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What You Wanted to Know about Coronavirus Testing, But Were Afraid to Ask by, D.R. Barton, Jr.

  “Testing.” It’s one of those words that have taken on very different meanings these past few months. It used to be a familiar word in my past life as a chemical engineer where I did plenty of “testing.” Testing chemicals for purity. Testing plant equipment to make sure it met specifications – which – also tested the patience of my co-workers… Like parents all over the country, I helped my children study for their “tests,” and have passed a fair few myself. And before I go full bore with …

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Coronavirus Myth Busting and How to Make Money With Good Info by, D.R.Barton, Jr.

  Ever since COVID-19 started spreading across the globe, there has been another pandemic spreading right along with it. It gets few headlines. It’s invisible to the naked eye. But it’s everywhere . . . and it’s very dangerous for you and your family.   The Other Pandemic I’m talking about the pandemic of misinformation, conspiracy theories, and downright lies about COVID-19. COVID-19 has turned the world upside down and scientists are researching the brand-new virus. Meanwhile, the rest of us are looking for answers. Thanks to the over-politicization of …

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Trade Through “Mindfulness” By Van K. Tharp, PhD

  What would happen if you could just pay attention to what the market is doing right now? You’d be totally in the present with no preconceived ideas or biases to influence you. If you did that, your trading probably would accelerate to a new level. You can trade that way if you practice “mindfulness.” Short-term reactions to news tend to be large in bear markets; however, if you just watch what is going on, it is obvious. Most people have trouble with this. They can’t watch what is going …

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Post-COVID – Investing In the Return to Normal by, D.R. Barton, Jr.

  I’m really relieved to see the first signs of the slowing of the coronavirus in Europe. In the U.S., confirmed cases and deaths from the virus are growing more slowly. Many science and medical experts say that the social distancing and other mitigation measures are starting to work. I believe, however, that the coronavirus pandemic and the “pause” we put on the economy will leave its marks. We will re-enter a different world post-virus. Some of what we took for granted about business, the economy, and human behavior have …

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Van Answers: I just invested all of my savings into TESLA stocks, what is some advice you’d give me?

  The following piece comes from a question posted on Quora.com To read this and other answers from Van Tharp, CLICK HERE   Question: “I just invested all of my savings into TESLA stocks, what is some advice you’d give me?” Answer: In 1999, we had a great bull market and I was hearing from bartenders at the hotel we were doing workshops at that they didn’t need to attend our stock market workshop, they could teach it. I heard a waiter say that waiting tables was his backup job, but he …

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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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