Monthy Market Updates and SQN Reports

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

Update on Cryptoassets as of May 15th, 2020 by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On March 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 241.61 after reaching a low of 217.82. And the total market cap of cryptos dropped by about $120 Billion. Today, after two months, we have some recovery to 359.29 as of close on May 15th. However, the BTC halving took place on Monday 11th around 4PM. That means that the BTC miners as a whole will now produce 6.25 BTC every time minutes. That’s down from 12.50 prior to the halving. And it used to cost about …

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April 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  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 a 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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April 2020 Market Update – Bear Volatile 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 …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of April 15th, 2020 By Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On Feb 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 525.32. A month later we had close to a 50% drop in the price of BTC and the GBCI was down to 241.61 after reaching a low of 17.75. And the total market cap of cryptos dropped by about $120 Billion. Today, after another month, we have some recovery to 309.68 as of 11:40 on the 16th of April. So what happened? Yes, there is a global pandemic going on that could destroy the economies of some …

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March 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

    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 a 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 …

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March 2020 Market Update Bear Very Volatile Market Type by, Van K. Tharp Ph.D.

  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. If you are inclined to go through some sort of intellectual exercise …

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Is this A Catchable Rally or A Bear Trap? by, Chuck Whitman & Mark Boucher

  Using market internals* has a great advantage in that they force you to focus on what investors are doing rather than on what they are saying. Our short-term trigger point of the 70% down-volume on February 21 came just two days after the all-time highs on the S&P. In the following days, our Bear Market signal happened in the midst of five distribution days. Since that first warning day, the stock market had eight 90% down-days and three 80% down-days over the next eighteen trading days for the largest …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of March 15th, 2020 By Van K. Tharp, PhD

I’m writing this article on March 14th as we are getting ready to go to South Africa (JFK in NY, to Doha Qatar, to Johannesburg, SA starting on Monday). As a result, I will update the article tomorrow if anything significant happens overnight. All sorts of people have said cancel this trip and don’t go. But I don’t have the fear that most people have. For example, we will be in Botswana for most of the trip and in Zimbabwe for one day to visit Victoria Falls. I have to …

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Special Market Update on Panic Selling By Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

I’ve been a coach for traders and investors since 1982 – almost 40 years – but I don’t remember anything like the panic selling of the last few weeks. Even though the coronavirus might not be much different than the flu, it has the ability to greatly damage the worldwide economy, especially cruise ship, hotel, and airline companies. For example, I think there’s a warning that U.S. seniors should not fly in airplanes right now. To show you my level of concern, however, let me list my upcoming itinerary: 1) …

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January 2020 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. If your beliefs are not similar to mine, however, then this information may not be useful to you. Thus, if you are inclined to go through some sort of intellectual …

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