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4 Live Penny Stock Trades On Video, My Tribute To A True Legend

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 3/3/2013 7 min read

People ask which study guide HERE and which newsletter they should signup for to take advantage of this 50%+ off deal which ends in a few days…my answer is as many as possible! The market is on fire and so are we, with the big $ discount, our newsletters never have been nor will they ever be this cheap again…you need guidance/good picks, that’s what we do, grab this holiday sale HERE now!)

Yesterday I wrote about a great man who died and included this video of him calling the 1987 stock market crash to a T.

All you trading challenge students and wannabe students (let’s see whose actually dedicated to getting rich) please do read that article as his life was one of luxury, education and hard work, not too dissimilar to mine and he should inspire you to see what’s possible in life.

(that’s a picture of Marty and his $70 million Pierre Hotel penthouse in NYC at the top of this blog post…yup Marty liked a bit of luxury and his stock picking success allowed him to indulge)

I met Marty Zweig once early in my career and after explaining my strategy outlined in these 7 free video lessons of short selling pumped up penny stocks, I got a little chuckle out of him.

He agreed, after all, that it was a very logical strategy, little different from buying great companies at discount prices (just in reverse) and he seemed to understand that it could be learned by the average person and truly change life…just like it has changed this young student of mine who recently crossed $200,000 in profits in less than 2 years.

But most of all Marty Zweig was a tireless researcher always looking to learn and profit from the ever changing price action of the stock market.

Again not too dissimilar to me…although his newsletter had 6,000 subscribers, I’m only at 2,000ish…but I’m just getting started 🙂

He was such a steadfast teacher that this blog post is my small tribute to him.

I’ll review and break down the trading of my top students and my own trading in February 2013, as this has been the single best month for me as a trading teacher as this bull market has offered up countless truly wonderful long and short trade setups and I’m praying night and day for us to breakout to new market highs so that the rest of 2013 will be just as, if not more, fruitful!

It was during February 2013 during which my trading challenge students topped $2 million in profits as you can see trade-for-trade here and in this awesome chart below:

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For the month, students of my 4 newsletters and I made $250,501 in trading profits, but even more important than the overall $ was that several students excelled and made LIFE-CHANGING profits.

As I wrote in a Facebook (FB) post at month end:

Please congratulate 4 of my best students:

That’s right the total profits of my strategy far exceeded $250k, it’s probly more like $400-$500k, but my top students like Eric Wood and LX21 don’t post their trades on Profitly regularly as they like their privacy and don’t want more people to learn and crowd the trades.

Too bad for them…what they and many others fail to understand is that because penny stocks are so looked down upon by society and Wall Street, ANYTHING that gets more people to trade them, like showing off the predictable profits that are possible when you use a strategy like mine, creates more liquidity and volatility and thus more trading opportunities.

All I ask is that when I teach you how to make six figure dollar amounts, you post your profits publicly to show EVERYONE how great this strategy is…it’s called paying it forward, I help you, you help me spread my message.

But some of my top students don’t get it, they’re just ungrateful for my hard work and that’s just sad.

The good news is that students like Tim Grittani and Mark Croock DO get it, they’ve started giving webinars to other trading challenge students to mentor them and that’s why they’ve just had their first $30,000 profit months and are loving life.

And I’m proud to announce this new trading challenge student Wojnech who I wrote about how he was making more $ than me in January has continued to excel, he’s now up nearly $100,000 in 2013 already, roughly double my trading profits and you can see all of his awesome 2013 trades HERE.

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I was looking forward to meeting him during my Rome Inner Circle, but he had a snowboarding accident and was laid up int he hospital…check out what he missed as I taught a few students in person from a pimp $7k/night presidential suite.

I’ll have a detailed post with Wojnech examining his success and breaking it down to the basics to help you guys, as he’s literally been making tens of thousands of dollars from his hospital room…get excited for some hilarious pictures.

For now, please watch these videos of some live trades I captured in February from some very interesting/luxurious places proving once and for all that you can profit with my strategy from ANYWHERE in the world, whether you’re trading from a $5 million Miami Beach mansion:

(And remember even though these videos are all about shorting before 30-50% collapses, roughly a third of my trades are buys, nearly half my February profits came from perfectly calling the breakout in this hot technology stock…that’s right I buy too which is easier for beginners/those with small accounts)

…the $5,000/night Roosevelt Hotel penthouse in LA:

…or a pimp hotel suite overlooking Rome, Italy:

…as the patterns are the EXACT same as in years past as you can see in this video of a pump dropping nearly 50% in the EXACT same fashion that these recent pumps like ECAU and GNIN crashed.

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Comments (33)
Henry MurraySep. 05, 2021 at 10:37 am

Knowledge supports growth.

CsongorApr. 18, 2021 at 5:13 am

Hello Tim,
Where are the videos?

Timothy SykesApr. 28, 2021 at 2:27 am

They were age-restricted by YouTube. So you have to click ‘Watch on YouTube’ and then click ‘I understand and wish to proceed.’ Definitely watch them!

FabianNov. 21, 2020 at 11:07 am

Great video lesson. My account isn’t big enough to short but this lesson definitely provides a ton of info and gives me insight on short selling. I’ll probably end up paper shorting on StocksToTrade so that I can build my short experience & grow my account going long. We’ll see after I finish your Penny stocking framework part deux & DVDS & live trading webinars.

