Presented by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. & RJ Hixson, Super Trader
Through his modeling work with top traders,
Van Tharp has discovered the blueprint for trading success
that will ensure you consistent prosperity as a trader.
Now you can benefit from his experience and expertise as
he takes you through the precise steps that you should take.
As an added value, included in this course is
Dr. Tharp's Investment Inventory Personality Profile!
to learn even more about
how to become a great trader,
plus hear a trader who turned
Van's 17 steps into a
viable business plan.
|About This Course|
This course is a complete structured program that will launch you to a more advanced skill level in your trading. You’ll learn strategic, focused steps that will serve you throughout your entire trading career.
During these intensive, hands-on three days, you will learn 17 clear and concise tasks to master that will take your trading from ho-hum to visionary. You will leave with a thorough checklist of action steps to guide you to a higher level of performance.
In just three days you’ll see how all of Van Tharp ’s strategic trading concepts fit into one seamless design for more predictable trading results. Your trading will never be the same.
This course illustrates the relationships among the steps so that the process is logical and reasonable. Moreover, Van Tharp will show you how to take each step experientially, so you really get it. Dr. Tharp is an expert in delivering elicitation questions to bring forth each person’s most important issues.
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|Key Concepts You'll Explore|
Here are a few of the key concepts that will be explored in depth at this workshop.
You need to assess your beliefs about trading, and about yourself.
Nobody actually trades the market. Instead, you only trade your beliefs about the market. At first this is a difficult concept to grasp. But if you begin to jot down some of your beliefs about trading using “I am,” “I feel,” “I experience myself as,” statements, you will see what I mean. Your beliefs about trading guide your trading results. It is easy to get to a certain point in this type of exercise and get stuck. In this workshop, Van Tharp will personally guide you through the exploration of your belief system about trading. You’ll be amazed at the results.
Objectives set the roadmap for the entire system development process.
System experts know that understanding your objectives thoroughly is half the battle in developing a system, but most people have never taken the time to consider their objectives.
Your objective is your goal, your target—what you want your system to accomplish.
How would one know how to get someplace if they didn’t know where they were going first? There are endless configurations of objectives. The point is you need to know specifically what it is that you are trying to attain; only then can you develop a successful, profit-driven plan of action.
In this workshop you will work through questions to help you determine exactly what you want out of your trading system.
Some of those questions include:
Van Tharp will give you 25 specific statistics to get you started!
We’ve found that most traders and investors are missing one key ingredient in their objectives—and that’s the ingredient that will make them financially free.
For example, at a recent workshop Dr. Tharp was told of a trader who made 1000% return in one year. But that trader was missing this critical ingredient. And it’s probably the difference between whether or not all of that profit will be put to good use or lost in future trading. At this new workshop, we’ll tell you this key ingredient and teach you how to include it as part of your objectives.
What markets will perform well in the next 5 years?
Successful traders know how to access the big picture of what the market is doing overall. As part of your blueprint, you’ll learn Dr. Tharp’s interpretation of the big picture and how to determine the big picture for yourself. This is a very important skill, and if you really take the time to do it, it is probably worth the price of the workshop all by itself.
Your business plan will need to include three strategies that are compatible with the big picture. Although there are thousands of systems out there, there are not many types of strategies. Learn the essence of the key strategies that you could use, the general picture of how they work and how you can adapt them for yourself.
We hear from our students that they know business planning is important, but in some case they don’t even know what a trading business plan should look like. You’ll leave this workshop knowing what to strive for and with a template in hand to follow as you progress.
Personal edges set you off from the crowd. Having an edge in the markets isn’t just a slight advantage; it could be the pivotal difference in your success. So it’s very important to list your edges in your business plan and to be able to capitalize on them. Learn the key edges that almost any investor has over market makers or institutional investors. Or if you are a CTA, hedge fund, or portfolio manager, learn your specific key edges.
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|Eight Critical Areas of Contingency Planning|
Learn the 8 critical areas of contingency planning.
In this workshop, Dr. Tharp will share mistakes that other traders have faced, so that you can find out how to generate an extensive worst-case contingency plan. You’ll learn strategies of how to deal with each disaster so that they minimize the effect on your trading business. Learn the key areas around which your worst-case contingency plan should revolve and get a good start on creating them at this workshop.
This process could take you six months if you did it by yourself. However, one of my supertraders did the hard work for you and is willing to share the essence of his worst case contingency plan. In addition, in past workshops, the entire group has usually been able to double the number of things you need to plan for to prevent disaster. What’s it worth to you to save six months in planning time? Well, that’s one of the key benefits of this workshop.
We’ll show you a formula that will allow you to compare your system with any other system in the world and rank that system. Thus, you’ll know whether you have a weak, average, good, excellent, or superb system. This is new information that we’ve just introduced into our curriculum and you’ll learn it here.
Would you like to know a simple way to get to know your system well without a lot of cost? Using this method you’ll be able to understand if your back testing was accurate. We’ll cover this on day two of the course.
You’ll have worksheets from which to write your business plan and a structure through which you can develop three systems to fit the big picture. It’s a lot of information, but think how you’ll feel when you understand and have all of this key information at your fingertips!
Who Knows What You Want better Than You?
Here are just a few of the exercises we’ll be covering in the critical self-assessment portion of the workshop:
One of the steps will separate you from other traders and launch you toward top trader status.
This step alone will leave such powerful tools at your disposal that you’ll wonder why you never thought of doing these things before. Dr. Tharp will go through each of these suggestions on a step-by-step basis to show you what you need to do at home. And if you take home at least three of these with the commitment to really doing them, you’ll be unstoppable.
You’ll learn how to develop a top down approach to discipline. You’ll get worksheets to begin this process and exercises to complete so that you can apply what you’ve learned as soon as you return home. Few traders have the kind of discipline we’ll be teaching, but you’ll leave the workshop with all the tools you need to apply and use this strategy. And if you combine top-down discipline with regular self-work, you’ll be amazed at the difference in your trading.
Learning and studying are very important factors in any endeavor; however, the only true way to be successful as a trader is to take action. Get in there and learn from your experiences. If you are truly dedicated to being a successful trader, then after this workshop you will have all the tools that you need to set yourself up to win!
We’ll finish this three day workshop with a review of all of the steps, and you’ll get a chance to start developing your plan to put everything into action when you return home.
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|What You Can Expect|
When you leave this workshop you’ll have:
And isn’t that what you really want?
|Who Will Benefit From Taking This Workshop|
This course best suited for someone who is:
Who might not find great value in this workshop:
If you have any questions about if the workshop might be a good fit for you, email firstname.lastname@example.org We're here to help!
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