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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 1/25/2023 4 min read

The hourly rate of pay for an average trader …

There’s pretty much no way to calculate that. Mainly because most people don’t show all their trades.

But what I do know, is that ‘retail traders’ lost about 30% of their total account in 2022.

With that in mind, I’d still argue trading is a much better option than working the register at McDonald’s for $15/hour.


Because I’m a ‘retail trader’ and I made money in 2022 … So did my top students. And we made a lot more than McDonald’s employees …

Obviously, there’s a way to win in this market that most people aren’t realizing.

It’s because I do these 2 things differently …

And that’s what I’m sharing today.

How I Win

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I’m quick and I’m woke.

Not woke like the media uses it. Woke like, I know these are terrible stocks and if I don’t take my profits I’ll get buried alive.

Case in point; my trade from Wednesday on Grom Social Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: GROM)

The stock spiked +120% earlier this week and then fell +45% yesterday.

Here’s a chart …

GROM chart 5-minute candles

You’re looking at a real opportunity. I took an 8% profit.

Sure, I missed most of the move, but 90% of trades fail. That automatically puts me in the top 10%. And that 8% is scalable.

Another aspect to focus on, that trade only took me a few minutes. I’m not stressed out on the edge of my seat all day, unable to concentrate on anything else …

I take my profit, and I move on.

Because I knew the price crash was coming. How?

I’ve been in this industry for over 20 years and there’s always a crash.

None of these companies are worth their wait in mud.

And because I understand that, I’m able to safely profit without getting greedy.

There will be more traders that try to profit this year. And like 2022, there will be losers.

If you want to take advantage of the opportunities, keep this mindset, and focus on the hottest tickers.

Here’s how I find stocks to trade …

Top Scan

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I mentioned I was quick … These moves happen fast.

The news drops and the stocks immediately spike that day.

Take a look at GeoVax Labs Inc. (NASDAQ: GOVX) from yesterday.

That first green bubble shows breaking news of a new patent.

GOVX chart 1-minute candles

And if you’re subscribed to the Breaking News scan, you were alerted right away …

The Breaking News tool has changed my trading forever.

I haven’t been able to do the math, but it feels like 50% of all my profitable trades come from this one tool.

I’d say it’s worth its weight in gold … but it’s a software and it doesn’t weigh anything.

In order to profit, I’ve got to be on time, and I’ve got to understand these are trashy stocks.

The latter is pretty easy to grasp. And in order to make it in time, I rely on Breaking News.

Subscribe and start trading like yours truly.

To your success,

— Tim

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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

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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”