What a difference a decade makes…
Not yet, anyway.
A decade ago, Tim Grittani was a 20-something kid from the Midwest. He was working a summer job at an insurance agency and dreaming of a better life.
It’s crazy to think how much he’s achieved in the past 10 years. Talk about the student becoming the teacher … Tim Grittani has made roughly double the profits I have and in about half the time.* I couldn’t be prouder … I want more students to surpass my trading profits!*
Ready to get inspired? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore a truly mind-blowing decade of studying, learning, and trading…
Table of Contents
- 1 Tim Squared: The Email That Started It All
- 2 $1,500 to $13.5 Million: It Didn’t Happen Overnight
- 3 What’s Important to Tim Grittani Now
- 4 Here’s to Many More Decades
Tim Squared: The Email That Started It All
These days, I’m not just a teacher to Tim Grittani. We’re close friends. I’ve seen him celebrate milestones like getting married and welcoming two children to the world.
But I could tell he had drive when he sent me this email on May 17, 2011…
Grittani’s Email From 10 Years Ago
Just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all that you do. I’ve been trading for about 3 weeks now and although I don’t have enough money yet to open an Interactive Brokers account and start shorting stocks you can be sure it’s on my radar! But in the meantime, I’ve been following your long plays and learning with each one. I took a hit on JBII because I held way too long, but managed to take that lesson and apply it to TISA and STVI for profits.
I especially want to thank you on STVI for the early heads up you might play it short term if it broke out. I decided to take a little longer of a position on it and got in at $2.55 last Friday, then sold it today right before the easily predictable collapse at $2.89. Would have gotten out in the 2.90s but could get an execution, oh well. My best trade yet by far!
I hope you’ll keep giving us heads up on potential plays despite the idiots who can’t seem to figure out when they should buy despite you clearly outlining it, keep up the good work! Within the next year I hope to buy some of your pennystocking DVDs and get on board with Pennystock Millionaire too. Hell, once I have a little more time maybe I’ll get in on the internship or the challenge too! You’re a fantastic teacher and I can’t wait to keep learning, thanks again!
— Tim Grittani
It was so great to see a student clearly dedicated and excited about trading. But I had no idea I was talking to a future trading legend…
$1,500 to $13.5 Million: It Didn’t Happen Overnight
Grittani blew up two trading accounts before he became a profitable trader.*
He’d studied finance in college. As a result, he’d taken a stab at trading to understand the finance world better — but he lost most of what he put into his initial account.
He realized that he needed to get a better education if he wanted to make trading work.
Then he found me.
When he was ready to start trading again, he started with $1,500. Over the course of the next six months, he blew up his account and had to re-fund it.
For his first nine months, he wasn’t profitable at all.
Would you be willing to stick with it for nine months — or longer — without making money?
I want everyone to watch this video because Grittani explains what kept him going…
Turnaround Through Tracking Data
It’s hard to overstate how beneficial it can be to keep a trading journal. By tracking your own trading stats, you can better understand what works for you — and what doesn’t.
By tracking his data, Tim was able to identify and focus on what was working. That’s when things started to change for him.
He continued to adapt and refine and improve. Singles added up. Over time, he was able to slowly scale up his positions. His profits began to grow. By early 2013, he was up over $100,000 in profits. Then by the end of the same year, he’d crossed the million-dollar mark.*
During the summer of 2020, I announced his $100,000 profit milestone. Early in 2021, I announced that he’d crossed the million-dollar mark. Matt’s currently up over $1.6 million in trading profits as of late May 2021.* And he just released a new crypto bootcamp and alerts system…
Not All Smooth Sailing
By 2014, Tim Grittani was largely considered a trading success story.* But in retrospect, he points to the period between 2014–2015 as one of his “worst” trading times.
Technically, he was green. But he didn’t do as well as he felt he could have, because he got away from one simple rule…
He became stubborn about cutting losses.
Luckily, his losses knocked him back into reality.
This period taught Grittani one of the most important lessons traders can learn. There’s literally never a point when you know it all. It’s humbling, sure. But it can also be a source of motivation to keep learning.
What’s Important to Tim Grittani Now
Grittani has a lot of money.* He lives on a tropical island with his beautiful family.
Yet he remains one of the most humble and giving people I know…
Sharing With the Trading Challenge Community
Here’s a great example of how Grittani gives back to the trading community.
In June 2020, he had his biggest win to date — a $272,000 profit on CytoDyn Inc. (OTCPK: CYDY).*
Then he went on the TWIST podcast to discuss that trade and more. Check out that awesome TWIST episode here.
Seriously. This guy! His willingness to be so open and helpful with others even after attaining his level of success is an inspiration.
Grittani’s Blockbuster Trading DVDs
When you ask my up-and-coming students what educational resources have helped them most…
Many of them mention Grittani’s “Trading Tickers.”
Several of the up-and-coming female traders featured in this post also mention it by name…
More recently, Grittani followed up with “Trading Tickers 2” … The buzz has been incredible so far.
NEW BLOG POST: https://t.co/XiPanb0Qiu Tim Grittani’s Great Return: Trading Tickers 2…this new guide is a MUST WATCH as @kroyrunner89 has had one of the most phenomenal runs in the history of trading & it's VERY cool how open he is about his entire process….STUDY HAAAAAAARD!
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) April 19, 2021
Here’s to Many More Decades
Tim Grittani has had a truly excellent trading adventure over the past decade.
Don’t get me wrong, his results are exceptional. Not every trader will attain his level of profitability. However, I love sharing his story because it demonstrates what’s possible in the world of trading.
Grittani isn’t a math genius. Nor is he the luckiest guy in the world. He’s just a guy from the Midwest who got obsessive about the stock market. Grittani stuck with it, scaled up over time, and ended up making millions.*
Are you inspired by his story? Are you ready to be disciplined and study hard? If so, consider applying for my Trading Challenge.
What part of this story inspired you most? Leave a comment congratulating Tim Grittani on 10 years of trading … I love hearing from you!
*Please note that my results, as well as Tim Grittani, Matthew Monaco, and Roland Wolf’s results, are not typical. Most traders lose money. It takes years of dedication, hard work, and discipline to learn how to trade. Individual results will vary. Trading is inherently risky. Before making any trades, remember to do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose. I’ve also hired Grittani, Matt, and Roland to assist in my education business.
This level of successful trading is not typical and does not reflect the experience of the majority of individuals using the services and products offered on this website. From January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, typical users of the products and services offered by this website reported earning, on average, an estimated $49.91 in profit. This figure is taken from tracking user accounts on Profit.ly, a trading community platform. Timothy Sykes has a minority shareholder interest in the platform. The typical success rate of users was based on the following methodology:
- From January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020, 849,078 trades were uploaded to Profit.ly. 633,891 trades were “verified” (corroborated with trade account data).
- Instructor trades are ignored.
- Average P&L / trades is obtained by calculating total P&L and dividing by the total number of trades
- Average trades per account is obtained by counting the total number of trades and dividing by the number of accounts (mean function
**Tim’s primary income derives from the sale of financial education products and subscription services offered by various businesses and websites in which he has an ownership stake.