Van K. Tharp, Ph.D. (Raleigh, NC), President of the Van Tharp Institute, uses a combination of skills and education to fine-tune his strategies to coach, consult and teach traders and investors. Dr. Tharp is the author of four acclaimed books Super Trader, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, the New York Times Bestseller, Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, and Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1975. He is a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Master Time Line Therapist, a certified Modeler of NLP, and an Assistant Trainer of NLP. He has used his expertise in NLP to create the successful models of trading and investing upon which so much of his work is based. Tharp has been featured in Forbes, Barron's Market Week, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Investor's Business Daily and Futures and Options World, and Trader's Journal.