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Try This Every Morning to Improve Your Mindset for Trading

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 6/19/2023 5 min read

If you’ve seen this video interview with one of my top upcoming Trading Challenge students, then you know there are only a few key patterns that are highly reliable and this is one of them:

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No matter where I am in the world, here’s something I look for each and every morning in the stock market because it makes me money nearly every time**…

If you’ve read my blog post “4 Live Penny Stock Trades On Video” and have followed what makes me and my top Trading Challenge students money consistent money over the years**, you know that we LOVE short selling the first down day on penny stock pumps, as that’s often the sign that the pump is over and the crash will begin soon.

If you want some more visuals of this awesome pattern for short sellers, check out my “The Seemingly Unchanging Million Dollar Profit Stock Market Pattern” blog post, which, despite being written nearly a decade ago, still holds true.

But, short-selling penny stocks isn’t as easy as buying, as you must have the proper broker and sometimes even the best penny stock brokers like these don’t have shares available to short, so it’s far better to look to buy penny stocks … but ONLY when the time is right.

Lately, we’ve seen a new penny stock pattern emerge, which as I said in yesterday’s video lesson is “The Single Most Reliable Penny Stock Pattern Right Now” and this is a pattern you should look for EVERY damn day … in the morning only, though as I don’t want to EVER dip buy a penny stock pump that’s panicking in the afternoon on its first red day, as that often leads to a morning panic the next day, and/or a potential trading halt overnight
But, the morning panic on the potentially first red day — which isn’t even always a given red day as lately these stocks have been coming ALL the way back to finish green on the day — lessens your risk, especially if you have the proper mentality of sniper-like trading, not holding these pumps any longer than you have to, but collecting your 10–20% or even 30–50% or 70–100% gains if you’re really aggressive all within a few hours intraday.**

Watch these videos to really understand it and see how eerily similar the pattern is each time:

So, get in the habit of looking for this pattern EVERY single morning, ideally between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Eastern time, only after a penny stock pump has spiked for several days (or better yet, even weeks), and definitely not on any afternoon panics, and you might have the opportunity make more money than you’ll lose.

If I had to guess, I’m like 12 for 13 the past few weeks** on this pattern alone and I’ve played it too safely just about every single time, locking in only 1/4 or 1/3 of the potential profits** on each morning panic, because even with all my experience and knowledge, it’s still a bit scary too, so don’t feel bad if you miss it or mistime it or hesitate — all of that is perfectly natural!

But at least I can prepare you with blog posts like this, and all those videos above and all your preparation is the key to success. I want more Trading Challenge students, so no matter where you are in the world, and no matter what your background is, you should start thinking properly and learning how to trade like a sniper, as I explained in this video:

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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

* 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”