I’ve been saying it for years … “Where are all the female traders?”
The trading world has been male-dominated for too long … I’m happy to say that’s changing. I’m extremely proud to say that I now have a seven-figure female student and a six-figure female student, with many more rising up the ranks.*
I don’t want to get greedy here, because I know it’s a marathon, not a sprint … But I want more female traders to see this kind of growth!
But I won’t get ahead of myself.
Mainly, I’m proud to say that women are no longer outliers in the world of day trading. There are more and more female traders joining my Trading Challenge … I want to share a few of their stories here.
Read. Learn. Get inspired by these fierce female traders!
(*Please note that these kinds of trading 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.)
Table of Contents
- 1 Mariana
- 2 Angela
- 3 Crystal
- 4 Sandra
- 5 Tessa
- 6 More Guidance From Female Traders
- 7 Female Trader Pioneers: Jane and Latoya
- 8 “Airplane” Jane
- 9 Latoya
- 10 More Female Traders, Please…
This is a great tweet from my top female https://t.co/occ8wKmlgm student @mmhincapiee who made $200,000+ LAST WEEK/is now over $700,000+ in profits despite being in her early 20s, to those who rip on my students taking small gains, it's GOOD to start small then scale up later on! https://t.co/y2Ld7tHDZc
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) February 15, 2021
(*Please note that Mariana’s trading results are not typical. Most traders lose money. 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.)
Mariana’s Trading Story
Mariana’s dad helped guide her toward her current trading career. He’d always had an interest in finance, and he wanted his daughter to be able to fend for herself in the world. He urged her to research potential jobs that would allow her to be self-sufficient.
In her research, she found me. Mariana applied for and was accepted to my Trading Challenge in 2018.
But her career didn’t get going until after she attended my Trader & Investor Summit in 2019. That was what got her hooked. She tells me, “I then became VERY inspired by the amount of successful young guys who were trading … I thought it was a great fit for me since I knew I would put in the time like they all did and try the best I could to succeed.”
Turns out, that 2019 conference wasn’t just great for her career — it was great for her love life, too.
That’s where she met Jack Kellogg, another Challenge trader who’s currently up over $5 million in profits as of mid-February.* They’re now dating! Mariana was even part of my top-secret mission to surprise Jack a few months ago…
I had to surprise @Jackaroo_Trades my latest https://t.co/EcfUM6l2S3 student to cross $1 million in profits, with a special present from Santa Sykes for the holidays, thanks to help from his girlfriend, the elves & I were able to sneak into his place & surprise him with his gift! pic.twitter.com/VqeV4gerxa
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) December 23, 2020
After the conference, Mariana got serious about the Trading Challenge.
She started trading with a $15K account. She started small and focused on studying … But she still faced challenges early on.
She lost $3,000 early in the game. It helped her realize she needed to switch up her strategy and get more conservative. She talks about it in this video:
She started studying her own trading, getting more screen time, and seeing how she could do better.
She scaled down her positions, trading small while she invested in her knowledge account…
How Mariana Studies and Trades
She also narrowed her focus to a few key setups. It was when she really zeroed in and started refining her process that she started to see exponential growth.*
These days, she turns to the Trading Challenge chat room for inspiration: “It not only has commentary from some of the best traders, but there are also a lot of people naming different tickers where you can get ideas and trade based on your own plans and experience.”
Mariana has had some awesome trades lately, including a $5,067 profit* on Healthier Choices Management Corp. (OTCPK: HCMC)…
But as she shares, her losses often leave a bigger impression than her wins.
She’s an extremely conservative trader, so she’s mainly kept losses small. But she learns from every single one, as she discusses in this video…
Mariana’s Advice for Female Traders
Mariana admits that it can be “intimidating” to be a female trader. But when it comes down to it, she echoes what a few other traders in this post say: the market doesn’t care about gender.
Mariana says, “For every woman out there with enough dedication and preparation you can execute the same way other traders can. No matter your gender, the same charts will be displayed for everyone. So if you study, no matter who you are, it’s possible.”
(Please note that Angela’s trading 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.)
Angela’s Trading Story
Angela started trading in 2015. She’d joined another trading chat room, and things started out promising. She made $10K early on, but she didn’t really understand the penny stock game. She rebought and tried to hold stocks as investments — and lost almost as much as she’d made.
Soon after, she was ready to upgrade. “I decided that I should purchase the whole Trading Challenge package, which included all the learning materials and the chat room. It was the best investment I ever made! My trading took a much better direction after that.”
