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The Best Video Lessons Every Penny Stock Trader And Short Seller Should Watch

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 6/4/2012 3 min read

Last week I wrote this great post showing off some of my most badass trading challenge students who basically will kick my ass if I don’t teach them well.

At the end of it, I featured 30 of the best video lessons out of 600+ that I’ve made.

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This list is very useful so it deserves its own blog post for you to bookmark to help make sure YOU WATCH EVERY ONE OF THESE VIDEO LESSONS as they’ll help improve your penny stock trading.

I’ve been meaning to do this post for a while now; here are the 30 best/most useful video lessons from my library of 600+ video lessons and yes to view them you need to be a trading challenge student or PennyStocking Silver subscriber..but I’ve made one of these free for everyone, get clicking!

1. 30-minute webinar explaining the basics

2. 35-minutes more of the basics

3. 30-minute video on how to spot a breakout before the stock triples

4. The importance of my favorite broker

5. How to buy earnings breakouts

6-9. How pumps collapse and here’s a second example and here’s a 3rd one if you still don’t get it and just for you here’s a 4th and probly the best one

10. Reserving shares to short ahead of time

11. The end of some of the biggest pumps in years

12. My biggest loss in years….what did I do wrong?

13/14. A perfect technical breakout and Right vs. wrong way of buying breakouts

15. Is a trade short-term or long-term?

16/17. My bread and butter pattern and here’s another example too

18/19. Indicators that lead to crashes on pumps and Predicting cracks before cliff dives

20. A GREAT intro to pump and dumps

21. Level 2 price action and risk/reward

22. Message boards and chatrooms

23. A well executed short sell

24. Betting against corrupt promoters

25. How being undisciplined can cost you thousands

26. Prepping for a trade

27. Press releases vs. legal filings

28. Everything about morning spikes

29. The top penny stock traders/promoters

30. 3 Stages of Supernova runups/crashes and here’s another step-by-step video lesson

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Comments (51)
FabianJan. 13, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Finally finished all of these video lessons. I love every single one of these

AnonymousJan. 13, 2021 at 12:52 pm

Finally finished all of these. I love every single one of these lessons

Flora Jean WeissDec. 20, 2019 at 6:29 pm

I would love to have more available time in my day so I could watch more of your videos each day. I am on Pennystocking part Deux. I am working my way through the first list and then I want to do these 30. I’m chomping at the bit wanting more and more. It’s beginning to make sense. WOW! I can see and understand what you are talking about. Won’t trade yet, more education first!!!
Thank you for all you enthusiasm and energy.

Barbara JohnsonOct. 02, 2017 at 7:51 pm

TIM CHALLENGE STUDENT HERE. I have learned so much from Tim and his peeps. these things take time and it is worth the investment. study your ass off like he always says. there is a lot if info and videos to go through. they are organized as well. It takes time to get the history of the market and what we as a group have been trading behind you. The conferences that he holds yearly are awesome also. And if this sounds like a load of crap thats fine by me , most people aren’t serious about day trading anyway. just the dedicated ones are diligent .

Thanks Tim from Barbara Johnson

Timothy SykesOct. 03, 2017 at 11:10 am

Thanks Barbara!

cephas167Apr. 22, 2017 at 11:27 pm


SimonOct. 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

but one thing for sure.. Tim is popular in cnn and wall street warrior.
A man like this doesn’t have to show his face to promote his products
people said bad about Tim. But if Tim is really a bad guy, he can just hire someone to lure someone into software like binary robots scam .. without showing his real face with you all.
do you all get what I mean? even i’m not yet Tim’s student. But, i do believe his method works.
it’s just the matter of time of understanding, some 3 months, some 6 months, some 1 or 2 years.
Also never say bad about Jews.
Jews is the smartest human being on earth. Facebook CEO, he is Jews too.

Timothy SykesOct. 16, 2016 at 10:14 am

I do it all myself, no robots here lol

SimonOct. 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

is this world a reality?
people with good karma, they make profits with Tims.
people with bad karma, they paid all dvds but didn’t make money
I do believe this world is not real…
which means Tims stand in neutral way…
I don’t believe this world is real. because time is not real in space. But Tim is real.
angels can change anything with no time restriction.
that’s why I’m here posting here to crack the time issue.
Tim will be suprised what kind of being i’m here…

Timothy SykesOct. 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

Its real, study my 4,000+ video lessons now

Kane BradleySep. 04, 2016 at 6:53 am

I just want to clarify I’m not knocking you or consider what you do to be a scam I would love nothing more than to be able to join your story is amazing and very inspiring I would love nothing more than to work hand-in-hand with you and wondering everything you have to teach I am a 30 year old father to one in have custody of my niece I was unjustly fired from a job of 13 years by a verbally abusive alcoholic boss fortunately I am a union member and we’ll have an arbitration to get my job back all I meant by my comment these times are hard in money is even harder to come by it would be a dream come true to be one of your students thanks for all the wonderful information you have put out on these sites look forward to hearing from you and just to let you know hopefully soon I’ll be one of your students and then you’ll know me personally because I’ll be in the top three students you’ve ever had and we’ll have not trying to sound overly confident or cocky or even just a pompous ass I’ve always been told when you do something you love then you never work a day in your life I have just found out what they meant amazes me how much time I spend researching stocks it has turned into a passion

Kane BradleySep. 04, 2016 at 6:28 am

I have read your book and have a lot of time looking up information about you you say you want to give back and teach you made your million no you want to make your Legacy I would love nothing more then to be able to purchase a premium package and buy all of your books and videos but have just recently lost my job and starting a new career with two children it is very hard to scrape up what must just seem like pennies to you I am trying to do everything I can to provide my family with a better future I related to a lot of what you said in your book I get lost and looking up all of the Stocks the market just seems to have just absorbed me that’s all I think about none stop I would love nothing more in this lifetime then to be able to provide for my family the idea of being a millionaire is incomprehendable I would want nothing more but I would just really be happy not having to worry about what bills get paid and what ones don’t so next time someone says your products are a little pricey think about to that Middle America childhood and $100 meant back then being told you’re cheap is a little hurtful

Rod FariaJul. 08, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Hey, Tim I have just become a premium subscriber and want to say your content is nothing but great! Congratulations on the great work you have done to help traders.

