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    Trading Beyond the Matrix The Red Pill for Traders and Investors

    ISBN-10: 1118525663
    ISBN-13: 9781118525661
    Author(s): Van K. Tharp
    Description: In his latest book, Tharp shows readers how to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He leads them by the hand through three levels of transformation, using trading as a metaphor for transformation. The  More...
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    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 432
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 1.694
    Language: English

    In his latest book, Tharp shows readers how to dramatically improve their trading results and financial life by looking within. He leads them by the hand through three levels of transformation, using trading as a metaphor for transformation. The first level is what he calls “Tharp Think” and it refers to the ideas gained from his modeling work with great traders. However, the second level of transformation is spiritual. To utilize “Tharp Think,” people have to stop making mistakes and steer clear of methods that don't work. Tharp also has five chapters on various methods people can use to transform themselves. Using an unconventional approach to evaluating trading systems and beliefs, Tharp outlines how to make the best trades and optimize your finances.

    Acknowledgments
    Foreword
    Preface: Understanding Transformation
    Transformation of the Trading Game
    Understanding the Matrix and Reprogramming Yourself
    Trading Beyond the Matrix
    Your Personal Application of This Material
    Transformation of the Trading Game: Understanding the Basics
    Two Sets of Rules
    I Just Made 130 Percent-and That Was Just the Beginning
    Learning to Trade
    "Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!"
    Tharp Think 101
    Not All Lessons Are Equal
    Finally, Some Winning Marbles
    The Automation of Tharp Think
    My Journey into Doing the Trading Myself
    Training Someone Else
    Why This Is Possible
    Addendum
    From Commercial Loan Officer to Financially Free Trader Investor
    My Initial Psychological Changes
    What I've Learned about the Trading Game
    Understanding the Trading Game
    So How Do You Get a Positive Expectancy System?
    Getting a System That Works
    Trading Psychology
    How My Life Has Changed
    From Army Major to Systems Expert
    What I Have Learned and How I Have Changed
    The Power of Beliefs
    Statistics-Based Trading
    Trading Extremes
    Reward-to-Risk Assessments
    R-Multiples
    Position-Sizing Strategies™ and Bullets
    SQN Performance to Evaluate Systems, Targets, and Markets
    Market Classification Strategies
    Transformations
    Improved Systematic Performance
    Specific Systems for Specific Market Conditions
    Detailed Documentation and Analysis of Trades
    Evidence-Based Management
    Reduced Stress
    Performance
    Long-Term System with Monthly Rebalancing
    Weekly Swing Trade with Once-a-Week Portfolio Adjustments
    Pattern Swing Trade Using End-of-Day Data
    Live Trading Workshops Results
    Using Tharp Think to Go from Full-Time Broker to Full-Time Trader
    My New Venture
    Going to North Carolina
    Restarting Trading
    Where I Am Now
    Adapting Tharp Think to Your Trading
    Area One: Thoroughly Understand the Principles of Successful Trading
    Learning to Trade Is Hard Work, But It Can Be Taught
    Knowing Yourself
    Mistakes
    Objectives and Position Sizing Strategies
    Probability and Reward-to-Risk Assessment
    Systems and Market Type
    Steps to Learning Tharp Think
    Psychological Transformations to Help You Function at a Superior Level Within the Matrix
    Beliefs: The Basis for the Matrix
    Understanding the Impact of Beliefs Will Change Your Life
    How I Create My Experience
    You Are the Awareness of Thoughts that Flow through You
    Belief Hierarchy
    Changing Your Beliefs
    Everything Has the Meaning You Give It
    A Journey through the Stunning World of Feelings and Trapped Emotions
    The Turning Point
    Self-Sabotage Models
    Accepting My Feelings
    Where I Am Now
    Note from Editor: Feeling Release as a Metric for Awakening
    You Are a Crowd of Conflicting Parts Inside
    Exercise: Have a Parts Party
    Parts Negotiation Exercise
    Interview with a CBOE Floor Trader
    Working with Dr. Van Tharp
    Dealing with Conflicting Parts
