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.

My 2019 Trips By Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

I started traveling this fall on September 16 and the travel didn’t end until November 9th. And during that period I was in Honolulu (six hours behind Cary NC) and in Paris (six hours before Cary NC). I’m 73 years old and changing time zones isn’t that easy anymore. But at the same time, I love it. But why am I telling you about my travels? The answer is simple: I want you to know a little bit more about Van Tharp and how he thinks. I’ve been told through …

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November 2019 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. The …

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November 2019 Market Update Sideways 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. If your beliefs are not similar to mine, however, 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 Cryptoassets as of November 15th, by Van K. Tharp, PhD

A lot of things are happening in the crypto world but none of them seem to be driving prices up. In September BTC went into a bear market according to our Market SQN® score and it was a pretty clear bear trend on the charts. In mid September, for example, the GBCI index was at 405.65. Mid month October, the index was down to 358.28. Market Summary Cryptoassets started 2019 with three flat months followed by a strong uptrend until the end of June when the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index …

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October 2019 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. The …

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October 2019 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. If your beliefs are not similar to mine, however, 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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October 15th Update on Cryptoassets, by Van K. Tharp, PhD

A lot of things are happening in the crypto world but none of them seem to be driving prices up. Last month BTC went into a bear market according to our SQN® 100 index. And it was a pretty clear bear. It’s still there despite BAKHT being active. Last month, for example the GBCI index was at 405.65. Today, as you can see from the chart below, it’s at 358.28. Cryptoassets started the year with three flat months followed by a strong uptrend until the end of June when the …

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September 15th Update on Cryptoassets by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

A lot of things are happening in the crypto world but none of them seem to be driving prices up. Let’s start this month with a chart of Bloomberg’s crypto index – Cryptoassets started 2019 with three flat months followed by a strong uptrend until the end of June when BGCI (Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index) peaked. The peak was on June 26th at 668.61. The index is off of that high and there hasn’t been much change recently – last month it was at 400.71 and today it’s at 407.05. …

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August 2019 Market Update Sideways Normal 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. If your beliefs are not similar to mine, however, 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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News About the Van Tharp Institute by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Once or twice each year, I write an update on our company. Where are we going? What are our plans? And specifically, what are my plans for the next year or so? New Projects First, I’ve written a new book called Motimaps: The Definitive Guide to Motivating Yourself and Getting Your Dream Life. I wrote this book while I was at an Ayurvedic Clinic in India for a six-week visit. Writing the book took only 3.5 weeks but drafting it two more times has taken about five months. The next …

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