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.

November 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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November 2020 Market Update Bull Normal Market Type by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of November 16th, 2020 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary The Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index closed Monday, November 16th at 660.18 after being at 503.25 last month and following a low of 217.82 in early March. BTC hit a new 12-month high Monday of $16,713. It’s estimated to cost between $12,000 to $14,000 to mine a single BTC and now that we are over $16K, the miners should be doing very well. All of those who joined the Super Trader program under our GBTC program are doing quite well. At the close on Monday, November 16th, GBTC …

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

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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October 2020 Market Update Bull Volatile Market Type by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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Your Trading and Consciousness by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Editors Note: This popular article was previously published in Tharp’s Thoughts Weekly Newsletter. Many of our products and workshops are about helping people increase their level of consciousness. Why? Many people trade unconsciously, without knowing at even a shallow level what they are doing in the markets and why. This applies to the psychological parts of trading like beliefs, emotions, discipline, etc. as well as the “technical” aspects of trading (which I view as all psychological). To begin the transformational process, simply become more aware, more conscious of what’s going …

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

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. Market Summary Yesterday, October 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 503.25 after finishing last month at 485.85 and following the low of 217.82 in early March. Two months ago we reached new 12 month highs and then the market immediately corrected. The most recent BTC halving took place on May 11th. BTC miners as a whole now produce 6.25 BTC every ten minutes which is down from 12.50 prior to the halving. It …

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September 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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September 2020 Market Update Bull Volatile Market Type by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  If you would like to read this article in a downloadable pdf format, click here. 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 …

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Mental Strategies Versus Trading Systems by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Editors Note: This popular article was first published in Tharp’s Thoughts Newsletter One of the best traders in the world told me once that he traded a simple trend-following system. He taught other traders how to trade that way and in the process, he claimed that often they developed systems that were more profitable than his! Yet he feels comfortable following his system so he sticks with it. What about the traders he has trained? Most never completed his training but a few found some success — yet none of …

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