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Stock Correlation is Jamming, Pounding Higher…Again By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

I’ve written about asset correlation multiple times in the past three years. And guess what. We need to chat about it again. This time we’re dropping back to just the correlation between stocks (spoiler alert for my next follow-up article: Correlations are high for lots of assets right now, including crypto). But for today, let’s just look at stocks. As you’re probably aware, one of the key thoughts that institutional money managers keep in the front of their minds is the diversity of a given portfolio. We could dig into …

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Video: Swing Trading Opportunities and Preparing for Battle Stations! By, Ken Long

Nightly Strategy Podcast: Saturday, October 1st, 2022 On Saturday, Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast produced a spontaneous discussion on how we view Swing Trading and how it connects to Day Trading, Core Trading and Hybrid Trading. In this video replay, hear insights into our fundamental assumptions about how it all ties together. Ken will also present a detailed review of Swing trading opportunities and trade framing that made him and his students very well prepared for the “surprise” (not surprising) market bounce within the past week. This is a powerful …

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Double Bottom Déjà vu? Or…Just a Mirage? By, D.R. Barton, Jr.

Every single person who knows I am a market watcher has asked me the same question for the last two weeks. This past Monday (September 26th, 2022), I was asked at least three times as often. In fairness, the S&P 500 Index chart that many of them were looking at does beg this question. And on Monday, the market closed with the most crystal clear setup I’ve seen in a long time: Without any markup from me at all, this chart has the clearest: 1) Start of a Double Bottom setup and 2) …

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VIDEO: The Importance of Accountability Partnerships By, Ken Long

Three Creativity and Resilience students share a 45-minute testimony about the importance of having an accountability partner and good coaching in developing your trading skills. In this video, you’ll hear an honest conversation on motivation in trading education and learn what a difference strong peer support can make! Ken Long’s next Creativity and Resilience course starts soon. Learn more here!

Markets Get Slammed: Some Things to Remember By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

The huge sell-off early on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, had both the perma-bulls and the end-of-the-world gang pushing their agendas hard and fast. In particular, I had just read a piece, late last week, from an investor and writer that I really like. But, it was pushing the bullish agenda, big-time. And to be honest, bad news sells. So touting yesterday’s market slam as the biggest down day since 2020 was easy headline fodder. Persistent inflation news sent the Nasdaq down by -5.2%, with the S&P off -4.3% and the …

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Video: The Top 10 Trader Challenges By, Gabriel Grammatidis

  Traders typically face very similar challenges as their peers. What makes the difference is being able to overcome them. Today, Gabriel shares his list of The Top Ten Trader Challenges – issues he’s seen time and time again – and then lends some useful beliefs to help you avoid failure.

The Market at a VERY Interesting Juncture By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

Wednesday mornings are just about my favorite (well, for a weekday). That’s the time I usually prepare my notes to send to the production staff for my Thursday appearance on Varney & Co. Plus, I often use that same time in my thoughts for my contribution here at the Van Tharp Institute. It’s a full morning, but a time when I can really dig up something meaningful, useful, and actionable for hundreds of thousands of people. Plus, when I get to, I have a weekly Zoom call with an incredible …

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The Macro Trader Trap PART II: A Unique Situation in the Futures Markets By, Gabriel Grammatidis

This Macro Trader Trap is unfolding preferably Long. The result should be a swift & volatile counter-trend rally up. In this video, Gabriel explains how the USD Index has rippling effects on other Asset Classes with the example of the Gold (GC) Futures chart that finds itself at a critical level. Why don’t you Strategize and Game Plan, too?  

Developing Top-Down Discipline By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Editor’s Note: Dr. Van Tharp’s content is timeless and our goal is to continue to share his material with our readers. Today’s tip is material from a past article. One of the qualities of top traders is their total commitment to the trading process. And while I cannot give you the commitment that it takes to be successful as a trader, I do know of a process that helps build this kind of commitment. It’s called developing top-down discipline. You start with your desired dream life and your purpose in …

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It’s All About You By, Van K. Tharp

Editor’s Note: Dr. Van Tharp’s content is timeless and our goal is to continue to share his material with our readers. Today’s tip is material from a past article, “17 Steps to Becoming a Great Trader“. Although it’s difficult to grasp, did you know that nobody actually trades the market? Instead, you always trade your beliefs about the market. Keeping this in mind, among the steps Van has laid out for becoming a great trader, one is most critical: First, assess your beliefs about trading and about yourself. Today, let’s …

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