In 2019, she quit her job of 14 years in the insurance industry to pursue trading full time.
How Angela Studies and Trades
Angela says that the DVDs were some of her best teachers early on: “They were key in learning the methods, it was overwhelming at first but I kept watching. I will be purchasing ‘Trading Tickers 2’ today!” (That’s Grittani’s long-awaited follow-up to “Trading Tickers” that covers how he’s adapting to this insane market and much more.)
(Quick disclaimer: I helped design and develop StocksToTrade and am an investor.)
She always checks up on my trades and those of Challenge moderators and traders to further her learning. She also watches all the webinars.
Combining what she learns on a daily basis with her own research, she creates a daily watchlist and trades when setups meet her criteria.
Angela also tries to learn something from every trade — both wins and losses.
It was a confidence boost following her biggest loss of the year on January 8, 2021 — $2,000 on Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB). She didn’t cut losses quickly and paid the price. Even accomplished traders need a reminder sometimes — CUT LOSSES QUICKLY!
Angela’s Tips for Female Traders
If you ask Angela, there’s no reason for women to fear day trading: “Women have excelled in so many areas in the workforce in many careers — this is no different! Working for yourself should be the strongest motivation ever! It’s a great career. I love it!”
(*Please note that Crystal’s trading 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.)
Crystal’s Trading Story
Crystal joined my Trading Challenge in 2020. As a single mother, her busy schedule as an RN was challenging — she wanted a more flexible schedule and more freedom.
When she was forced to take time off of work for an injury, she started dabbling in the stock market on Robinhood. She then eventually moved on to a different broker. Crystal found me on YouTube and decided to apply for my Trading Challenge.
The very same day of her Challenge interview, she was let go from her job. She decided to give her all to trading: “It just felt like the universe was shouting at me to take this next step. So I jumped in without hesitation.”
Weeding out the non supporters in my life.. That includes getting rid of the boyfriend after he stopped believing in my @timothysykes millionaire challenge. He started calling me Bon Jovi – Livin on a Prayer… I do not need that toxic negativity crushing on me!
— Crystal (@TraderStal) November 29, 2020
How Crystal Studies and Trades
Crystal’s a big fan of all of the Trading Challenge resources.
She uses the chat room daily and considers it “almost as a stock scanner” to help her narrow down the many choices out there and get tips on which stocks are running.
She also loves how supportive people in the Challenge chat room are: “I love what a positive encouraging community is and I never feel shy about talking to people there. Most everyone is pretty helpful and supportive.”
She also uses StocksToTrade and its Breaking News Chat add-on feature. And she recently decided to try out the Small Cap Rockets chat room to see what traders Matthew Monaco, John Papa, and Tim Bohen have to say.
She also watches webinars from top Challenge traders and moderators — they all have a different style and approach. She says observing them is helping her develop her own strategy.
Her studies are paying off for her — she recently made a $9K profit* trading North American Cannabis Holdings Inc. (OTCPK: USMJ).
Crystal knew a good setup when she saw one: “Hot sector, news, increased volume … These were all perfect catalysts to give me enough conviction to purchase a sizable amount. My thesis was correct, and I made a 300% profit!”*
Crystal’s Tip for Female Traders
According to Crystal, there’s nothing holding women back from getting into trading. “I think women are incredibly tough mentally and are able to accomplish anything,” she says. “Just look at history and all of the adversity women have fought and overcome throughout the years. Trading is another thing women can succeed at.”
(Please note that Sandra’s trading 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.)
Sandra’s Trading Story
When the market crashed in March of 2020, most people panicked. But Sandra saw an opportunity.
Suddenly finding herself working from home, she decided to explore the stock market.
She began buying up shares of large pharma companies and online retailers. The strategy worked at first … But she got overconfident and lost most of her initial profits within a few weeks.
But her interest in the stock market was genuine. She decided to zero in on penny stocks, and in seeking out an education she found me.
Sandra joined my Trading Challenge in November 2020 after trying a few other services and chat rooms. She appreciated my transparency … and my proven track record of several 7-figure traders. I now have two brand-new millionaires traders who have been through the Challenge — Matthew Monaco and Kyle Williams*.
