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.

July 2020 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 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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July 2020 Market Update Sideways 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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Understanding the Roles of Market Participants By, Chuck Whitman and Van Tharp

Editors note: Van and Chuck recently had a lively conversation about market structure. This article is a transcript of sections of this conversation. Chuck: Every market we trade has a legitimate business purpose and commercial firms legitimately use that market to manage their business. Without that, the market does not work. I believe that traders benefit by understanding this concept – that markets play an important business purpose. When you ask a lot of people about trading, they’ll say trading is a form of gambling. Look at the definition of …

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

  Market Summary Yesterday, July 15, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 378.28 after being at 381.55 last month following a low of 217.82 in early March. The market has been slowly regaining but it is still off from both its 2019 and 2020 highs. The BTC halving took place on Monday, May 11th around 4PM which means that miners now produce 6.25 BTC every ten minutes. That’s down from 12.50 BTC prior to the halving. It used to cost about $6,851 to mine a bitcoin so when BTC …

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Newest Changes to the Super Trader Program By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Our Super Trader program has just undergone two changes that are huge for those who have considered it or who have wanted to join. The changes don’t really impact the program for the current Super Traders although they could take advantage of the changes if they wish. The purpose of establishing these changes is to make the Super Trader (ST) program easier for those in the program and also more affordable.   Change #1 – Workshops First, all of our workshops through June 30, 2021 will be delivered online. …

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June 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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June 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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Update on Cryptoassets as of June 15th, 2020 by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On June 15th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 381.55 after reaching a low in early March of 217.82. The market has been slowly regaining but it is still far off its 2019 and 2020 highs. The BTC halving took place on Monday, May 11th around 4PM. That means that the BTC miners as a whole will now produce 6.25 BTC every ten minutes, down from 12.50 prior to the halving. Mining a BTC used to cost $6,850 so miners made a profit when the price …

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May 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 …

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May 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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