How Congress Is About to Give Markets a “Kodak Moment” to Remember: A Lesson in Sell-The-News Moments by, D.R. Barton, Jr.

  Back in my college days as a chemical engineering student, I found myself driving down to Kingsport, TN. I was due to start a cooperative education job at the Eastman Kodak Co. (KODK) chemical plant there. I won’t regale you with stories of my time there. At least not this time. But I do remember looking at the biggest chemical plant in the world with awe (13,000+ employees at the time). Since then, in 1994, Kodak sold off its chemical business, it’s now Eastman Chemical (EMN). Now my former …

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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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Capital Markets Are Writing History by, Gabriel Grammatidis

  In this 6 minute video, Gabriel describes how capital markets are “writing history” right now as different asset classes hint at major crossroads. This week’s new high in Gold above $2,000 surpassed Gold’s last high in 2011 and confirms an important early trend change in the USD. The USD is now likely to weaken over the next 10-15 years while physical assets such as commodities and Bitcoin are likely to increase in price. Increased uncertainty goes hand in hand with increased volatility – which is a great opportunity for …

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July 2020 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. …

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July 2020 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. 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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Big R Silver Trade By, Gabriel Grammatidis

With the confirmation of the “EURUSD Long-Term Change in Trend” (see video below discussing this), the USD is about to lose its’ value for potentially the next 10 years. A weak dollar is always great news for precious metals as they are typically negatively correlated. With the USD weakening, precious metals should “get on fire” for the years to come and this is what we experienced the last 2 weeks already. https://youtu.be/iy_pLeAVWo0 Please find out in the video below how you can benefit from Stop-run levels of Higher Timeframe. In …

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Understanding the Roles of Market Participants By, Chuck Whitman and Van Tharp

Editors note: Van and Chuck recently had a lively conversation about market structure. This article is a transcript of sections of this conversation. Chuck: Every market we trade has a legitimate business purpose and commercial firms legitimately use that market to manage their business. Without that, the market does not work. I believe that traders benefit by understanding this concept – that markets play an important business purpose. When you ask a lot of people about trading, they’ll say trading is a form of gambling. Look at the definition of …

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July 2020 Student Check-in By, Ken Long

  Hi Ken, It’s been ten months since I restarted my journey with you. If I remember correctly, I am one of your early Gold subscribers. I have been receiving your lessons for free thru the old Yahoo group, and I reckoned it was time to pay my dues. My investment has returned a hundred-fold. I was able to incorporate your systems and methods into my own beliefs and preferred way of trading. The daily nuggets you impart, especially the masterclasses, coffee talk, and moments of Zen enabled me to …

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This Market Rally The Goldilocks’s Zone of Bad News for Continued Fed Stimulus by D.R. Barton, Jr.

  There must be some kind of way outta here, Said the joker to the thief. There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief. –Bob Dylan (though best performed by Jimi Hendrix) While these well-known words from the song “All Along the Watchtower” were recorded back in 1967, they seem very fitting for the situation we find ourselves over 53 years later. But the relief which traders want right now is not necessarily relief from the worst pandemic in over 100 years. That would certainly be welcome but traders …

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EURUSD – Long-Term Change in Trend? By, Gabriel Grammatidis

  For the last several years, Gabriel has believed the long term downtrend in EURUSD would result in the Euro reaching well below parity eventually with the US Dollar. Today, however, he’s seeing early signs of a potential trend reversal. If the uptrend forms, it could last for the next ten years. In this 10 minute video, Gabriel analyzes the monthly and weekly charts but actually, it’s the daily price pattern right now that will offer the first confirmation of the new uptrend. A failure of the S1 Busted Breakout …

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