Ken Long Reviews Successful Trades Click here to listen to Ken narrate the trade on YouTube Posted on June 15, 2018 A note to readers: This article is from a previous publication and may contain outdated information, missing links or images. Notes from a Trading Session Mastermind groups can help traders identify new opportunities and strategies and provide the technical and emotional support needed to navigate difficult markets. These groups represent the synergistic collaboration that everyone brings to new and exciting trade ideas. The Tortoise mastermind group is a collaborative […]
Dr. Ken Long
About the Author: Dr. Ken Long retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and teaches at the U.S. Army Staff College. He is a proud father of three, a husband, teacher, student, martial artist and active trader.
Ken started investing in mutual funds in the 1990s but has grown over the last fifteen years into an outstanding big-picture thinker and tactical trader. He also instructs dynamic trading workshops for the Van Tharp Institute, including Adaptive Swing Trading, Day Trading Systems, and two video workshops covering swing trading and long-term core systems. He has evolved his strategies over the years and teaches his latest advancements in his workshops.
Ken is currently supervising several Masters theses this year on applying AI to military decision making.
Trade Alongside Ken Long in His Back to Back Workshops A note to readers: This article is from a past publication and may contain outdated information, missing links or images. Ken provided the following analysis in March 2012. Though slightly dated now, it continues to show the level to which he researches the market and how he successfully adapts his trading to remain successful—regardless of what the market is doing. In the last four months, the market has gone through major state changes. Any single trading strategy has likely had
June 15, 2018 A note to readers: While much of this article’s content is timeless, it is from a past publication and may contain outdated information, missing links or images. Ken Long loves to trade and to teach. He happens to excel in both of those roles, so we thought we’d ask him to share a little bit about how he thinks and what makes him successful. As an example of Ken’s self-awareness and his sense of service, he emailed us back this note after he’d completed the interview questions:
Nightly Strategy Podcast: Saturday, October 1st, 2022 On Saturday, Ken Long’s Nightly Strategy Podcast produced a spontaneous discussion on how we view Swing Trading and how it connects to Day Trading, Core Trading and Hybrid Trading. In this video replay, hear insights into our fundamental assumptions about how it all ties together. Ken will also present a detailed review of Swing trading opportunities and trade framing that made him and his students very well prepared for the “surprise” (not surprising) market bounce within the past week. This is a powerful
Three Creativity and Resilience students share a 45-minute testimony about the importance of having an accountability partner and good coaching in developing your trading skills. In this video, you’ll hear an honest conversation on motivation in trading education and learn what a difference strong peer support can make! https://youtu.be/MMBOcJBgu0E Ken Long’s next Creativity and Resilience course starts soon. Learn more here!
Advice on how to build voluntary, high-performance, mutually supporting teams! During the Van Tharp Institute weekly webinar on June 13, 2022, the topic under discussion was the use of True Storytelling Circles as an effective technique in developing collaborative learning environments based on the principles of Safety, Trust, Truth and Opportunity. The general idea is that self-directed collaborative teams, who trust each other and are open to the creative insights of others (without judgment or criticism) are able to generate a number of extraordinary new opportunities. But before you reach those transformative opportunities,
A VTI student asked for ideas on how to address that question in an organized way. Below is my offer to them. Your situation may be different but taking into account the criteria by which you evaluate yourself can help answer your own questions. My Offer to Them: You are not a Day trader. You would know already if that were the case, and nothing anyone can say could persuade you otherwise. If you DON’T have that mindset in your bones, you are not a day trader. Then it’s just a
My good friend, inspiration, and research partner Professor Angus Fletcher of Ohio State University had a problem. He was trying to figure out how to expand the outreach of his world-class research into creativity that uses the power of storytelling and narrative to help professionals in diverse fields. These professionals included Hollywood screenwriters, medical doctors and surgeons, entrepreneurs, military special operations forces, leaders in the Department of Defense, general contractors, and academics. Because Angus and I were working on a collaborative research venture here at the military college where I
It has been my privilege, honor and joy to have had a 26-year personal and working relationship in the Van Tharp Institute with my dear departed friend Dr. Van Tharp. It started in 1995 when I attended my first VTI workshop in systems development as a young Army Captain, on active duty, raising a young family in a dangerous world. I took a measured risk to attend and discovered, to my surprise and joy, that I had found my people and my tribe—traders with heart and soul who were professionally
In this video, Ken Long explains one of the essential skills in his Foundation Course: How to frame a trade with “Standard Work”. This executive summary shows us trade framing for any time frame and any system. Ken then follows up with examples of this Standard Work, analyzing trade frames that have been offered by students. https://youtu.be/CbeH2wlYbK4 You can join Ken’s Nightly Strategy Podcasts when you attend his next quarter of courses, starting April 1st! Click here to learn more.