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 Cryptoassets as of May 15th, 2020 by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On March 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 241.61 after reaching a low of 217.82. And the total market cap of cryptos dropped by about $120 Billion. Today, after two months, we have some recovery to 359.29 as of close on May 15th. However, the BTC halving took place on Monday 11th around 4PM. That means that the BTC miners as a whole will now produce 6.25 BTC every time minutes. That’s down from 12.50 prior to the halving. And it used to cost about …

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Something Deceptively Simple May Be Holding You Back by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  One of my clients gave me a book by Carol Dweck called Theories of Self: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. In it, Dr. Dweck states: My work is developed around the idea that people develop beliefs that organize their world and give meaning to their experiences. These beliefs may be called meaning systems and different people create different meaning systems. Wow, I was blown away, I never thought I’d hear a psychologist talk about the importance of beliefs. Many years ago I became disillusioned with the professional …

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April 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  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 a 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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April 2020 Market Update – Bear Volatile 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 …

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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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Update on Cryptoassets as of April 15th, 2020 By Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On Feb 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 525.32. A month later we had close to a 50% drop in the price of BTC and the GBCI was down to 241.61 after reaching a low of 17.75. And the total market cap of cryptos dropped by about $120 Billion. Today, after another month, we have some recovery to 309.68 as of 11:40 on the 16th of April. So what happened? Yes, there is a global pandemic going on that could destroy the economies of some …

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March 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

    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 a 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 …

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March 2020 Market Update Bear Very Volatile Market Type by, Van K. Tharp Ph.D.

  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. If you are inclined to go through some sort of intellectual exercise …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of March 15th, 2020 By Van K. Tharp, PhD

I’m writing this article on March 14th as we are getting ready to go to South Africa (JFK in NY, to Doha Qatar, to Johannesburg, SA starting on Monday). As a result, I will update the article tomorrow if anything significant happens overnight. All sorts of people have said cancel this trip and don’t go. But I don’t have the fear that most people have. For example, we will be in Botswana for most of the trip and in Zimbabwe for one day to visit Victoria Falls. I have to …

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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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