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I�m now 70 years old, but, if I can, I plan to continue to do what I do for at

least another 25 to 30
years. Warren Buffet is still running Berkshire Hathaway at 86 and his partner,
Charlie Munger is
still effective and 92. So I plan to do the same.

Effective this year I am required to take social security income and a minimum
distribution, but I do so reluctantly. Why? Because I absolutely love what I do.
It�s my passion.
Furthermore, I have a great staff who likes to do the things that I no longer want
to do, so I basically
spend my days working on raising my consciousness, being creative, and doing as
much as I can to
help people. I love to travel, so I try to take at least four trips each year.
It�s an incredible life. I just
finished doing three days of our Mental Strategies of Great Traders Workshop, and
had numerous
people tell me they�d gotten huge paradigm shifts and about how much I was
impacting their lives.
So, what�s not to love?

Earlier this year I did a life history review � for a second time. This is one of
the exercises Super
Trader students must complete. Perhaps in a few months, when I feel that project is
totally complete
for me, I�ll write an article about it. However, I�d like to tell you a little bit
about it now. During such a
life history exercise, you basically write down as many memories as you can think
of for each year
of your life. And if you organize yourself well, you can probably get at least 10-
20 memories for each
year. When I did this task, I divided my life into 8 sections as follows:

* The early years and Japan (ages 1 through 6). I lived in Japan for three
years between 1948
and 1951.
* My years in England. I lived in England for 10 years and at one time had a
British accent.
* High school, college and the US Army Years.
* Graduate school and my early research years.
* Forming my business up until I married my present wife, Kala.
* My early years with Kala until I went through a lawsuit because one of my
clients was a super
con artist.
* The period up until I became a Oneness Blessing giver.
* And the years up to the present, my awakening years.

The life history I�ve produced so far is well over 100 pages and is full of
interesting pictures. What
was insightful was the fourth period listed above � graduate school and my early
research period. I
now call this my dead period. My happiness score was about zero during that time
and it�s usually
over 80 now (the range is -55 to +85).

What�s surprising is that when I recalled all of the events that happened during my
dead period,
there were no huge negative events except for some trading losses. But somehow the

2) I didn�t have any purpose in life. psychologists measured how to stimulate an organism (human. rat. but I could select my own metaphor. wanted to be a science and only study the objective. One of Campbell�s favorite sayings is that your purpose in life is to follow your bliss. and that involved looking inside the black box. is Joseph Campbell. no significant negative events that I can remember happened during that period. and I started to realize that the problem was probably me . Approximately 35 years ago. some of that feeling of purposeless came back and I wondered why? Again. I now think that the main reason was that I wasn�t growing and I hadn�t found my purpose in life. But psychology at that time was about behaviorism. As I recalled my memories from those years. then you produced negativity in your life. it seemed. which treated a human being like a black box. I discovered a lot of things in a very short period of time. I hadn�t found my bliss and I wasn�t following it. however. I chose to study psychology because I wanted to model success. One of my favorite models for my life. I think the reasons were because 1) I didn�t believe in God. I didn�t believe in God as the deity in the sky who passed judgment over humans for their sins. You didn�t pay any attention to what went on inside the box because that was too subjective. I started to see God as the energy of the universe and I started to see and that energy could be used and channeled by human beings. Psychology. 3) I hated my early research work (it didn�t simulate me at all). But in those days. success and happiness were not even suitable subjects for study. To me all of that just missed the point. But then it dawned on me that that was just a metaphor put out by some elements of religion. I wanted to know what people did to become really successful and really happy. But if you understood the power of thoughts. But more importantly. I didn�t have to accept that. As a result. I lost money several times in the market. 5) I rebelled against behaviorism and what the field of psychology was doing to become a science and 6) life didn�t have much meaning for me. For one thing. and I�d like to think that I�m at least a little like him. they didn�t realize that the mere fact of observing their subjects amounted to the subjectivity they want to avoid. or cat) and provide reinforcement (positive or negative) and then measured the subsequent behavior.period just seemed dead compared with the later years. So. you could produce a life of total magnificence. If your thoughts were negative. 4) I wasn�t working on myself and constantly growing.

