Make Friends with Your Inner Interpreter by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Some of you may have seen this exercise before (it’s in my book Super Trader), but our experiences change over time, so exercises like this are worth repeating. Think about some problem you have with your trading. It could be almost any problem. Perhaps you have trouble taking profits too soon. You might get angry when a trade gets away from you. Perhaps you frequently second-guess yourself. Whatever your problem is, write it down. You can apply this exercise to almost anything that you think might be a problem. Once …

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Types of Crypto-Tokens by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Not all cryptocurrencies are equal. They are not equal and in fact, they are not honestly represented. In addition, very few companies selling tokens are clear about what their token really is. The first type of token is a currency token. These types of tokens are used as a medium of exchange and Bitcoin is the prime example. For all of those who say Bitcoin is not real money, try buying any other cryptocurrency on a typical exchange without having any Bitcoin. You can’t – because Bitcoin is the medium …

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Do You Move Toward Your Goals or Away from What You Don’t Want? by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

One of the most critical exercises in my Peak Performance Home Study Course is the value elicitation exercise in the third volume. Tony Robbins does a very expensive workshop in Fiji on this process, but the complete instructions for doing it by yourself are in the Peak Performance Home Study Course. However, I’ve noticed that exercise is primarily for people who move toward their goals. People who move toward their goals, once they spend a few days doing the value elicitation exercise will find that they have a complete picture …

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

On the third Wednesday each month, I’m going to write an article on the world of cryptocurrencies. I feel as if this is the best investment opportunity I have seen in my lifetime. I also predict that most people who dabble in cryptocurrencies will lose their shirts. Why? Because it is like the wild, wild west out there. Seventy percent of the crypto tokens and coins could easily be scams. Plus it is so easy to make a simple mistake that will cause you to lose everything. Most people do …

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A New Super Trader Edge by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

The best traders and investors in the world become that way because they have rich internal maps that allow them to see and capture a huge edge in the market. Let me give you three examples of famous traders/investors who captured such an edge. First, Ed Seykota is probably one of the best of the traders in the original Market Wizards book. When I was visiting Ed about 20 years ago, his then wife told me that his trading dominated/controlled two different brokerage companies. But how did Ed get into …

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Artificial Intelligence In The Market Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

You have probably heard about three AI machines that are readily available. Google has its Google Home. Amazon has Echo. And Apple has Siri. I own all three just so I can watch how they evolve. I’m told that in Silicon Valley now, almost all new startups seem to involve some form of AI. AI is projected to be a major growth area for the economy in the coming years. In fact, if you want a fairly safe portfolio during this bull quiet market, you might simply consider owning Apple, …

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 A Message from Van K. Tharp About His Peak Performance Home Study Course

 A Message from Van K. Tharp About His Peak Performance Home Study Course Dear Trader, Many students want to know, what is the best possible step I can take to expand my understanding of the best trading practices. By far, my recommendation is my Peak Performance Home Study Course. At $795 my students tell us over and over what a bargain it is when compared to the many thousands of dollars the knowledge gained from the course saved them in trading mistakes.  But for many there is a lack of …

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Why People Are Afraid of Self-Work by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In addition to being president of the Van Tharp Institute, I consider myself to be a trading coach, and an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) modeler. However, I’m different from most NLP modelers. Most of them are NLP trainers and the teach NLP workshops. Plus, they do lots of different small-scale modeling projects. In contrast, I teach trading related workshops and I’ve spent the last 30 plus years modeling one thing, success in trading/investing. Richard Bandler, one of the co-founders of NLP, first conducted modeling by mimicking the micro strategies of certain …

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Paradigm Shifts, Part I, II, III — Infinite Wealth by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Most people’s mental maps and paradigms about money tell them things like — My net worth is the basis of my wealth. Becoming wealthy requires years of hard work and saving. The best things in life are expensive. Money is real. To the extent you are attached to these beliefs about money, you are trapped in your current situation. These beliefs, however, are just mental maps or paradigms — paradigms which you can change. For example, you can create money out of nothing. How? There are many ways actually and …

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Does Failure Motivate You? by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

This topic might press your buttons. But finding your hot spots helps you discover how you sabotage yourself. I read a wonderful little book by Jerry Stalking entitled, Laughing With God.1 In that book, the following dilemma is brought up, and here I’m going to paraphrase the conversation pertinent to trading/investing. God: Do you want to win without losing? Trader: Of course. God: If you win, you must lose as well. But you lied to me. You said that you’d like to just win. If that were the case, you’d …

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