Blog Posts - Timothy Sykes

8 Lessons I’ve Learned From My Students

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One of the most important aspects of attaining and maintaining success is that you have to keep on learning every day. A mentor can be a huge help here, helping to streamline your learning curve and guide you in the right direction. 

I have become a mentor to my trading challenge students and one of the greatest gifts that it has given me is that my students teach me valuable lessons about trading and the stock market every day. It is my students who keep me asking the right questions and inspiring my path moving forward, even as I am helping guide them. Continue reading

30 Basic Rules That Made Me $164,000 In Profits In 1 Week (Infographic)

This year I’m trading with this small account but 2 years ago I was trading big and as I detailed in this post, I had one of my best weeks ever using these key rules:

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30 Basic Rules That Made Me $164,000 In Profits In 1 Week (Infographic)

Changing The Way I Teach

A lot has happened over the past 8 years, since I began teaching.  Most of it very good, but some of it bad and so, I must acknowledge the bad and try to fix it. Just as I teach traders to refine, refine, refine their trading strategies, I too must refine, refine, refine my teaching strategies.

I won’t brag about any of my teaching success — I’ve done far more than my share of that already — this post will be specifically about the misguided approach too many students are taking and why they do it.  The blame for it all lies squarely on me and the learning environment I’ve allowed to go on for too long and the steps that I’m taking to improve that learning environment. Continue reading

10 Ways To Achieve The Millionaire Mindset

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You’ve heard the saying “before you run, you’ve got to learn how to walk”. Well, before you become a millionaire, you’ve got to learn how to think like one…your success is not guaranteed and it’s not an easy journey, but what you learn about yourself along the way and when you achieve your goals with enough perseverance make it all worthwhile in the end. Continue reading

Be The Change You Want To See

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I’m traveling to Asia the next few days, so before my long journey begins, I thought I’d leave you with some good advice…

Many readers will see me in person at my upcoming annual conference Sept 10th-12th (only a few seats left, see details HERE) and you will see the results of all of the hard work that I’ve put in the past few months, getting healthier and fitter.  My weight is Jonah Hill-esque, which has made for some fun jokes, but lately I’ve been really focusing on being the less funny, but fitter Jonah Hill…I’m not exactly on Jonah’s fat level, but my weight has fluctuated dramatically over the years, due to the success of my education business (thanks to my millionaire trading challenge students), my love of food and travel and a disturbing lack of maintenance that I fully take the blame for.  But, no more and I will be the change I want to see.

Because of the success of my education business, I’ve recently become overwhelmed by new students and as a VERY immature way to discourage non-dedicated students, I’ve developed quite the attitude, which I recently acknowledged and apologized for.

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No matter how many students want to learn and no matter how big my ego has gotten (I’m trying to reign it in), under no circumstance, whatsoever and in no way, shape or form should I EVER act the way I have or say some of the things I have said.  I don’t regret much in life, but I definitely regret the way that I’ve treated people who just want to learn.  So now, every single minute of every single hour of every single day, I’m focused on being nicer and putting myself in the shoes of my hungry students who just want knowledge…and they should be rewarded, not maligned, for their desire!

NEVER again will I resort to what I used to do…I will be the change I want to see.

For too long, as I told this media legend, I solely promoted this hedonistic/material lifestyle, because it was fun and it made the vast majority of my students study harder…which in turn led to better results like these and substantial growth in my education business.  But, it also turned off many students who get inspired by other things, like videos like THIS and the ones below, which I personally greatly prefer anyway:

And, because I GREATLY enjoy my charity work much more than my Lamborghini, Ferrari and other crazy splurges, I’ve been posting a lot more about what I favor, even though the photos and videos aren’t nearly as popular as my outrageous videos like these:

…I am much happier posting them and sharing them with you!

Despite the lower popularity, these videos are more in tune with who I am and what I value, so I gladly accept the consequences of having fewer students, but students who have better mindsets…be the change you want to see!

But also, as you will see in the coming days from my latest trip to Asia, I LOVE TO EAT GREAT FOOD AND TRAVEL, so I’ll ALWAYS makes videos like this:

That’s the thing, ALL I want is more successful students…awesome testimonials like these grow my education business, fulfill me and it’s something NOBODY else is doing very well in the financial education industry, so full of scammers, frauds, liars and non-transparent traders, some of whom claim big feats, but can’t show their real names or their ENTIRE track record publicly.

As I tweeted today, imagine a baseball player too afraid to show his batting average!

Is it any wonder that stock trading (and really the entire industry of financial speculation) is looked down upon by society, compared to baseball, where players don’t just share their stats publicly, but entire websites and games have been set up to analyze these players’ performance?

