Personality Parts and an Exercise to Address Internal Conflict By, Van K. Tharp PhD

Most forms of psychotherapy assume we have a multitude of internal parts operating on a subconscious level. For example, Freud’s theory of personality assumed that we each have Id, Ego, and Superego—parts that certainly could be in conflict. Transactional Analysis assumes we have a parent, child, and adult part. I could go on listing theories all the way to Psychosynthesis, which assumes that we are all composed of thousands of parts and the primary job of therapy is to get the parts to work together as a unit. Who knows …

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April 2021 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 an index-based 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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April 2021 Market Update Strong Bull 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. 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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What to Do With a Slow, Boring Market? By, D. R. Barton, Jr.

The S&P 500 has closed within 5% of its record high for 119 trading days. That's the sixth-longest streak since 1998, and it ranks up there with the "boring" periods of the last cycle (2013, 2014, 2017). – Callie Cox via Twitter Callie Cox’s post is telling – we have spent many months at the top of the chart yet gained very little ground overall. After a moderate jump up over the last month, the last two and a half weeks have seen equity markets stuck in a range (blue …

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Paradigm Shifts, Part II & III Implementation for Trading Success By, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

In this 2-part article, we will continue to explore common beliefs about money and wealth. To the extent you are attached to these beliefs, you are trapped in your current situation. These beliefs, however, are just mental maps or paradigms — paradigms that you can change. Today I will share five paradigm shifts related to trading success and techniques you can implement to make your own shifts — in any area of your life. Five major paradigm shifts most traders and investors need to make: 1) Trading success has very …

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Market Overview and Effective Intraday Trading – April 20, 2021 By, Ken Long

  This 45-minute video was Ken’s nightly market overview from Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Ken discussed the broad market action for the day and analyzed how various indexes, sectors, and select symbols performed. Ken reviewed a number of intraday trades and presented some interesting trade setups. As usual, he sprinkled valuable lessons throughout the podcast. On Tuesday evening, Ken spoke about active learning, volatility, and the task of applying standard patterns for effective trading.

Update on Cryptoassets As of April 16, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary BTC hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 on March 13th, but the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI) had almost the same value as the prior month at 2195.6. Fast forward one more month. BTC again hit a new high of $64,836.10 on April 14th and the BGCI is now at 2931.8. Let me put this into perspective. In late 2017, I said that cryptoassets were the biggest institution revolution since the Industrial Revolution and that they represented the investment of a lifetime. Institutions were not ready or …

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Paradigm Shifts Part I – Your Beliefs on Wealth By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Editor's Note: This popular article was previously published in Tharp's Thoughts Weekly Newsletter. Without the proper mindset, the best financial strategies in the world are worthless. Many years ago, I taught an Infinite Wealth Workshop that covered a lot of financial strategies to attain wealth. Over the years, however, I have learned that abundance is an internal state and external wealth flows out of that internal state. In the version of the Infinite Wealth Workshop that I teach now, we focus much more on understanding the wealth mindset and working …

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March 2021 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 an index-based 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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