Dr. Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

About the Author: Trading coach, and author, Dr. Van K. Tharp is widely recognized for his best-selling books and his outstanding Peak Performance Home Study program – a highly regarded classic that is suitable for all levels of traders and investors. You can learn more about Van Tharp www.vantharp.com.

Update on Cryptocurrencies As of December 15th, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In May 2018, Bloomberg announced that they had formed a cryptocurrency index called the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index. Since Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients, an index of this nature was one of the first steps toward widespread institutional involvement. The index tracks five major crypto assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and EOS (EOS). The index started in May 2018 at 1,000. It reached a new peak in March 2021 of 3,765, dropped significantly until July 19th, and then set a new high on November …

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Big Money Power Games: The New Move Into Cryptoassets By, Van K. Tharp

Our readers will have to patiently stand by for the December Cryptocurrency Update until next week. Wednesday, the 15th of December (the last day of data collection) closes late, delaying our publication. So, today I want to focus on some of the material that likely would have gone into that update. Let’s start with 2017, when I first said that cryptoassets were the opportunity of a lifetime. Here are some examples of “Big Money” quotes at that time. Avoid BTC like the plague. There is nothing to support BTC except …

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November 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

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 an index-based 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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November 2021 Market Update Strong 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 exercise …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies As of November 15th, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In May 2018, Bloomberg announced that they had formed a cryptocurrency index called the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index. Since Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients, an index of this nature was one of the first steps toward widespread institutional involvement. The index composition changes regularly but we will just show the graph because so many institutional investors follow it. Similarly, there are many indices for crypto that institutional investors now follow. For example, Bitwise has also opened the Bitwise 10 Crypto Index Fund and you can actually invest in. it. …

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You Don’t Trade the Markets: You Trade Your Beliefs About the Markets By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In the last few months, I’ve observed one person trade a system that he’d already proven not to work because he thought it might work if he had more trades. I’ve seen another person say that cryptoassets had no intrinsic value and subsequently delete all newsletters related to cryptos. That sounds a bit like Warren Buffet saying Bitcoin is “rat poison squared” and about fifty percent of all institutional traders were agreeing with him. On the other hand, I’ve watched people in their twenties get excited about crypto “Shitcoins” such …

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October 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

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 an index-based 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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October 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 exercise …

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Update on Cryptocurrencies as of October 15, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

We did not publish a Crypto Update last month in mid-September. My laptop had crashed (the whole motherboard had to be replaced) and we started driving back home to North Carolina from Las Vegas. Thus, I have a lot to catch up on with you this month. Bloomberg announced in May 2018 that they had formed the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index which was significant for several reasons. First, Bloomberg only caters to institutional clients. An index of this nature was the first step to widespread institutional involvement. The index tracks …

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September 2021 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

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 an index-based 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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