I own the business so no one can force me out. * Improving myself. * I plan to continually look for new things to model to help people become more successful traders and investors. I�ve found people who love to do the things that I don�t want to do and who revel in hearing about the transformations we help produce in people�s lives as much as I do.and thus there was probably something I could do about it. I absolutely loved having my own business and working for myself to help others. which . In the process of developing my business. I get to do all the things I love to do. And what we are working on now is doing everything we can to make the Super Trader Program. * We have about 10 open slots in the Super Trader Program for 2017. There were a period of years when I was somewhat burnt out. I also discovered NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) which was touted as the science of modelling. I discovered all sorts of things that I could do to improve my life and help others improve their lives. In taking NLP courses. Around the same time. I was the one who had to do it. there were many times during the early growth years when if it was going to get done. Right now I�m studying the differences between those who thrive in the program and those who get stuck. As all of you know. Suddenly. I had a number of passions: * Figuring out how to model successful people. I suddenly had something that I could use to study how successful investors became successful and start to using it myself. I have a great staff. even better. * And developing a business where I didn�t work for the government doing research. As a result. which I think is already unique and the best in the world. I think we have the answers and we made some significant changes to the program last year. How the Future at VTI Looks to Me: I get excited about the newest technological innovations so you can expect us to do our best to keep up as we have over my 35 years of working as a trading coach and NLP modeler. * Teaching others how to improve themselves. So why would I ever consider retiring as long as I�m healthy and effective. We�d like to make sure that everyone who wants to join this year can get in at the current rate. But that hasn�t happened for a long time. My plan is to work perhaps 20 or 30 more years and help as many people as I can to change their lives. Some people made money in the markets so why couldn�t I and why couldn�t I help others do the same thing. One where I didn�t have to answer to the status quo about the direction I wanted to move in.

These will be free for everyone. each six months apart. Few people are even capable of systems thinking (perhaps 20% of the population).000 for the first three years in August 2017.500 (less applicable discounts**) in three installments.500 for the first three years. within the next 3-6 months we�ll be introducing five new websites based on clusters of professions that make up a large portion of our client base. In July we�ll be offering the following specials.000 (less applicable discounts**). we are running a one month special on the program. we�ll be offering a new online trading game in which you can . This still saves $7. o For more information about the program click here and see our new video here! * I�m working on a new book that has the tentative title: Systems and Matrix Thinking: Moving from Force to Power to Awakening. o Trading for financial professionals o Trading for health professionals o Trading for engineers o Trading for IT professionals o And trading for business owners and other professionals * The websites will link to our primary website. We are going to produce a video on one the first principles. Einstein was one of the first people to introduce Systems thinking to the analytical/reductionist world of science and I personally think that Matrix Thinking is one step further. We�ll also be giving a workshop of the same name in September this year.500 over the new price and gives you the option to spread the cost out. * Right now the price of the program is $52. * In addition. which I don�t normally do.goes up after July 31st. for those who qualify*. which will save people $10. o A lump sum one-time payment of $50. * As a result. * There are now 108 Tharp Think Principles. It will then be followed by weekly podcasts in which RJ Hixson and I explain them all to you. but will have articles specific to your profession to help you move into trading.000 over the new price. It will go up to $60. o Or the option to make the current payment of $52. another 53 principles have been introduced for our Super Traders to improve the program. Fifty-five of those are given in my book Trading Beyond the Matrix (which you can still get for free � just pay the postage). but we�re going to teach you to go beyond that to Matrix thinking which will give you the power to totally change your life. teaching you the principle and showing you how to get it into your neurology. * In addition. However.

For example. if you don�t like how you are performing you can place a trade manually or change your trading algorithm. Right now I have all of the main technologies that I know about. We think it will go viral and be a lot of fun and very educational. I have a Google Home machine. of course. The first stage of the Super Trader program is very much about working on the . I will then produce a sixth volume of the Peak Performance Course for Traders and Investors entitled: Propulsion Systems for Traders and it will cover how to motivate yourself to get ahead in the trading world. further reducing the cost of the program. this workshop is a qualifying event. which will be part of the program. This allows to me personally assess your openness to the psychological. **Additional credits apply to the program cost based on your other activity with VTI. we are probably talking 2-3 years into the future before this will be produced.compete with others in your profession. My goal will be to incorporate AI into making Super Traders. It will be like the marble game that we play in our �How to Develop a Winning System that Fits You� workshop in that you will have to earn your high level R-multiples and not just be able to draw them out of a bag. Siri on my iPhone and iPad. There will be prizes for the top five players plus the top person in each profession. The trading will be automatic. part of the program. please let me know. * When I finish the new book mentioned above. if you already attended a workshop or purchased a home study. I�m watching the new developments in all three. to see who can do the best job with position sizing to win the game. Stay tuned for more information. If you know about other new developments. an Amazon Echo. However. and in all five professions. The Role of This Course and The Super Trader Program If you are interested in applying for admittance to the Super Trader Program. self-work. In addition. and to gauge your level of commitment. and. even though I have no idea yet how we�ll do that. There is one more qualifying workshop that you can still attend in July before the price increase. * The way to qualify to apply to the program is to attend Peak Performance 101 or the Oneness Awakening workshop. * I�m also excited about the latest trends in Artificial Intelligence. you'll get a 50% credit for the amount you have spent already. but you�ll get an email each day with your results and standings plus a new Tharp Think principle.

