May 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  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 …

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May 2020 Market Update, Bear Volatile 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 …

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Big R Trades by Hybrid Trading Workshop Students on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 by Ken Long

  Note from Ken on Tuesday, May 26 Some of the Hybrid Trading Workshop students are actively trading now while also learning the techniques. Several gained 5R+ trades today (May 26) while applying the simplest rule set to our most basic pattern. More importantly, their self-assessment identified several places where they can improve their performance with some simple tweaks of their psychology and technique. In the strategy podcast last night, I covered those trades and the intraday technique “Supported Spring Crossing” we taught over the weekend. That pattern worked like …

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Happiness as a Trading Edge by, D.R. Barton, Jr

  “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” –Gautama Buddha “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” –Henri Nouwen In 1994, I made my first visit to Beverly Hills, California. I have to admit that my expectations of the place were set as a young boy watching the sitcom about Jed Clampett and his transplanted family called the Beverly Hillbillies. (I may …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of May 15th, 2020 by, Van K. Tharp, PhD

  Market Summary On March 14th, the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index was at 241.61 after reaching a low of 217.82. And the total market cap of cryptos dropped by about $120 Billion. Today, after two months, we have some recovery to 359.29 as of close on May 15th. However, the BTC halving took place on Monday 11th around 4PM. That means that the BTC miners as a whole will now produce 6.25 BTC every time minutes. That’s down from 12.50 prior to the halving. And it used to cost about …

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What You Wanted to Know about Coronavirus Testing, But Were Afraid to Ask by, D.R. Barton, Jr.

  “Testing.” It’s one of those words that have taken on very different meanings these past few months. It used to be a familiar word in my past life as a chemical engineer where I did plenty of “testing.” Testing chemicals for purity. Testing plant equipment to make sure it met specifications – which – also tested the patience of my co-workers… Like parents all over the country, I helped my children study for their “tests,” and have passed a fair few myself. And before I go full bore with …

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Something Deceptively Simple May Be Holding You Back by, Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  One of my clients gave me a book by Carol Dweck called Theories of Self: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. In it, Dr. Dweck states: My work is developed around the idea that people develop beliefs that organize their world and give meaning to their experiences. These beliefs may be called meaning systems and different people create different meaning systems. Wow, I was blown away, I never thought I’d hear a psychologist talk about the importance of beliefs. Many years ago I became disillusioned with the professional …

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April 2020 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

  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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April 2020 Market Update – Bear Volatile 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 …

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Two Hour Strategy Session From April 26, 2020 by, Ken Long

This is a 2 hour strategy session conducted Sunday evening. https://youtu.be/HaYxtmiIK3k     HOUR 1: A detailed review of the pieces and parts of Ken’s Weekend Report (longer-term strategies) and the Daily Report for finding shorter-term opportunities. These reports combine the first 2 key steps in the Plan-Prepare-Execute-Assess process that Ken described in his podcast with Van HOUR 2: First 40 minutes: a thorough review of the 5 patterns Ken is teaching in the Advanced Hybrid Trading Workshop, from a detailed 2-page summary cheatsheet, supported by 10 more pages of …

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