View this post on Instagram
Congratulations to my latest 7-figure student @matthewvmonaco who made $47,000+ today on $LKNCY $AITX $SNPW $OZSC $NAKD pushing him over $1 million in trading profits since joining my challenge (click the link in my bio to apply only if you’re dedicated, NO LAZY PEOPLE ALLOWED!) back in 2017, as he’s studied his butt off nonstop and is now reaping the rewards of 4+ years of hard work along with a truly #nodaysoff mindset. He started with $25,000 and has been one of my hardest working students so I’m incredibly proud of his success and it’s extra-special that this milestone happens just 1 day after his good friend @kyle_cwilliams hit $1+ million yesterday….whew, what a market! Please congratulate Matt in the comments below and get inspired to follow your dreams and push yourself to achieve them like he did! #bigmilestone #proudteacher #proudteachermoment #proudjew
(*Note that these results aren’t typical. These top traders and I put in the time and dedication and have exceptional skills and knowledge. Most traders lose money. Always remember trading is risky … never risk more than you can afford.)
How Sandra Studies and Trades
Currently, Sandra’s favorite pattern is the morning panic dip buy. She says, “I usually trade better in the mornings compared to the afternoons — so that’s what I focus on.”
As she learns, she’s experimenting and adapting. For instance, she recently had a successful swing trade on Image Protect Inc. (OTCPK: IMTL), swinging a small position overnight and holding into the morning gap-up for a $950 profit.*
She says that her most important tool as a trader is StocksToTrade. “I particularly like its Breaking News Chat feature and its scanners. I depend on the ‘Top Percent Gainers’ scanner and the different ways it lets me create my watchlists.”
She’s also a big fan of my archived webinars and the 30-Day Bootcamp I created with Matthew Monaco. Like many of the other female traders in this post, she uses the Trading Challenge chat room daily. “The talent in the room is priceless,” she told me.
Sandra’s Tip for Female Traders
Sandra admits that early on, she worried about fitting in with the other Trading Challenge students. “I wasn’t sure if I would fit in as all the successful traders seem to be young males who recently had graduated from college. I’m in my 40s, married, with a 15-year-old daughter.”
Finding a schedule and trading style that works for her has been key. “I start watching the premarket at 7 a.m. Eastern and create my watchlists. Then I trade actively from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
“I found that this schedule actually works very well for women who might have a family but are also looking for independence and a job with unlimited potential! I hope I can inspire other women to follow their interests and find the time to make it work. Day trading and joining the Trading Challenge has been the best decision!”
(Please note that Tessa’s trading 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.)
Tessa’s Trading Story
Talk about a dedicated student…
Tessa first learned about me in January of 2019, when she was pregnant with her son. She applied for the Trading Challenge … But at the time, she was “kindly denied.”
I’m a teacher, and I’m paid for what I do. At the same time, I don’t just want quantity. I want students who are truly prepared to make the commitment. Tessa wasn’t ready — not yet.
But she was motivated.
Undeterred, she watched ALL of my YouTube videos, read this blog, and followed content from top traders like Tim Grittani.
She even kept studying even while undergoing cancer treatment and surgery. You can hear her entire story in detail on the SteadyTrade podcast:
She began paper trading on StocksToTrade and started to learn how trading really works.
When she applied for the Trading Challenge again in 2020, she was accepted — and immediately became a lifetime student.
How Tessa Studies and Trades
There are a ton of resources available to my Trading Challenge students … I can honestly say Tessa’s put them all to work.
For instance, she’s watched all of my 7,000 video lessons — twice. She’s now working her way through my archived webinars. She’s also a huge fan of “The Complete Penny Stock Course” written by my student Jamil…
Tessa’s also a regular in the Trading Challenge chat room to see what tickers people are talking about, and follows top Challenge traders to “figure out their mindset and what they look for in a trade.”
Tessa’s passion for penny stocks is evident, and her trading keeps improving. But what I really love is her mindset.
For instance, she considers her recent Cloudcommerce Inc. (OTCPK: CLWD) trade to be a victory.
Her profit wasn’t huge, but that’s beside the point. Tessa had a solid plan, stuck to it, and it worked. That’s what I call a successful trade. Remember, singles add up!
Tessa’s Tip for Female Traders
The Trading Challenge is very welcoming to women, thanks to awesome female traders like Tessa.
She says, “There is a wonderful community of female traders who are single, young without kids all the way to grandparents … Tim constantly says how women are statistically better traders. And with more and more women feeling empowered and encouraged, it’s absolutely beautiful watching females become successful!”
More Guidance From Female Traders
Those are just a few of the incredible women in my Trading Challenge … There are so many more coming up the ranks.
