timothy sykes logo

Trading Tips-Tim Sykes Penny Stock

The Greatest Resource For Trade Ideas

Timothy SykesAvatar
Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 9/21/2022 5 min read

When students first join my millionaire challenge, one of the first questions they ask me is…

Tim, where do you find these amazing trade ideas?

Without hesitation, my answer is always the same…

StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat Room.

This isn’t meant to be a pitch for these guys. This isn’t meant to be a pitch for these guys. But I would be lying to you if I told you that they weren’t the fastest and the best.

And while there are plenty of ways to make money in the markets…

You could be like Matt Monaco and put your nose to the grindstone for weeks on end to come up with what’s arguably one of the greatest crypto opportunities this year.

The most exciting plays in the market are catalyst-driven, and that’s what the Breaking News chat specializes in.

These guys just have the experience and knowledge to do it better than anyone else.

Just look at this huge runner they alerted on Heartbeam Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAT).

That’s a massive gain before the market even opened!

Now it’s one thing to get these incredible headlines…

But it’s another to actually know how to use them.

So, let me show you what I do with them and give you some pointers on creating juicy setups.

Timing is Everything

© Millionaire Media, LLC

Have you ever noticed that many headlines come out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern?

You’re not imagining things.

The vast majority of economic news is released specifically at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

Companies know this and send out their own press releases around the same time.

By jumbling everything together, they hope traders won’t have the time to read through the details and just assume the news is bullish and buy up shares.

That’s a big reason I recommend our Breaking News Chat room.

These guys have the experience and wherewithal to quickly parse the headlines for the most relevant trade ideas and deliver them quickly.

One of their biggest hits came a few days ago when NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: NRBO) released news just before that critical 8:30 a.m. Eastern mark.

Now, sometimes these alerts can come well into the trading day.

The screenshot below highlights one of the headlines that hit while most folks were probably at lunch.

With any of these news events, you want to ask the following questions:

  • Is this information substantial? Earnings provide real insights. A CEO speaking at a conference does not.
  • Is it timely? Did the company tell us something new or is it rehashing whatever occurred weeks ago?
  • Does anyone care? Are other traders interested in this story?

The last question is an important one.

Not all news events are created equal.

Even important headlines sometimes fall by the wayside.

For a news event to become tradeable I need to see volume and price action.

That means more shares traded with the stock moving higher.

From Headlines to Setups

frequently asked questions about stock trading
© Millionaire Media, LLC

Want a simple way to trade headlines?

Buy the stock when the news hits with a tight stop.

You’ll probably lose a lot of trades. But every once in a while, you’ll catch a flier that pays a fortune.

However, there’s an easier way to narrow down the field.

Wait for volume and price to increase.

Once you see meaningful price action, you can buy shares against the breakout and see how far it goes?

This can be exceptionally rewarding. But it requires you to be on top of your game and quick on the trigger.

I prefer option number three.

Once a stock makes a sizable move and holds its gains for the day and the next, I can look for a pullback into support on day three early in the morning.

This is what I refer to as a ‘panic dip buy.’

It’s relatively straightforward but looks a little scary.

I watch a basket of stocks that have jumped on news a couple of days before.

Then I wait for a panic sell off into support followed by price action at that level that stops the stock from dropping further.

I buy the stock looking for a bounce back in the other direction of 5%-10%.

I cut the position and move on if it doesn’t happen immediately.

You can see some great examples in this article here.

There are many different ways to work these moves.

I recommend studying them and developing a setup and strategy that works for you.

Then practice with simulated funds until you feel comfortable.

Try to give yourself a trade with small potential losses compared to the possible profits.

Study hard and you’ll find success!


How much has this post helped you?

Leave a reply

Author card Timothy Sykes picture

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 .

Millionaire Media 66 W Flagler St. Ste. 900 Miami, FL 33130 United States (888) 878-3621 This is for information purposes only as Millionaire Media LLC nor Timothy Sykes is registered as a securities broker-dealer or an investment adviser. No information herein is intended as securities brokerage, investment, tax, accounting or legal advice, as an offer or solicitation of an offer to sell or buy, or as an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of any company, security or fund. Millionaire Media LLC and Timothy Sykes cannot and does not assess, verify or guarantee the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of any information, the suitability or profitability of any particular investment, or the potential value of any investment or informational source. The reader bears responsibility for his/her own investment research and decisions, should seek the advice of a qualified securities professional before making any investment, and investigate and fully understand any and all risks before investing. Millionaire Media LLC and Timothy Sykes in no way warrants the solvency, financial condition, or investment advisability of any of the securities mentioned in communications or websites. In addition, Millionaire Media LLC and Timothy Sykes accepts no liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of this information. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decision, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future returns.

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”