AnonymousMar. 03, 2016 at 6:57 pm

If your under 18 can you do this. I was sxared to ask yo this because of the people on here.

ParhamFeb. 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

I’m thinking of buying the silver package but i see here it says you will get “60 videos over 60 days”, does that mean i do not get access to full paid content right away and i have to WAIT for it eventhough i have time to watch it all in 1 month?


Timothy SykesMar. 04, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Thats just intro video series, you have access to all 3,500+ video lessons immediately

Michael Anthony AlbertaSep. 30, 2015 at 4:29 am

Very Cool.

washingtonAug. 04, 2015 at 2:59 am

it wont let me watch the 60 day intro videos .

charlesMar. 07, 2015 at 8:46 pm

I just signed up here and all the video seem like they are made for someone that already knows how to trade. Am I missing something? Is there beginner videos somewhere?

timothysykesMar. 08, 2015 at 10:36 am

go through all 60-day intro videos

D.E.Jan. 24, 2015 at 4:22 am

Awesome vids, Tim! Definitely getting a better grasp on trading. Thank you!

Angel De PazDec. 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Tim YOU ARE THE (excuse my language) FUCKING BOMB

jkApr. 03, 2014 at 9:19 pm

do you do day trades or swing trades?

mraissamMar. 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

i wanna become a challenge student !

RossFeb. 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm

does anyone here every try and short shares through Scottrade?

Kether1985Jan. 21, 2014 at 11:52 pm

^ (To whom it may concern:) Great bunch of lessons! Totally worth paying for and totally worth the time spent going through them! …and for everyone being a bitch… and … For those not willing to put forth the effort… you deserve not the rewards of trading.. God damn it. If you’re just going to complain keep your day job and be sure to get your spot near the water cooler! People make their riches solving problems, not being a cry baby! — obviously pissed at a lot of bullshit comments I’ve been reading lately!

MaangchiJan. 12, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Thinking of joining pennystocker silver. Anyone with +/- to it? Also do you just watch all the videos? 700+ or is it organized in a chronological order so you know what order to watch them? Thansk!

Kether1985Feb. 18, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Well first off you got these 30 videos which are awesome… then it sends out 60 videos lessons over 60 days… These I suppose are “the best of the best” I guess. But I would start by watching these 30, going through each daily lesson while moving from lesson 1 all the way up through the newest ones.. Of course I also keep up with the daily videos that Tim makes, it’s best too, mostly because you can follow a lot of the reviews of the stocks being played right now, where as past lessons are based of course on past stock plays! Word!!!

David AwDec. 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

excellent as always

Nicolas JacobsDec. 05, 2013 at 8:38 pm

you are awesome TIM… Iv’e lost and gained and great deal with penny stocks and I’m starting fresh with 25k in a broker but not before i study your material for a month or so…watched the first 5 on 30 most important and love it!…any more recommendations?… i heard you say something about the IM service…already signed up for the texts.

nicDec. 05, 2013 at 9:54 pm

by the way im a pennystock silver member

Johnny G Benitez JrSep. 21, 2013 at 9:09 pm


andrewAug. 27, 2013 at 8:02 pm

I purchased the premium package but I can’t get the 30 video lessons to play

timothysykesAug. 27, 2013 at 8:09 pm

any technical issues email info@profit.ly please

NebuchadnezzarJun. 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I purchase the 49.99 subscription. That wont allow me to watch the 30 videos lessons?

timothysykesJun. 29, 2013 at 6:14 am

No, you can CLEARLY see what’s included at https://www.timothysykes.com/plans and stop being so cheap if you want useful lessons

WWMMACAUMay. 08, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Why Tim Sykes doesn’t trade options?

timothysykesMar. 08, 2015 at 10:35 am

never met a consistently profitable options trader

Trader JoeMay. 07, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I’m unable to access these video links. The website says I have to be a paid user to access them. Can you make some of these links available FREE to those of us who are on your Email list.

timothysykesMay. 07, 2013 at 2:35 pm

LOL of course they’re paid links, you think I’m a communist? Go signup at https://www.timothysykes.com/plans and stop being so cheap if you want useful lessons

montebossFeb. 20, 2015 at 9:20 am

100% of paid video are scams. I am not going to pay.

timothysykesFeb. 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm

I love ignorant comments like this, tell me how are 15 years of learned-the-hard-way lessons a scam? I’d love to know…the beauty of my business is its all real go red https://tim.ly/gritcnn and weep like the bitch that you are

LiveTradersNov. 08, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Some of the videos are not working , Ive posted under those which aren’t , Please correct that, thanks a lot

timothysykesFeb. 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm

we’ve got 2,500+ video lessons for subscribers on profitly look there

JohnSep. 05, 2012 at 3:54 am

Is it possible to have theese 30 lessons freely avaialable again since most of the videos are only for paid users?

timothysykesSep. 05, 2012 at 8:51 am

man go to https://profit.ly/sykes and signup for my silver plan to get access to 700+ video lessons, if you’re not willing to pay $99 for your education, you don’t deserve any profits

DodderAug. 04, 2012 at 7:22 pm

as per usual, thank you Tim

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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

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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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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”