At $495. rather than working on systems or trades. Tharp has taken to transform his life. Tharp accomplish his mission of transformation and ultimately help each of his clients succeed. Participating in the Oneness Awakening Course is an extraordinary opportunity to benefit from some of the most important journeys Dr. By extension. This is the last qualifying workshop before the price increase. calmer and more centered. even before the technical skills of trading are engaged. and motivated traders are able to apply to the program after attending either one." Many people have had this experience themselves. 2017. Tharp is willing to allow candidates to use the course in a similar manner to those that attend the Peak Performance 101 workshop. The Oneness Awakening Weekend course has become a fundamental tool in helping Dr. Does this sound like the type of experience you want trading to be? While this two-day course is not a technical course about trading. Reach A Higher Level of Consciousness: A Special Event With Van Tharp How could a higher level of consciousness help a trader? Most people have had the experience of watching someone who is really great at what they do. traders can expect to naturally become more aware. Just like the athlete with impressive skills. positive. The moments may be fleeting. It's at these times when we can recognize these people are in a high state of awareness. As a result of this experience.self. traders can also utilize the phenomenon of tapping into . but you know when you've had one. the act of trading becomes more relaxed and they become more confident and successful. Why? Because the person themselves are always the primary instrument. Students who attend this two-day intensive workshop will walk away with tools to help them cultivate awareness in their life. The price of the Super Trader Program will increase after July 31. and centered. Since this course focuses on your inner-growth and self-work. Whether it's a sports star in the game or a masterful craftsman. they will also experience a shift in how they perceive the market. When a trader sees the market as it really is. there is an element of effortlessness that comes from their ability to be "in the moment. in some aspect of their lives � for a few seconds or even a few minutes. Dr. rather than what they want to see. and to cultivate this awareness in your day to day life. and they will also experience an immediate and tangible shift in perception. calm. this course is also the most cost effective way to take a qualifying workshop to apply to the Super Trader Program. we have seen amazing results in the traders who experience the benefits of being more 'awake' and aware.

Another great thing about the concepts and experiences in this course is that they have benefits that apply throughout students' Cary. opens up new possibilities. in turn. but also their personal lives as well! If you would like to know more about this workshop. traders tell us that their trading improved after taking this course. Keen awareness.their awareness to achieve premium results. or talk with someone to see if this workshop is right for you. we invite you to call or email Rebecca Price. not just in their trading endeavors. Workshop Schedule July 2017 Oneness Awakening Weekend Presented by Van Tharp and Rebecca Price July 8-9 Saturday-Sunday VTI Facility. Time and time again. Tharp for 3 years. Call 919-466-0043 or email rebecca@vantharp. and is enthusiastic about helping others to dive into their own transformation. Rebecca is a certified Oneness Trainer. NC August 2017 Day Trading Systems Presented by Ken Long August 5-7 Saturday-Monday . She has been teaching with Dr.

NC LIVE Day Trading Systems Presented by Ken Long August 8-9 Tuesday-Wednesday VTI Facility. Cary. Through his action-packed lectures students will gain an understanding of each system�s beliefs. He's noticed the consistent habit of prices for particular issues to move a certain amount. Much like a frog jumps when it hears a loud noise. rules. NC Dr. both through the Super Trader program and workshop attendees. Special Bonus: Free Membership in Powerful 'Chatroom' Plus Three Coaching Calls Inspired by the powerful networking Ken has seen develop over the years at VTI. and variations. Plus attendees will receive follow up assistance in Ken's ongoing Chatroom for Traders. . Ken has been a long-time active trader and observer of the markets. Would it be possible to know about how far a stock�s price would move on any given day? After attending this three-day workshop you qualify to stay on and live trade these same systems for the next two days alongside Ken.VTI Facility. Cary. but each one tends to jump about the same distance as it did last time. Ken Long begins his Day Trading Systems workshop by teaching you two day trading systems called the Frog and RLCO. Different frogs are able to jump different distances. he created and leads a group of traders with a shared interest in swing trading and intraday trading which he calls the Chatroom. Ken and his chatroom members have been developing a daily community of practice to encourage a healthy and helpful environment to support each members' development as a trader. prices tend to move a certain amount before they pause or move again.

