International Leaders in Trading Education

About The Van Tharp Institute

In the competitive world of professional trading coaches and consultants, the Van Tharp Institute (VTI) distinguishes itself as an international leader. Founded and led by Dr. Van Tharp, we are dedicated to providing high-quality educational products and services for traders and investors around the globe. Learn more about Dr. Tharp here.

What We Teach

Explore our comprehensive education programs and resources to take your trading to the next level.

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RJ Hixson
Libby Adams
Gabriel Grammatidis
Kim Andersson

The Van Tharp Institute Mission

Helping Traders is Our Mission

Since 1982, our mission has been to help individuals become the best traders and investors they can be. Our instructors offer unique learning strategies, with Dr. Tharp’s core techniques being some of the most effective in the field.

At the Van Tharp Institute, we have a proven track record of helping people overcome challenges in system development, trading psychology, and success-related issues such as self-sabotage. While our specialty lies in finance, our broader mission is to transform lives for the better. Through our books, courses, and workshops, we use the financial metaphor to impart life-changing lessons, helping you develop rock-solid discipline and overcome self-sabotage in your market performance.

The Van Tharp Institute Advantage

Our Unique Approach

What sets VTI apart is our commitment to individualized learning and personal transformation. We believe that successful trading goes beyond mastering technical skills; it involves developing the right mindset and emotional resilience. Our comprehensive programs are designed to address both the external and internal aspects of trading.

Proven Methodologies

Our curriculum is built on Dr. Tharp's extensive research and decades of experience. His unique methodologies have been tested and refined to ensure they deliver tangible results for our students.

Trading Strategies and NLP Expertise

Dr. Tharp's integration of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in trading models. Proven strategies for overcoming self-sabotage and developing trading discipline.

Expert Instructors

Our team comprises seasoned professionals who are not only successful traders but also skilled educators. They bring real-world insights and practical knowledge to every workshop and course.

Comprehensive Resources

From in-depth books and online courses to immersive workshops and one-on-one coaching, we offer a wide array of resources to support your learning and development at every stage.

Holistic Personal Transformation

Focus on personal growth and consciousness beyond financial success. Mission to help traders achieve happiness, success, and fulfillment through trading.

Global Community

Join a thriving community of like-minded traders and investors from around the world. Share experiences, gain insights, and build lasting connections that can enhance your trading journey.

The Van Tharp Institute Products

Unique Products For Traders and Investors

We offer a wide range of high-quality products For every trader and every investor. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced professional trader, the Van Tharp Institute provides the tools and strategies needed to succeed. Learn about Day trading, Swing Trading, Forex Trading, and more. Join a community of passionate traders committed to excellence.


Master Advanced Trading Strategies with our expert-led workshops.


Deepen your knowledge with our in-depth online courses.


Explore the best-seliing Van Tharp's books.

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The Van Tharp Institute Instructors

Our Instructors

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Van Tharp

Coach and Founder of the Van Tharp Institute

RJ Hixson

RJ Hixson

VP of Research and Development

Libby Adams

Libby Adams

Founder of Psychology Rehab for Traders

Gabriel Grammatidis

Gabriel Grammatidis

Founder of IntuFX and full-time Forex trader

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Ken Long

Professional trader and Systems developer

Kim Andersson

Kim Andersson

Super Trader Graduate - Van Tharp Institute

The Van Tharp Institute testimonials

Traders Testimonials and Stories

“Peak Performance is not just a course, it’s an attitude and a lifestyle. I took the course 20 years ago and now I’m blessed to have annual profits (and a 50x growth in net worth) that provide for a very nice lifestyle for my wife and me...”

Phil Smith, MD

“I took your course so that I could better understand my customers. I have tripled my business, while significantly helping my account's performance.”

Russell Herman, Prudential Bache Securities

“.. I felt confident with everything I learned. I began trading again, and I could not believe the difference. The anxiety level was gone, sleepless nights disappeared.”

Terrance R. Caffey

“Thank you for teaching a beginner and saving me $1,000's of dollars and anxiety-ridden hours.”

Leopold Hauser IV


Ready to Elevate Your Trading Skills?

Explore our wide range of workshops, courses, and books at the Van Tharp Institute to transform your trading and achieve your financial goals. Discover the strategies and techniques that have empowered traders worldwide to excel in the markets. Whether you're seeking to enhance your trading psychology, master position sizing, or develop a winning system, we have the resources to help you succeed.

Enroll Today and Begin Your Transformation!

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