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Lessons From Penny Stock Legend Tim Grittani, the $13 Million Man!

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 1/24/2023 6 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Tim Grittani is one of the best penny stock traders of all time… See all of his accomplishments below.
  • See ALL of Tim’s resources to help yourself level-up as a trader.
  • Get inside Grittani’s mind and see all of the amazing knowledge he has to offer — both for newbies and experienced traders!

Get into the program that teaches some of Tim’s favorite strategies — learn more now

I’m not so great at math … What is the percent gain going from $1,500 to over $13.5 million?

I don’t know the number, but I know it’s insane. And that’s what Tim Grittani has done in his trading career.

Grittani is an amazing student and friend and I want to give you as many lessons from him as I can…

He’s been kind enough over the years to do a lot of interviews with me and others in the StocksToTrade world, giving you access to his incredible trading mind … For free!

So here you have it … Anything and everything Tim Grittani!

Tim’s Trading Journey: The 1,000-Foot View

Let’s start with some stats, patterns, and key moments in Tim’s career…


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  • Nearly 7,000 trades
  • Winning percentage of almost 68%
  • Average percent-gain of 7%
  • Over $13.5 million in trading profits

See Tim’s Profit.ly chart here.

Favorite Patterns

Tim, like any good trader, adapts to the markets as they develop.

In his earlier days, Grittani rode OTC pumps to the moon. These days, he looks more for OTC breakouts, low float listed breakouts, and short-sell opportunities.


  • 2011 – Grittani began Pennystocking Silver before upgrading to the Trading Challenge; he was unprofitable in his first nine months
  • 2013 – Tim made his way up to the $100,000 mark; by the end of the year, he was at $1 million
  • 2014 – Grittani was doing well during this time, but not as well as he’d hoped … He suffered his infamous $290,000 loss because he wasn’t cutting losses
  • 2015 – Tim releases “Trading Tickers” DVD
  • 2017 – Near the end of the year, Tim crossed the $5 million mark
  • 2020 – Grittani breaks $10 million!
  • 2021 – Tim releases “Trading Tickers 2” and surpasses $13 million in trading profits

Learn With Tim

  • Trading Tickers – In this groundbreaking DVD released in 2015, Grittani lays out the process he goes through before making a trade. Then, he dives into specific strategies he uses on a daily basis. He showcases the setups he likes, his entry/exits, and explains WHY he does everything that he does — so you can learn for yourself!


  • Trading Tickers 2 – This new DVD, released in 2021, gives an updated look at the market. Grittani showcases every pattern he uses and packs HOURS of live training inside. He also gives you the “blueprint” to finding the best spots to dip buy runners.

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Tim Grittani Is a Living Legend

Tim Grittani is a great beacon of knowledge because he has truly seen and done it all in the trading world…

I love my millionaire students because most of them are so young and full of energy. It’s exciting to see their growth and how they inspire younger traders.

But nothing beats experience. Grittani is one of the BEST to learn from if you hope to become a successful trader.

I hope you can soak in everything Tim has to offer. Don’t let his timeless lessons go to waste!

Leave a comment below with any questions for Tim AND congratulate him on so much trading success!

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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

* 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”