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.

Paradigm Shifts Part I: Your Beliefs on Wealth 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 feature is material from a past article. Without the proper mindset, the best financial strategies in the world are worthless. Many years ago, I taught an Infinite Wealth Workshop that covered a lot of financial strategies to attain wealth. Over the years, however, I have learned that abundance is an internal state and that external wealth flows out of that internal state. In the version of the Infinite Wealth …

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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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15 Elements of a Good Business Plan By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

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, “Business Planning, An Important Consideration for Traders”. Trading is a business. It’s a profession. It’s a skill to learn. Most businesses fail because they fail to plan. Business planning is the backbone of success. It shows you where you’re coming from and helps you to organize your thoughts and your objectives so you can create a plan to keep you trading …

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System Design by Market Type By, Van K. Tharp and R.J. Hixson

Editor’s Note: Dr. Van Tharp’s content is timeless and our goal for the future is to continue to share his material with our readers as written by him. Today’s tip is an excerpt from a past article, “How to Design a Trading System to Trade a Particular Market Type”. System design and development become easier and more effective when you think about how prices behave in each market type. Let’s assume that what works in a bull market will also apply to a strong bull market and the same for bear and …

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Remembering Van Tharp By, Gracia Rosslow

I was asked to say a few words about my memories of Van Tharp but this may be more than a few words since I have known him for more than three decades. This means I have known Van for half of my life. During that time, Van has been my teacher, a mentor and a friend. Like most people, I met Van through his work and my interest in trading. I started with the Peak Performance Home Study Course after I listened to one of his lectures at the …

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Third Time’s a Charm By, Libby Adams

An enlightened Being once said, “Ye are the light of the world.”  What does that mean? I understand it to mean that the Light of the Holy Spirit exists within each human being and that we are all Light Beings covered over by flesh. Van shared in this same understanding. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “We are Spiritual Beings having a human experience.” As Spiritual Beings, this implies that we have all kinds of Super Powers within: Love, Humility, Gratitude, Power, Wisdom, Compassion, Grace, Abundance and many more. My role at the …

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Living an Intentional Life By, Dr. Ken Long

It has been my privilege, honor and joy to have had a 26-year personal and working relationship in the Van Tharp Institute with my dear departed friend Dr. Van Tharp. It started in 1995 when I attended my first VTI workshop in systems development as a young Army Captain, on active duty, raising a young family in a dangerous world. I took a measured risk to attend and discovered, to my surprise and joy, that I had found my people and my tribe—traders with heart and soul who were professionally …

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The Components of Trading Well By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

I’m a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) modeler and a coach for traders. As an NLP modeler, I encounter a number of people who excel in something, determine what they do in common, and then determine what beliefs, mental strategies, and mental states are required to perform each task. Once I have this information, I can teach those tasks to others and expect to get similar results. My job as a coach is to find talented people and make sure they learn and follow the fundamentals. I remember doing a workshop with …

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January 2022 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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