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Netflix and Google) and Apple. All that hype and no follow through. on national prime time television. 30 million people watched the lead up to the big moment� Would bodies be found? Would they find a huge hoard of cash and jewels? Much to the dismay of the viewing audience. Mind you. but there was a lot more to the situation than I could share with them in that brief segment. live. Here�s what that looked like 1 � hours before the close on Friday: . Geraldo Rivera was going to open Al Capone�s vault.m.�Curiouser and curiouser!� Cried Alice (she was so much surprised. a drop of 4% in a stock like Apple or Amazon is nothing to sneeze at. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass The �Tech Wreck� � Not that Big of a Deal I remember a hugely hyped event back in 1986 � and maybe a lot of you do. Let�s take a look at some of the analysis. A TV show was built around a live demolition of the wall leading into the mystery chamber and was hyped relentlessly leading up to the event. most other tech stocks joined the ride down. Then on Monday. the Russell 2000 small cap index was actually up pretty strongly most of the day. June 9. Al Capone�s former base of operations. Amazon. There was no panic in the markets � the rest of the indexes really didn�t even care about the drop in the Nasdaq. For 2 hours. Led by the so-called �FANG� stocks (Facebook. that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). At 9:58 on Monday night. the vault only held a pile of dirt and a few empty bottles. CNBC called me on the comfy confines of my couch to ask if I could give an interview at 11:15 p. when preparing for a renovation. about the Tech Wreck. What if You Gave a Panic Party and No One Came? Even as the tech giants tanked on Friday. too. Goldman Sachs had issued a warning that the top tech stocks were in a "Valuation Air- Pocket� (meaning that they were overvalued).� ? Lewis Carroll. Workers had found a hidden subterranean chamber at Chicago�s Lexington Hotel. a second tier firm downgraded Apple to help fuel a subsequent day of selling in the world�s largest company. I couldn�t help but feel that same way as the great stocks of our day had a true swoon last Friday. I had to scratch my head wondering why people were freaking out. I told the CNBC viewers as much.

�No worries at all� on Tuesday. there�s reason to believe that price dips are just good opportunities to buy. That act in and of itself will not be much of a market mover.So while the Nasdaq was getting hammered. the other indexes ignored tech�s decline and were basically flat for the day: Other Signs of Panic? OK. The S&P was down a touch but it looked like all the money rushing out of tech was actually rushing into� small caps?!? The reactions of the other indexes did not signal any panic. Why not? Almost everyone on planet earth is expecting just that (hyperbole anyone?). Before Friday. See what the Chicago Mercantile Exchange�s Fed Fund Watch page showed on Wednesday morning based . But after an amazing run up. �Curiouser and Couriouser� indeed. Many traders classically think of gold as inflation hedge but it actually trades much more like an uncertainty hedge and is a go-to place early in �risk off� moves. Here�s how gold fared Friday through Tuesday � As Alice would say. Well then. I believe investors and traders were looking for a chance to take profits: With the fundamentals and cultural trends providing a strong tailwind for all of these names. A Word on Fed Day By the time you read this. Then it said. the Dow was up a touch. for sure. That�s not how a panic looks. the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC or the Fed) will have raised interest rates by 25 basis points. What about other indicators? How did the �fear gauge� the VIX fare? Hmmm � the VIX barely moved on Friday and ticked up slightly on Monday. As tech continued to sell-off on Monday. so tech�s stumble actually led to �risk on� type behavior in the other indexes. I was left with only one conclusion: This was just the normal �breathing� of the market � not a panic. the FANG stocks were up between 23% and 35% for the first half of 2017 � an impressive run. surely traders were piling into gold.

8% chance of no rate increase from one month back. Below left is the 0.S. Near the top is the astonishing 99. analysts will be looking to see if the Fed removed or revised the phrase �transitory weakness� used in last month�s statement to describe first quarter economic health in the U. I believe the world of the FOMC and central banks is one of the most esoteric out there� If the fully expected rate increase will have no effect. This means that everyone trading Fed Funds futures thinks there will be a rate hike today. A fun afternoon for sure� . Yellen�s answers in the Q&A session.6% probability that the Fed will raise its target rate by 25 basis points. what could move markets Wednesday afternoon? Two things � the wording of the FOMC prepared statement or Dr.0% chance that the Fed will keep rates the same.on trading of Fed Funds futures: I circled three numbers on this graphic. analysts and traders will look for clues on how many more rate increases we might expect this year (can anyone get enough of those thrilling dot plots?) and when the Fed might start unwinding its massive balance sheet. Lastly. In the wording. the bottom right circle highlights the 30. Also.