A Case Study on Coaching and Trading Improvement By, Ken Long

  Here are 3 snapshots of a “1-page monthly performance summary” from a trader learning day trading and hybrid swing trading systems. He has been trading now for three months after taking a home study course from VTI. One of the ways to sharpen your most important tool (your mind) and to improve your practice is to act as a coach and think about what it means to give feedback to others about their performance. Think of these 3 charts from 2 perspectives: (1) If you were the trader who …

A Case Study on Coaching and Trading Improvement By, Ken Long Read More »

Update on Cryptoassets as of December 15th, 2019 By Van K. Tharp, PhD

Market Summary Cryptoassets started 2019 with three flat months followed by a strong uptrend until the end of June when the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index (BGCI) peaked. The peak in the index this year was on June 26th at 668.61. You can see the clear decline since the Peak in June. Last month the index was at 366.20 and now it’s at 280.27 – down 23%. The following table below tracks the price of five major cryptoassets across three generations of the technology now along with Bloomberg’s index: Bitcoin, a …

Update on Cryptoassets as of December 15th, 2019 By Van K. Tharp, PhD Read More »

Six Key Factors to a Great Trading System By Van K. Tharp, PhD

Most people, as they learn about trading, are exposed to a lot of misinformation. It’s almost as if there is an intelligence agency putting out information to make sure that the average person can’t get ahead in trading. In short, there are six major factors that are the keys to your success trading well. These six factors include: Factor 1: Reliability, meaning “what percentage of the time do you make money?” is the first key factor. Most people emphasize this. They want to be right on every trade because they …

Six Key Factors to a Great Trading System By Van K. Tharp, PhD Read More »

The Little-Known Part of the Trade War That Has Cost Taxpayers 2.7x More than The Auto Bailout By D. R. Barton, Jr.

  Despite all the possible distractions from Hong Kong protests, votes impacting Brexit, and Aramco’s world-leading IPO, the mainstream business news is laser-focused on the trade dispute with China. President Trump’s fight with China’s President Xi Jinping continues to dominate headlines. Even the string of all-time market highs in recent two weeks had a tough time getting any press. The pundits quickly got back to talking about tariffs and trade negotiations, as if nothing else mattered. But there’s a directly related and very important story developing right under our noses, …

The Little-Known Part of the Trade War That Has Cost Taxpayers 2.7x More than The Auto Bailout By D. R. Barton, Jr. Read More »

Crypto Update – Heavy Altcoin Selling Today By Gabriel Grammatidis

After today’s strong sell-off in the Altcoins I am expecting to see new lows (Weekly chart) in the coming weeks. The Altcoins already lagging BTC quite a bit, new lows will trigger a panic with the Crypto-perma-bulls who should then become desperate throwing the towel. This is the moment when the weak hands change with the strong ones. As long as BTC remains above the 3200 level (the last major low) my bullish case for BTC >100,000 is still valid. Watch Gabriel’s video below:

What Differentiates Geniuses From Normal People? By G.

Editor’s Note: G. (who requested anonymity) is a client with an engineering background who has been working on developing trading systems for the last several years. Over the next few weeks, we will feature his articles which take a deeper look into Van’s concepts including trading genius, abundance and belief systems. This is article 1 of 3. In June of 2019, I took Van’s new webinar on ‘Trading Genius’. After a few days of reflecting on the energizing material covered in the webinar, I found myself asking the question: What …

What Differentiates Geniuses From Normal People? By G. Read More »

My 2019 Trips By Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

I started traveling this fall on September 16 and the travel didn’t end until November 9th. And during that period I was in Honolulu (six hours behind Cary NC) and in Paris (six hours before Cary NC). I’m 73 years old and changing time zones isn’t that easy anymore. But at the same time, I love it. But why am I telling you about my travels? The answer is simple: I want you to know a little bit more about Van Tharp and how he thinks. I’ve been told through …

My 2019 Trips By Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. Read More »

November 2019 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. The …

November 2019 System Quality Number® Report The SQN® Report by Van K. Tharp, PhD Read More »

November 2019 Market Update Sideways 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. If your beliefs are not similar to mine, however, then this information may not be useful to you. Thus, if you are inclined to go through some sort of intellectual exercise …

November 2019 Market Update Sideways Quiet Market Type by Van K. Tharp, Phd Read More »

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

A lot of things are happening in the crypto world but none of them seem to be driving prices up. In September BTC went into a bear market according to our Market SQN® score and it was a pretty clear bear trend on the charts. In mid September, for example, the GBCI index was at 405.65. Mid month October, the index was down to 358.28. Market Summary Cryptoassets started 2019 with three flat months followed by a strong uptrend until the end of June when the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index …

Update on Cryptoassets as of November 15th, by Van K. Tharp, PhD Read More »

Scroll to Top