    What's Changed Since Then
    Where I Am Now (Several Years Later)
    My Inner Guidance: A Personal Journey of Miracles
    My Personal Journey
    Conversations with God
    Deeksha or the Oneness Blessing
    My Relationship with Mitzi
    My Current Inner Guidance
    Revisiting the Transformed Engineering Professor
    My Relationship with Durga Grows
    Oneness with God
    Bond with the Divine
    The Nature of the Relationship Is Critical
    What Does this Mean for You and for Your Trading?
    Some Recent Updates
    Mother Meera's Second Blessing
    I Clear My Fear-Based Spiritual Beliefs
    My Experiences Using Transformational Meditation
    "I" Have a Problem Using and Relating to the Word "God"
    Five Transformations
    Some More "Little i's" That Didn't Get the Message
    Discussion
    Dealing with Mistakes
    Discussion
    Closing Reflections
    An Addendum
    Creating Your Own World
    Nine Steps to Mastering Yourself
    Step 1: Learn That You Are a Crowd Inside
    Step 2: Get 25 to 30 Identity-Level Beliefs from Each Part
    Step 3: Do a Belief Examination Paradigm on Each of Your Beliefs
    Step 4: Learn about Projection and Your Shadow Self
    Step 5: Work on the Charge through Feeling-Release Exercises
    Step 6: Do a Life Review and List the Beliefs That Come Up
    Step 7: Make a List of Your Problems and Find the Root Cause (Beliefs and Feelings)
    Step 8: Get in Touch with Your Internal Guidance
    Step 9: Work to Eliminate Parts, or to at Least Get Them to Work Together with You
    Moving Beyond the Matrix by Transforming Your Level of Consciousness
    Our Most Powerful Tool
    Super Trader Journeys through Transformation
    How I Turbocharged My Transformational Journey
    Discovering the Linchpin
    Transformations Turbocharged!
    Getting Rid of Fear
    Tapping into a Higher Power
    My Purpose in Life
    Finally Getting Rid of My Need for Control
    Taming My Unconscious Fear of Becoming a Millionaire
    A Snapshot of Before and After
    The Turbocharged Transformational Model
    Conclusion
    From Engineer to Spiritual Warrior: A Trading Journey
    Downhill Accelerating
    Crawling out of the Pit
    A Message from Somewhere
    Finding Out That I Would Be a Professional Investor as Soon as I Retire
    Do I Have a Real Problem, or Do I Just See Monsters in the Closet?
    Meeting Super Trader Program Students: I'll Have What They're Having
    Dropping the Pain of Past Projections
    Original Situation
    Actions to Achieve Transformation
    Transformed State
    Interlude: There's Money for Everyone
    Firsthand Experience of a Benign Universe
    Original Situation
    Actions to Achieve Transformation
    Transformed State
    Realizing My Purpose
    Original Situation
    Actions to Achieve Transformation
    Transformed State
    Finding a Vehicle That Suits Me
    Original Situation
    Actions to Achieve Transformation
    Transformed State
    Become an Active Manager of Emotional States
    Original Situation
    Actions to Achieve Transformation
    Transformed State
    Bottom Line: Net Winner in Life
    A Professional Trader's Journey beyond the Matrix
    My Early Trading Experiences
    Stumbling on the Van Tharp Institute
    Taking Personal Responsibility
    Able to Deal with Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions
    Knowing My Thoughts Are Not Mine
    Trusting My Inner Guidance
    Understanding That the World Is Perfect
    Knowing My Purpose
    Reinventing Myself
    So Where Am I Now?
    My Journey to Trading in the Now
    My Transformation Journey
    My Anxiety or Worry
    My Impatience
    My Fear of Failure or Being Wrong
    Being Overwhelmed
    Tendency to Believe That I'm Always Bight
    Trading with No Plan or System
    How It Happened
    Where Am I Now?
    Editor's Note
    Thoughts on Raising Your Level of Consciousness
    Some Exercises for Trading in the Now
    Trading in the Now
    Level IV Transformation
    Questions on Raising Your Level of Consciousness
    Continuing the Journey
    Area Three: Develop a Personal Business Handbook for Trading/Investing
    Area Four: Assessing Your Preparation or Trading
    Area Five: Understand Your Trading Mistakes
    Appendix: Recommended Readings
    Appendix: Key Words Defined
    Appendix: Reference Notes
    About the Author
    A Personal Invitation from Dr. Van K. Tharp
    Index

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