Jenny’s Tip for Female Traders
Jenny is a stay-at-home mom of four who joined the Challenge in August 2020.
She was wary of me at first … But when she started studying with me, Jenny quickly realized I’m fully transparent and threw herself into her studies.
Here’s a tweet from early on in her trading journey:
As you can see on the dates, August is the month I joined Tim’s Challenge. Study really pays off. @timothysykes
Always dream big.
Always believe in yourself.
Never give up. https://t.co/2IUVfNiT6i
— Jenny Smith (@jpsmith5804) August 26, 2020
Now, she has confirmed $98K* in trading profits so far as of March 2021. But she tells me, “I can’t keep up!” So she doesn’t always update right her trades right away.
(*Please note that Jenny’s trading 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.)
For Jenny, trading is less about gender and more about work ethic. “Trading is not just for guys. You really need to study hard. You need to cut your losses quickly. You’ve got to learn the basic rules. There are times you’ll want to give up … You shouldn’t give up. You’ve just got to study and keep getting better.”
Michelle’s Tip for Female Traders
Michelle (who hasn’t updated her Profit.ly page in way too long!) started day trading because she wanted to break free from her full-time job.
She was attracted by the flexibility and freedom that trading offered … She joined my Trading Challenge in August 2018.
At first, she was still working full-time, so she wasn’t able to study as much as she wanted. But when more time opened up, she hit the books — and was hooked. She loves being part of the Trading Challenge for the access she gets to top traders with Q&A sessions…
In Michelle’s eyes, there’s nothing holding female traders back: “If you’re interested just do it. Don’t let it intimidate you. Start very, very small at first and grow from that.”
Female Trader Pioneers: Jane and Latoya
I’m thrilled that so many women are joining this crazy penny stock niche and trying their hand at day trading right now.
But that’s not to say that female traders are some new thing.
I’m proud to say that I’ve been educating awesome women day traders for years.
We’ve celebrated my current up-and-coming female students. But I also want to pay homage to some of the women traders who paved the way…
If you’ve followed me for a while, you may already know Jane’s story. Her nickname is “Airplane” Jane because, in addition to trading, she’s also a trained pilot … And she’s a pastry chef and published author too, among other things. It’s hard to keep up with her!
Jane found me in 2015. She already had some experience in the finance world … But when she was laid off from her job while eight months pregnant, she decided to expand her stock market know-how to help provide for her family.
Jane didn’t have instant success: “I didn’t follow the rules and quickly blew through the account,” she says. She realized that if she wanted to find her way in this world, she needed to study. She started paper trading to learn the ropes and develop discipline.
As she shared in an episode of the SteadyTrade podcast, “It wasn’t ultimately my path to be a penny stock trader but it taught me the basics to go ahead and progress forward and find the strategy that worked for me.”
I love that. To me, every trader needs to figure out what works for them. And I’m honored to have been part of Jane’s journey.
Jane’s Advice for Female Traders
According to Jane, “The market does not care whether you are male or female on the other side of the computer. If you’re uneducated, the market will take your money … As long as you can be on the right side of the trade and educate yourself, there’s nothing that says that as a woman you can’t do this.”
Talk about an early adopter. Latoya started following my blog and alerts in 2007 … Before I even started the Trading Challenge!
Like many of my followers and students, Latoya was initially wary of me. But she decided to explore what I was putting out there and quickly became fascinated with the world of small-cap stocks.
These days, she starts her day trading futures early in the morning, then after the market opens she shifts over to trading gaps, or “stocks that have a gap on the chart.”
Latoya’s Tip For Female Traders
Latoya says, “Although it may appear to be male-dominated … When you’re actually behind the screen, the markets do not discriminate. The markets do now know who you are, what you are, or anything about you. It’s a matter of how you approach it. Have confidence within yourself. Yes, you can do it too.”
Both Jane and Latoya were early adopters and followers of my strategy. I love that they’re both brave and awesome female traders and entrepreneurs and that I was part of both of their respective journeys!
More Female Traders, Please…
Trading isn’t just for men. It’s accessible to anyone. The stock market doesn’t care what gender you are. The women in this post prove it…
This post includes just a few of the many impressive female traders in my Trading Challenge. Their work ethic is incredible — I want more students like them. I’m truly honored to have been part of their trading journeys. And I can’t wait to see what the future holds for these amazing women!
Do you know an aspiring female trader? Please share this post with them … We need more female traders!