Author: Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Defining 1R Using Pips

Q: I am eagerly working through The Definitive Guide to Position Sizing. Unfortunately, I am having difficulty calculating 1R. I am a currency trader, so it seems to be easier for me to calculate everything in pips.   I do...

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System Testing Programs

Q: Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of money searching for a plan on how to make money consistently in the market, and for the first time I believe Dr. Tharp’s book Super Trader has outlined a great blueprint on how...

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An Attitude of Gratitude

I wanted to share a letter from one of our clients with you. Dear Dr Tharp, It is with much gratitude that I write you this letter.   I have always loved the markets and once I read about you in Market Wizards three years...

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When Do I Discard a System?

Q: Trading is mostly an internal game—that’s one of the ideas I picked up after reading your work. Let’s say that we have a couple of great systems (for several market types), we have done the necessary...

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