I first read about Dr Tharp in about 2001. A good friend
with over 15 years trading experience suggested I have a read.
I said that Day Trading wasn't my bag particularly and he
explained that it wasn't his either, but when a trader that
started with around $10,000 and turned it into a
>$1,000,000 over 10 years says the best lessons he ever got
were from this book, then you have to listen.
The book - Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading
- was quite heavy at first but I waded through it and by the
end the penny dropped. I think Vans later books are easier to
read and in particular -Trade Your Way To Financial freedom -
should be a must in every traders library, preferably
before they start trading.
In about 2005 I attended his 3 day - Develop a Winning
Strategy that Fits You - training course in Sydney. It was
a rare opportunity to see him and in a small group, each paying
around A$3,000 to be there but it further consolidated my
knowledge and belief in the simple but effective strategies of
The CFD Survival Guide incorporates many of his principals
and ties them directly into CFDs but if you want further
reading, then Vans work is a must.