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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 5/10/2016 1 min read

Below are the 35 best tips and tricks I’ve learned over the past 2 decades making millions trading** and now creating several millionaire trading challenge students**…I hope they help you!

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HenryAug. 16, 2020 at 9:42 am

Knowledge supports growth & development

tonyJul. 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Hi Tim, I have been hearing about day trading in stocks but have no clue about stock trading , until I saw you in one of the TV shows. I am interested in trading stocks but don’t know how. Can you help me get started because I like all the info I heard from you when you were on one of the TV shows.

Tom WashingtonJun. 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Tim… you are ‘the man’! Thanks for all the great info…very helpful.
Vaya con Dios.
Warmest Regards
Tom :-))

Houda JawadOct. 19, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Love this article, it was very informative and helpful. Thank you Tim! 🙂

Timothy SykesOct. 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm


Carolyn M.Jul. 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Awesome, I love this. Reading your tips makes me believe it’s possible for me to win in trading.

Nick FMar. 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

Great advice, Tim

EFeb. 25, 2017 at 3:05 pm

I like this

EFeb. 25, 2017 at 3:04 pm

WELL DONE!! I might actually print this out..

JoeOct. 05, 2016 at 6:37 pm

As some others above posted, I should have learned this before investing in penny stocks or listening to hot tips. Wish I had read this months ago. Thanks for sharing.

Timothy SykesOct. 16, 2016 at 10:18 am


AdyOct. 05, 2016 at 5:38 pm

??? Foarte mare lahatron

Cody BamberMay. 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

What’s up Tim, Iv been studying, researching, learning everything you have to offer, religiously! Videos, posts, tweets, everything you have to offer, Iv been studying. I have just started using a stock trading trainer app to teach myself the ways before starting up a real trading account. I would just like to thank you for what you do and for what you have to offer. Your expertise is golden. I look forward to one day working with you and possibly meeting you. I’m not looking to get rich quick, I am looking for financial freedom to do the things I want to do with my family. Again, thanks for your expertise.

Timothy SykesMay. 27, 2016 at 10:47 am

Nice, thanks!

Edixon GamarraMay. 21, 2016 at 2:45 am

Wallpaper image from now !

Timothy SykesMay. 27, 2016 at 10:47 am


Ally BegbieMay. 19, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Great stuff Tim. Can’t wait to learn more. Keep up the good work

Timothy SykesMay. 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm


Jennifer KomondyMay. 15, 2016 at 1:13 am

Thank you for all that you give!! Your dedication to teaching is amazing-your energy is inspiring and motivating- please never stop!

Timothy SykesMay. 15, 2016 at 9:21 am

My pleasure, don’t worry, I won’t!

george sadernasMay. 12, 2016 at 8:09 am

hey Tim Sykes just to inform you I am following your rules I have to learn more. before I will trade. thanks a lot


Timothy SykesMay. 15, 2016 at 9:21 am


YohancyMay. 12, 2016 at 12:29 am

Just learning and studying your videos , really want to succeed . I have seen you around a few times at work and hope i can one day be as successful as you ! Studying until I can’t literally open my eyes ! My family needs me more than ever . I have a huge drive to succeed !

Timothy SykesMay. 15, 2016 at 9:21 am


F..May. 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

FOMO is what?

Timothy SykesMay. 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

Fear of missing out

Stan KogaMay. 11, 2016 at 1:49 am

Mahalo Tim!

Timothy SykesMay. 11, 2016 at 8:32 am


Rey AnthonyMay. 10, 2016 at 6:56 pm

Very Good Quote , Nice job Tim you building your legacy very well ,I’m very proud , I hope work together soon.

Timothy SykesMay. 11, 2016 at 8:32 am


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Timothy Sykes

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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* Results are not typical and will vary from person to person. Making money trading stocks takes time, dedication, and hard work. There are inherent risks involved with investing in the stock market, including the loss of your investment. Past performance in the market is not indicative of future results. Any investment is at your own risk. See Terms of Service here

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”