­­Update on Cryptoassets as of August 18, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary BTC hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 on March 13. Since then, it has been much lower but recently it broke out of a channel and made some significant gains. The following chart shows that quite clearly. Will it test $50K again soon? https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin In late 2017, I said that cryptoassets were the biggest institutional revolution since the Industrial Revolution and that they represented the investment of a lifetime. Institutions were not ready or capable of participating in that revolution so they “pooh-poohed” cryptos. Let me put …

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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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July 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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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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Sector Bubble Watch Part II: Stock Watch + Other Risk Assets By, D.R. Barton, Jr.

Earlier this month, we talked about recent and potential future financial bubbles. There has been, what I’ve called, a “money storm” in the U.S. (and similarly in many other countries) coming from continued Federal Reserve monetary stimulus and from fiscal stimulus delivered by congress. Here’s a picture of the ongoing massive expansion of the Fed’s monetary injection: Note that the current amount of Fed Total Assets is $8.24 trillion—an incredible 9x times bigger than September 2008. We know that congress has provided three rounds of stimulus to combat the economic …

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Benefits of the Van Tharp Institute Educational Programs Part II: Benefits 11-14 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

In this article, let’s continue exploring the benefits of our Educational Programs at the Van Tharp Institute. You may remember from Part 1 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 have created through your own beliefs and judgments. By the time you get to Stage 5, you will be able to find joy inside of you and be happy for no reason. Benefit 11: Clear Out Repressed Emotions and the Beliefs …

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Possible Deep Dive Ahead in Cryptocurrencies By, Gabriel Grammatidis

The Cryptocurrency market is in a vulnerable position right now and I believe prices will break lower, making a deep dive towards $20K in BTC—representing another 50% decline in prices. I think another deep decline would actually be healthy for the long-term Crypto Bull to continue for another couple of years! Why do I think so? In this video, we will learn – Why a deep pullback is needed from a long-term bullish perspective (Monthly chart). Various reasons why the likelihood of a deep dive in Crypto prices is high. …

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Update on Cryptoassets as of July 20, 2021 By, Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary Bitcoin hit a new all-time high of $64,863.10 on March 13th but it has been going down since then and hit a low of $30,681 on May 19th. After moving sideways for a month, BTC hit another low of $28,893 on June 22nd. Then it rallied 17% in a single day and since then, it has been in a channel between $30K and $40K. The following chart shows that quite clearly. https://www.coindesk.com/price/bitcoin Thus, we are either due for more of the same or it will eventually move out …

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Monthly Futures Trend Scan – July 2021 By, Gabriel Grammatidis

Futures Asset Classes are following the “Big Picture Outlook” screaming, “Up” for all hard assets – be it US Equities, Metals or Energies. We find ourselves in times of asset inflation and the amount of money created by central banks needs to go somewhere – hard assets! Naturally, these are great times for traders and investors alike… The US Equities remain in vertical markets. Metals are still in resting mode preparing for the next move higher. Energies are about to make some big stop-run moves to much higher price levels. …

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