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The Same Pattern Over And Over Again …

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 2/20/2024 7 min read

The short squeeze is alive and well!

Don’t miss your next opportunity to profit …

Yesterday we watched Intuitive Machines Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNR) extend its 2024 spike to 470%.

There’s a chart below:

LUNR chart multi-month, 1-day candles Source: StocksToTrade

I missed the main part of the move and still managed to pull a profit.

Here’s how:

The most volatile stocks in the market can follow popular patterns. The pattern that I used on LUNR yesterday, I also used it to profit on Beamr Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: BMR) and Datasea Inc.(NASDAQ: DTSS). All three of them are short squeezes.

I bet you want to see how I did it …

For free?

OK deal, let’s do it.

I am a teacher first and foremost.

If I was in it for the money I would keep the patterns for myself. And I wouldn’t spend every waking moment trying to share obvious profit opportunities with up and coming traders.

My life would be more relaxing if I wasn’t mentoring thousands of students. But hey … We can’t all live like the Kardashians.

I’m in this niche to spread awareness.

And it feels good to be a transparent trader in an industry full of fakes. All of my trades are recorded right here.

I’m not selling stock picks, I’m showing you how to profit on huge runners!

There’s one pattern that I used to profit on LUNR, BMR, and DTSS. The next time you see a giant short squeeze, watch for THIS price action:

Beamr Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ: BMR)

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On February 12, BMR announced a partnership with NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) for ‘automated video modernization’.

NVDA is the star of the U.S. stock exchange right now. The +$1 trillion tech company makes high-demand microchips necessary to support sophisticated technology like artificial intelligence.

The announcement of a partnership with NVDA is huge news for a penny stock. But that doesn’t mean BMR is prime to become the next tech giant. The resulting 1,500% spike was unsustainable.

Short sellers knew that and they blew up trying to ride the price lower.

If we’re wise to the move, we can profit before the price eventually crashes.

There is a way to profit on the way up. There are actually a few profit angles within the penny stocking framework.

But one of my favorites is dip buying on the way down.

That’s how I played BMR, starting stake of $16,710:

Source: Profit.ly

Here it is overlaid on a chart:

BMR chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

The price never made it back to $34. But that was never my goal.

I played a very specific strategy and got out with profits before the price continued lower.

Let’s see it again …

Datasea Inc.(NASDAQ: DTSS)

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On February 13, the company announced Q2 revenue numbers. The data was fairly bullish, but prices hardly reacted.

The next day, February 14, the price spiked in premarket.

Short sellers saw it as an opportunity to short a crappy stock spiking late after earnings.

But the short squeeze catalyst is alive and well.

Too many short sellers piled in, and as they were forced to exit and buy back shares into bullish momentum, the price launched 1,200%.

Again, I used a back-end pattern to profit. Here are my trade notes, starting stake of $14,470:

Source: Profit.ly

And the trade overlaid on a chart:

DTSS chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

That looks kind of familiar … Doesn’t it?

I’m not done.

Intuitive Machines Inc. (NASDAQ: LUNR)

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You already saw that LUNR is on a HUGE multi-day run:

It was already on my watchlist. That’s why I had eyes on it.

But for new traders, there’s a tool that alerts these moves before they go vertical. Breaking News alerted LUNR at 8:27 A.M. Eastern. Way before I entered my trade.

See the Tweet below:

Here are my trade notes for LUNR, starting stake of $16,140:

Source: Profit.ly

And here it is overlaid on a chart:

LUNR chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

Every stock will move a little differently. Every spike is unique, like a snowflake, but they follow a general pattern.

This is an inexact science. But a science nonetheless.

There’s a process for profits. It just takes some experience before a trader can recognize the plays on their own.

That’s why I hold trading live streams.

My students get to experience the market first hand and in real time WITHOUT the account exposure.

Watch the next livestream and this trading process will start to click.

Cheers.


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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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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.

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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”

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