Why do we not have that in finance?

Can you imagine if we did?

I can.

And, just because I’m SUCH a big believer in transparency, I’ve also been working, for the past 2 years, on a book detailing how I’ve grown my online business so much the past few years…as you might’ve read in my 1st book HERE, I’m a BIG fan of learning from your success AND your mistakes…and mistakes and failure are even more useful to your education, and mine.

I don’t just preach the good fight and transparency, I back it up…be the change your want to see!

Sadly, I see too many whiners who complain about the way the world is and do nothing to change it, although I guess I should thank them for their laziness and cynicism, because the #1 secret to my success has been sharing EVERYTHING…what I’ve done right AND wrong over the years.  If there were more people who did that, I’d probably be out of a job!

The good news is that most traders are far too introverted, strange, egotistical, selfish, spoiled, full of BS or just too lazy to be fully transparent and hard working, guiding students to the key lessons, rules and patterns, that they learned the hard way over the years.  Only THIS veteran trader and this newly minted millionaire seem to fit the profile required to create more successful students.

So we’ll continue working our butts off and teaching, because it’s what we believe and what we’ve learned is most helpful to others…and because we are being the change we want to see in the world!

Why I’m Donating ALL of My Trading Profits To Charity

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Free Friday giveaway: $50 in free rides for you, using the coupon code “TimSavings” when you download Lyft on Android HERE or Apple IOS HERE…just a little thank you, from me to you, for being my student!

Two years ago, I announced HERE that I’d be donating $2 million to charity.  Since that time, I’ve officially created my own 501c3 Charity Foundation “The Timothy Sykes Foundation” and donated to over a dozen great charities, like Make-A-Wish, The Boys & Girls Club, Pan Mass Challenge, The Bali Children’s Project, Pencils Of Promise, The Cambodian Village Fund, The Lord’s Place, Women Of Tomorrow, Second Chance Humane Society, Santa Monica Track Foundation, Hollywood Soccer Club and so many more.  I have to say, it’s been an incredible experience helping those in need across many different backgrounds. Continue reading

Lessons From Friday To Prepare You For The Coming Week


What a wild stock market environment it’s been lately! To stay afloat in this crazy environment, you MUST be in my chatroom (signup here to gain access) every single morning, especially between 9am and 10am EST, because we have 1,000+ pairs of eyes watching out for EVERY hot stock (double, triple or quadruple the size of any other newsletter focused on low-priced stocks).

In this market, you need to be prepared–ANY hot play can turn into a true Supernova!


Believe me when I say it is to your great advantage to learn about the big potential runners EARLY in the day (so that would be BEFORE your lunch hour).

If you would like to see some examples of students who do just that, you can see some recent student gains HERE. Whether you’re trading with a small account (like I am this year…although my $12,000 account has now grown to roughly $75,000 in just 7 short months) or a large account, there’s been great gains for everyone, large and small…and even if you’re not trading yet, or if you’re paper trading, there are great lessons to be learned from all this action too!

By the way, I just had my first $10,000+ week of the year last week! See all trades here.

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I received over 50 tweet testimonials last Friday from my students, and I’ve shared 5 of them below, just to give you an idea of the kind of money my students are making…ALL due to their absolute dedication to studying guides like THIS and THIS, and coming into the market every day prepared–a crucial advantage over the vast majority of lazy, degenerate gamblers in this niche who only look for “action”.


Here are some of my favorite tweets who are NOT degenerate gamblers, but traders who are serious about improving their “game.”

Speaking of, I want to talk specifically about this past Friday, since there are SO many lessons from the many plays right now, as well as lessons from the $10+ million trader I recently interviewed. Continue reading

Best Stock Trading Tools: How To Use The Old Yahoo! Finance & StocksToTrade


Yahoo! Finance has always been my homepage and favorite website of all-time to use for all kinds of stock research…but as of a few days ago, that’s changed with their latest, and horrendous, update to the site…the guys running the show are truly incompetent and I’m not the only one who thinks so, here, take a pool and see for yourself: Continue reading

How To Trade With A Small Account vs Big Account



Time for another expose to cut through the far too many misconceptions and lies being spread about trading and penny stocks, as a followup to THIS and THIS because the market has been SO hot lately (as you can see HERE) and too many people aren’t taking proper advantage…little by little I’m working hard to get the good information out there, so I REALLY appreciate when I get comments like this from students:

First let me show you some recent screenshots/tweets from my students that far and away cut through ANY negativity associated with penny stocks and mind you these trades have been on the EXACT pattens I’ve catalogued HERE for the past decade and personally traded and made millions with for the past two decades: Continue reading