Van Tharp was one of the key players featured in Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders, which emerged as one of the best selling business books of the late 1980s, and is The psychologist for traders. He has developed a hugely successful seminar business that he conducts for large brokerage houses and banks throughout the world, as well as a five-volume home study course. This book is based on these well-known seminars and courses. Tharp provides the answers that every trader is looking for: What is the one trading method that will solve all his trading problems? What is the real secret of successful traders? Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom provides that answer in no-nonsense fashion, but it isn't the conventional, "magic bullet" or "holy grail" answer most people would expect. Instead, Tharp reveals his time-tested insights that will truly improve trading performance. He contends that it is the interplay of a trader's style, goals and personality and the system he/she chooses that ultimately determine trading success. Establishing a system or choosing elements from existing systems (analyzed in the book) becomes key
to reaching a trader's objectives.