017, I said that cryptoassets were the biggest institutional revolution since the Industrial Revolution and that they represented the investment of a lifetime. Institutions were not ready or capable of participating in that revolution …

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May 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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May 2021 Market Update Bull Normal 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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