Leta PatrickMay. 20, 2020 at 6:08 pm


Flora Jean WeissDec. 31, 2019 at 8:25 pm

There’s so much information to learn, retain, and use. I am getting more confident that I am understanding what you are teaching. I
I don’t have to look up the terminology you use anymore.
Thank you.

Jean-PaulDec. 14, 2019 at 10:11 am

thank you 👍

Jean-PaulFeb. 15, 2019 at 1:23 am

Cheers Tim!

Fred BeckerSep. 07, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Thank you for your continuous videos on your great training, and particular the 30 minute video on shorting and how you made a quick $5000 in less than 30 minutes. I have only been training for 8+ months and will continue to do so no matter how great my profits accumulate. 8 months, 8 years or 80 more years. I never stop with your training! 🙂

Tannie WuJul. 28, 2017 at 6:37 pm

Can’t help laughing about your interpretation of Chinese “Solar Power” as Thai Tong Yum Kong ….. XDDD

OceanRiderApr. 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm

That was a very exciting set of videos on this page. I watched all of them on here today (and some others that are linked on the page). It is very inspiring to watch. What was great to see was that since the pump was garbage going up, although the price went up, it wasn’t based on a lot of price action with conviction to the upside. When things turned south, the trades pretty much went straight down. It is my believe that the pattern on the left side, dictates the pattern on the right. The shorts were pretty much the only side of the trade until certain levels were reached coming down. In many ways that was very orderly and predictable which again goes back to the pattern and the behaviors of the people. The more people focus on trading, the more important it is to be a master and look for the patterns like these that build accounts. I will be learning and focusing on making the improvements I need to make to continue to grow and move my progression forward. Nice call on AOXY today btw. I didn’t get any of it as I am not in a position to sell short (yet) but what a beautiful chart. WOW. Thank you Tim.

OksanaDec. 01, 2016 at 11:34 pm

Thank you Tim.

Al DingerOct. 31, 2016 at 8:25 pm


GAGAN DEEPJul. 16, 2016 at 11:52 am


Kevin L StewardJun. 18, 2016 at 11:59 am

and a little food !

Timothy SykesJun. 19, 2016 at 7:04 am

Good, then study up!

Arch CrawfordFeb. 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm

Tim, brother Aries,
Marty Zweig called for the crash of 1987 on the Friday before the Monday crash.

I wrote in my Crawford Perspectives newsletter on august 8, 1987:
“This market will peak on August 24, give or take 3 days, after which we will have a horrific Crash!”
The high close was August 24. High hour at noon on the 25th, but closed lower.

I knew Marty well enough and used to run into Mollie in my old East Side neighborhood. I will not in any way denigrate Marty or his crash call. Just be aware that i made my prediction 1 1/2 months earlier and named the TOP DAY 3 weeks ahead.

I think it may crash again THIS YEAR! It could happen in March but i think better chances in May and September.

CrazytradesJan. 01, 2016 at 11:32 pm

Good collection of videos! I can’t wait till I am able to trade around the world like you…

TimurJun. 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Under your “How To Short Sell Penny Stocks: Tim Sykes Makes
$5k In 30 Minutes” video lesson, I didn’t quite understand how you were playing
with GNIN and yet there were so many different tickers running on your screen
like “ARCA, CANT, MICA, PERT, NITE . . .” etc.? I didn’t know which one to follow. Do all of those “tickers” fall under one GNIN stock or how does it work?

Frank HallFeb. 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

Very interesting.

ChadNov. 25, 2014 at 7:58 pm

air pockets are the waves you want to ride. Just like a surfer will sit and wait to catch the big wave..there are many waves that die out, but that one wave which makes waiting all worth while. Are the air pockets the meat of the move and that is what you are trying to anticipate based on the charts?

Kevin ChuApr. 07, 2014 at 1:53 pm


Kevin ChuApr. 07, 2014 at 1:53 pm


prickApr. 05, 2014 at 12:14 pm

coke boys run new york

cdMar. 20, 2014 at 9:04 pm


Johnny G Benitez JrSep. 18, 2013 at 3:39 am

Tim’s dvd’s are a great guide to understanding how to set-up your mind in to a research machine while showing you where too and how too make up your lists.. Keeping to rules is a must and he explaines how his mistakes are your gains.. BUY THE PROGRAM ALREADY!!

Courtney ebanksAug. 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm

How do you pick what penny stocks you want and what is your favorite stock

Johnny G Benitez JrSep. 18, 2013 at 3:34 am

research make guidelines and stick to them

mvAug. 25, 2013 at 11:57 pm

oh man… subscribe already…

Michael O'SheaApr. 21, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I am ready damn, the more i watch the more i want. There it is nothing more exciting than kick ass and making money. Tim’s energy is contagious. makes you wanna be on the next thing smokin to miami..my attitude toward shit has changed just watching the videos. this is what i am meant to do.

Riccardo P. LucchiniMar. 12, 2013 at 4:00 am

Tim you are a prophet, you have touched so many people and changed so many people’s lives by exposing wall street to the world and social media…fucking GENIUS!! You’ve made the entire world your hedge fund, and now everyone invests in you..and the knowledge you give is fucking priceless! i <3 penny stocks!

AndreMar. 04, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thank you Tim for all of your inspiration. I’m starting to realize how much hard work I need to put into this. I’ll continue to study hard and hopefully soon become a top student of yours.

Bill CunsMar. 03, 2013 at 12:46 pm

So pretty much you take the death of someone and turn it into an advertisement for your newsletter. Your a real piece of work. Boycott Sykes!

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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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