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3 Awesome Birthday Gifts I Received And 3 Gifts For You

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 1/20/2023 5 min read

UPDATE: Ever since CNN Money featured my top trading challenge student and his rise from $1,500 to $1 million in trading profits in less than 3 years in this article and my appearances with other successful trading challenge students HERE and my interview with a living legend HERE, student interest in my teachings has risen tenfold…understand I teach trading rules I’ve learned over 19 years and that these rules help EVERYONE make wiser trades and investments…just like my first millionaire student who I wrote about HERE who initially thought I was full of BS…and now he’s made $12+ million using my strategy 🙂

Today I turn 31…crazy.

Please don’t email me your birthday wishes, I appreciate it, but I just can’t wrap my head around more than my current 2,500 daily emails…instead leave your comments here, grazie in anticipo.

I wish I could come up with something memorable and thought provoking, but all I can say is the past few years have been so gratifying…and I find myself more committed than ever to teaching thousands of people everything I know about the stock market (and how to live a fun-filled life).

As evidenced by great success stories like my top student making $400,000 the past year and $60,000 last month (and he texted me another $20,000 the past week) and my trading challenge students and PennyStocking Silver subscribers profits of over $4 million in just a few years, it’s finally beginning to pay off.

So today while today is a day of celebration, I’m gonna use this opportunity to teach and inspire you even more!

Little different from when I showed you the amazing gifts I received for Chanukah, I’m inspired by tremendous birthday presents like these:

1. Birthday Present #1: As I posted on Facebook the other day, This tweet just flat out rocks, the bike looks VERY cool!

Bike Bought With Trading Profits

2. Birthday Present #2: Two of my top Trading Challenge students had yet another tremendously profitable week of $20,000 and $4,000+ …now they’re also starting to give webinars about what they’ve learned from me…the student becomes the teacher (Jesus business model).

3. Birthday Present #3: Even new Trading Challenge students have a hunger to learn and they’re trying their own strategies built around the trading framework I teach, check out their sweeeeet emails to me:

Hi Tim, I am a new trading challenge student this week. I just joined your webinar for the first day on Wednesday when you covered TITN. I decided to buy TITN afterhours right after we finished the webinar at 100 shares for 32.38. I was mentally risking 3-5% but then I then proceeded to oversleep in the morning and missed the dip that you exited on yesterday, I am not sure if it got below my risk profile but I managed to hold on until 36.61 today. I botched the trade but ended up making a ridiculous 12%+ return in 2 days ($403) and it was my first trade as a Challenge Student. I just wanted to let you know and thank you for your coverage and I’m really sorry for the suck out. Best Regards, Scott

Tim, just wanted to pass on my trade today. I am brand new as a challenge student, and I don’t have that big of a trading account, yet. So I am a little limited in what I can do. Yesterday I bought TITN options (sorry if that is a bad word!). On your info, I bought Apr $35 Call options at .25 a contract, sold them this morning at .80, a 220% gain! thank you. Look forward to learning how to fish for myself. -MM

But it’s better to give than to receive so besides this 7 free video lesson series I worked SO hard to create for beginner traders, here are 3 gifts for you, three never-before-made-public 2-hour video clips of my presentation in Moscow last year (6 hours total so bookmark this post and watch some now or some later)…it’s a great basic webinar and it’s funnier when you see how the Russian crowd doesn’t get my jokes and were pretty offended by some others…enjoy 🙂

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Tim Sykes is a penny stock trader and teacher who became a self-made millionaire by the age of 22 by trading $12,415 of bar mitzvah money. After becoming disenchanted with the hedge fund world, he established the Tim Sykes Trading Challenge to teach aspiring traders how to follow his trading strategies. He’s been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNN, Larry King, Steve Harvey, Forbes, Men’s Journal, and more. He’s also an active philanthropist and environmental activist, a co-founder of Karmagawa, and has donated millions of dollars to charity. Read More

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The available research on day trading suggests that most active traders lose money. Fees and overtrading are major contributors to these losses.

A 2000 study called “Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors” evaluated 66,465 U.S. households that held stocks from 1991 to 1996. The households that traded most averaged an 11.4% annual return during a period where the overall market gained 17.9%. These lower returns were attributed to overconfidence.

A 2014 paper (revised 2019) titled “Learning Fast or Slow?” analyzed the complete transaction history of the Taiwan Stock Exchange between 1992 and 2006. It looked at the ongoing performance of day traders in this sample, and found that 97% of day traders can expect to lose money from trading, and more than 90% of all day trading volume can be traced to investors who predictably lose money. Additionally, it tied the behavior of gamblers and drivers who get more speeding tickets to overtrading, and cited studies showing that legalized gambling has an inverse effect on trading volume.

A 2019 research study (revised 2020) called “Day Trading for a Living?” observed 19,646 Brazilian futures contract traders who started day trading from 2013 to 2015, and recorded two years of their trading activity. The study authors found that 97% of traders with more than 300 days actively trading lost money, and only 1.1% earned more than the Brazilian minimum wage ($16 USD per day). They hypothesized that the greater returns shown in previous studies did not differentiate between frequent day traders and those who traded rarely, and that more frequent trading activity decreases the chance of profitability.

These studies show the wide variance of the available data on day trading profitability. One thing that seems clear from the research is that most day traders lose money .

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Citations for Disclaimer

Barber, Brad M. and Odean, Terrance, Trading is Hazardous to Your Wealth: The Common Stock Investment Performance of Individual Investors. Available at SSRN: “Day Trading for a Living?”

Barber, Brad M. and Lee, Yi-Tsung and Liu, Yu-Jane and Odean, Terrance and Zhang, Ke, Learning Fast or Slow? (May 28, 2019). Forthcoming: Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=2535636”

Chague, Fernando and De-Losso, Rodrigo and Giovannetti, Bruno, Day Trading for a Living? (June 11, 2020). Available at SSRN: “https://ssrn.com/abstract=3423101”