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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.”  

Become the Hunter Yourself By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Note from Gabriel — Part of my personal mission is to help others, provide information, and transfer knowledge so that your path of trader development becomes as smooth as possible. As more experienced traders will tell you, everybody needs to transition through certain learning stages and I enjoy helping new and experienced traders make those transitions. With every workshop, I too am learning from you in how to better coach you. I like to stay in touch with attendees once the workshop is over and I offer various degrees of …

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Coronavirus: Important but Not a Reason to Get Bearish By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

  In the spring of 2003, I was invited to visit John Martin, a close friend of mine and a good friend of the Van Tharp Institute. John and his family lived in Singapore, and at that point, the world was on the tail end of the SARS (Severe and Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak. My round trip plane ticket cost about $700 and the wide-body jet from into Hong Kong was less than a quarter full. The SARS news had hit the airline and travel industries hard. Fast forward to …

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Creating and Installing a Belief System By, G.

  Editor’s Note: G (who requested anonymity) is a client with an engineering background who has been working on developing trading systems for the last several years. Over the past few weeks, we have featured his articles which take a deeper look into Van’s concepts including trading genius, abundance and belief systems. This is article 3 of 3. To read the first article in his series, click HERE. In 2014, I took time off from trading to work through the five volumes in the Peak Performance 101 home study course. …

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A Case Study on Coaching and Trading Improvement By, Ken Long

  Here are 3 snapshots of a “1-page monthly performance summary” from a trader learning day trading and hybrid swing trading systems. He has been trading now for three months after taking a home study course from VTI. One of the ways to sharpen your most important tool (your mind) and to improve your practice is to act as a coach and think about what it means to give feedback to others about their performance. Think of these 3 charts from 2 perspectives: (1) If you were the trader who …

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Six Key Factors to a Great Trading System By Van K. Tharp, PhD

Most people, as they learn about trading, are exposed to a lot of misinformation. It’s almost as if there is an intelligence agency putting out information to make sure that the average person can’t get ahead in trading. In short, there are six major factors that are the keys to your success trading well. These six factors include: Factor 1: Reliability, meaning “what percentage of the time do you make money?” is the first key factor. Most people emphasize this. They want to be right on every trade because they …

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The Little-Known Part of the Trade War That Has Cost Taxpayers 2.7x More than The Auto Bailout By D. R. Barton, Jr.

  Despite all the possible distractions from Hong Kong protests, votes impacting Brexit, and Aramco’s world-leading IPO, the mainstream business news is laser-focused on the trade dispute with China. President Trump’s fight with China’s President Xi Jinping continues to dominate headlines. Even the string of all-time market highs in recent two weeks had a tough time getting any press. The pundits quickly got back to talking about tariffs and trade negotiations, as if nothing else mattered. But there’s a directly related and very important story developing right under our noses, …

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Markets Keep Climbing the “Wall of Worry,” by D. R. Barton, Jr.

Going by the numbers, markets and the economy are doing great. The Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P 500 all broke several records last week. All three indices closed at all-time highs on Friday afternoon. But if you turn to the news, the picture looks much less rosy with no shortage of bad news for the US and the global economy. The big trade deal with China keeps getting postponed. Just last month, the Fed had to step into the overnight “repo” lending market as banks faced a liquidity crunch. …

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Zero-Commission Brokerage Accounts: Are They Right for You?, by D.R. Barton, Jr.

When Robinhood launched its mobile app with zero-commission stock trading in December 2013, the demand was so high, there was a waiting list to join. Today, the company is practically a household name. Some other so-called “fintech” startups have joined them, chief among them SoFi, the student-loan refinancer out of San Francisco. But when it was just startups offering zero commission, it was easy to ignore. At first, these were small companies, without an established customer base, and with apps that appealed mostly to younger people. But last Tuesday, on …

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Surprised By the Strong Sell-off in Bitcoin? ​Ready To Go Long For a Target Price > $20,000? A Video Tip by Gabriel Grammatidis

Editor’s Note: Gabriel is a successful full-time trader, a VTI workshop instructor, and a dedicated coach with a passion to develop traders to a level they become profitable at home. Since his graduation from Van’s Super Trader program in 2010, he trades full-time the Futures and Forex markets – and for the past few years, he also trades Cryptocurrencies. He will share his unique expertise and trading knowledge at the two upcoming Futures Trading workshops in November at the Van Tharp Institute in Cary, North Carolina. We talked with Gabriel …

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