Author Archives: Timothy Sykes

What Are The Best Penny Stock Lessons ?

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What Are The Best Penny Stock Lessons ?


We’ve got A LOT going on in the world of penny stock lessons as I’m trying all sorts of new projects in order to create more millionaire trading challenge students, the 3 biggest of which are this free webinar happening in just a few days, this new book that organizes all my lessons and is already a #1 best-seller on Amazon, and the new website too that does a better job or organizing all the daily content we’re putting out!

Here’s a video I made explaining everything and we’ve transcribed it too for my valued deaf trading challenge students too!

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What Are Stock Patterns?

What are Stock Patterns

What are Stock Patterns?

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I drill the need to focus on only the best stock market patterns to my trading challenge students every single day so that begs the question, what are stock patterns, exactly, and why do they matter? Continue reading

Announcing My Newest Millionaire Student

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Announcing My Newest Millionaire Student

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I LOVE every one of my newest millionaire trading challenge student as just recently my student Steven here just passed $2 million in profits while my student M.C. is closing in on $1 million, now another students just emailed me to say he’s crossed the $1 million mark, but wishes to remain private…fine by me as I want all these stories to inspire you to show you what’s possible ONLY WHEN YOU STUDY HARD!

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Do You Recognize This GREAT Stock Pattern ?

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Do You Recognize This GREAT Stock Pattern ?

Weed stocks are back in play for a variety of reasons, not just because it’s 4/20 today LOL! Today I’ll share a great stock pattern.

Mostly it’s due to Canada’s pending legalization of weed happening in just a few months from now on June 7, 2018 and so the classic pattern of “buy the rumor, sell the news” is taking place in the weed sector and if you’ve seen my now 5,000+ video lessons, you know this pattern well.

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What Is A Short Squeeze?

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What is a Short Squeeze?

Should you love short squeezes? Should you fear short squeezes? Should you revere short squeezes? Can you predict short squeezes? What is a short Squeeze?

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With today’s biggest penny stock runner vTv Therapeutics (VTVT) being the result of a short squeeze I’m getting A TON of questions about this pattern so let me answer them all with this blog post.

But first lets get into understanding a short squeeze.

A short squeeze is what happens when short sellers trigger a rise in price on a heavily shorted stock as in order to close out their short positions, they are forced to buy to cover, creating heavy demand and usually all clamoring to get out as quickly as possible, thus squeezing each other out of their short positions and spiking the stock higher.

As you can see from VTVT’s morning spike today:

…the stock price can makes a huge spike as short sellers close their positions because they think the stock can go even higher, not lower like they initially believed when they first shorted. The ‘squeeze’ comes into play because short-sellers are literally being ‘squeezed’ out of their short positions. And the more that cut their losses and buy to cover their shorts, the bigger the squeeze.

This is all usually triggered by a positive development, particularly on a Friday, when people don’t want to be short going into the weekend when the market is closed and any positive news can spike the stock even more the following Monday.

As the overall stock market has risen dramatically tyhe past few years, it’s been pretty a rough time for short sellers and I’ve adapted by mostly going long using this go-to pattern that’s worked surprisingly well.

But even if you don’t like short selling you should most definitely learn about it as it’s good to know all about this catalyst that can REALLY spike a stock…as sometimes the worst companies in the world become the best performing stocks in the world and that leaves a lot of people scratching their heads.

That’s the BEST thing to love about a short squeeze, it’s GREAT if you’re holding a long position, so pay attention here, here’s one of the most fundamentally flawed companies in the world, DRYS, and its arguably biggest short squeeze of the past few years as the stock went from single digits to $100+/share in just a few days, and probably could’ve kept going if the SEC didn’t halt it and helped save short sellers galore caught in the squeeze:

The squeeze creates a buying flurry, and you can sell at a sweet profit as short sellers rush to close their positions–with your stock. If you want to make cash on a short squeeze, you have to look for stocks that have a high short interest.

What does that mean? It means stocks who have lots of short sellers who may need someday to cover themselves, although no short selling data is truly accurate or real-time so it’s a VERY imperfect science…use the short data from this tool as it’s the most accurate I’ve found.

Basically, you can bet against the short sellers and win, and it’s not quite as risky as short selling itself, but it’s also tough to judge which short squeezes will really go Supernova.

