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Benefits of the Van Tharp Institute Educational Programs Part IV: Benefits 28-40 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Let’s continue to explore the benefits of our educational programs at the Van Tharp Institute in this final series installment. Benefit 28: Understand the Impact of Market Type When you apply systems thinking to the market, there are three primary systems that influence your trading success[1]. Those three systems are your trading system itself; your beliefs about the market and how it works; and the market type itself. These are shown in the diagram featured. For you to successfully trade, you must have a system that fits you (your beliefs, …

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Benefits of the Van Tharp Institute Educational Programs Part III: Benefits 15-26 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Let’s continue to explore the benefits of our educational programs at the Van Tharp Institute. Remember that one of our major goals is for you to develop Stage 5 Awareness in which you understand that your experience is an illusion that you create through your beliefs and judgments. By the time you reach stage 5, you should also find the joy inside of you and be happy for no reason. Benefit 15: Design Your Dream Life So You Can Live It When you design your dream life, you ask yourself …

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What Is a Trading System? by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Editors Note: This popular article was first published several years ago in Van’s Market Mastery newsletter. Traders often ask “What exactly IS a system?” The purpose of this article is to give you that information as clearly as possible. First, we’ll go through some background information to help illustrate what a system is outside of the context of trading. You’ll learn how different people relate to systems according to how they relate to money. The second part of this article will focus on clearly defining what a trading system is. …

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