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 February 17th, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary Last month, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 1414.37, following a low of 217.82 in early March. BTC had made a new high yesterday at $51,630.86. Today (February 17) and the index was at 2,295.61. That’s a huge gain for one month.   Let me put this into perspective. In late 2017, I said that cryptoassets were the biggest institution revolution since the Industrial Revolution and that they represented the investment of a lifetime. Institutions, however, were not ready or capable of participating in that revolution …

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January 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp

  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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January 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 …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of January 15, 2021 by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary Last month the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 962.55, following a low of 217.82 in early March. BTC had made a new high at $23,899. Today, the index was at 1,414.37 while BTC has gone as high as $41,420. That’s a huge gain for one month. The BTC halving took place on Monday, May 11, around 4 PM EST. That means that the BTC miners as a whole now produce 6.25 BTC every ten minutes, down from 12.50 BTC prior to the halving. It used to …

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December 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp

  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 is 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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December 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. 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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Ripple vs. The Securities and Exchange Commission December 22nd, 2020 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

SUPPLEMENTAL CRYPTOASSET UPDATE: Since Dr. Tharp’s latest Cryptoasset Update on December 20th, he has prepared an additional note on unfolding events. To review the December 20th Update, click here. The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to sue the cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) on the grounds that it is a security rather than a coin. This is despite it being recognized as a coin in every other country in the world and it being recognized as a coin since its inception in the US. For example, it was one of the few …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of December 20, 2020 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Note: This month’s update is coming out a little later than other months because we wanted to add more coins to follow. We are now following 241 coins vs. only 115 last month. These include most of the top 200 cryptoassets in terms of market cap but there are still some for which we cannot get data.   Market Summary Last month the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 659.58, following a low of 217.82 in early March. As of December 20th, it’s at 962.55, while BTC is close to …

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November 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp

  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 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 …

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November 2020 Market Update Bull Normal Market Type by, 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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