And of course going long is less risky than short-selling as since shorting involves margin and borrowing shares on a stock that could go wayyyyy past your initial investment, you could lose more money that’s not even yours (since you borrowed it using margin).

So if you’re holding a short position, and the price skyrockets, you would want to bail right awa, rule #1 is always cut losses quickly, ESPECIALLY as a short seller.

The large number of people/traders/funds exiting their short positions (which is really buying stock at the current price) can push the price up faster and higher than you ever imagined. This squeezes all the other short sellers into doing the same as panic sets in and traders rush to minimize losses…and that’s creates gigantic squeezes like DRYS.

And it’s important to remember that short squeezes are more likely to occur in stocks with small market capitalization and a small public float.

Choosing the stocks to play long on an expected short squeeze is the key, and there are certain rules to follow when trying to pick these stocks. I’ll throw the two most popular ones your way here, but remember the short selling data isn’t very accurate or up-to-date so take this all with a grain of salt:

#1 Time to Cover Ratio

You can get the time-to-cover ratio by taking the total short position (in shares) divided by daily average volume. What does this tell you, exactly? It tells you how bearish or bullish traders are on the stock. What you’re looking for is a stock that has a cover ratio in the double digits (for days) because these are the big targets for short-sellers. A five-day streak in double digit time-to-cover ratio is a good signal.

#2 Short Interest Percentage of Float

Short interest as a percentage of float is a second tool for squeeze-spotting opportunities. The float is the percentage of a company’s stock that’s traded on the market. A short interest above 20% is considered high.

If you see a 10%-er, then this is already in the danger zone—meaning, it’s already inching towards that long opportunity to make money off the short squeeze that’s going to push short sellers out.

The ratio can be calculated by dividing the number of shares sold short by the average daily trading volume over the last 30 trading days.

I’ll use this example from Investopedia: “If 5 million shares are shorted and there are 20 million tradable (or floated) shares, the short interest is equal to 25%.”

Or, you can forego the math and use StocksToTrade, and put all the cool filters to work for you to find your best short squeeze opportunities, namely by using the social media scanners and seeing which big % gainers have the most people talking smack about as they’re likely short sellers getting crushed and trying to persuade others on social media into also shorting and thus help save them a little…while they usually fail since most short sellers are cynical little trolls, not popular people who can persuade anyone to anything LOL! (trust me I used to mainly be a short sellers so I know them well…thankfully I adapted while I know too many people who can’t adapt and have this gotten wrecked the past few years as shorting is VERY tough unless you have a big account and can risk losing big like this great short seller)

Leave a comment below and let me know if this blog post helped you, I’m always looking for some feedback!

7 Birthday Presents I Got You

Birthday Presents

Today is my birthday and instead of you guys getting me gifts, I’d appreciate you donating to this great charity here as it’s my goal to raise $37,000 to help them fight illegal poaching so they can protect endangered wildlife and cut funding to terrorists down in South Africa in honor of my 37th birthday today. As for the 7 birthday presents from me to you, check out this video I made and I also typed out all 7 birthday presents below the video so my valued deaf trading challenge students can see all the options too! Continue reading

7 Questions With My Next Millionaire** Student

Next Millionaire Student

I am excited to share a story about my next millionaire student  and I’m proud to have several millionaire trading challenge students already, some of whom who prefer to remain private, but thankfully some of whom share their stories publicly to help inspire others like my first millionaire student here (who was also my first online hater so if I can teach him I can teach ANYONE!), my 2nd millionaire student HERE (who was also featured here by a bigtime media site) and my 3rd millionaire student HERE (who had quite a viral video interview here)…and now I have an upcoming millionaire trading challenge student on the brink of crossing $1 million in profits… Continue reading

New Book Review: The Complete Penny Stock Course

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Complete Penny Stock Course

I LOVE stock market books and there’s a new one out today called “The Complete Penny Stock Course” by my trading challenge student Jamil (the guy who designed this must use research tool) that you MUST read as it organizes ALL my lessons into one comprehensive book.

It’s already greatly outselling my book here Jamil made just a few copies to test the waters so first come first serve and this will sell out soon so grab your copy ASAP…I HIGHLY recommend it as a great supplement to your trading education! Continue reading