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My Top Young Traders on TWIST Pass 7 Figures in Profits

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 4/17/2022 9 min read

Traditionally, trading can be a lonely career for many in this industry — but not for my top young traders on the TWIST podcast.

Thanks to social media, technology, and my Trading Challenge chat room, traders of all different backgrounds can come together and learn side by side. (It’s crucial to be in the RIGHT chat room.)

This is one of the main reasons I wanted to get into teaching. Sure, I could teach one person at a time to trade, but people learn better together. And the internet has changed so much in how we learn and communicate.

Now I have a community of a lot of traders who all have the same goal in mind — to be consistent, self-sufficient, successful traders.

And three of my top young traders have cumulatively passed seven figures in profits — an amazing feat.* They worked hard to achieve their goals of becoming successful Challenge students. I think they’re on the right track in their trading careers.

These traders host a podcast called TWIST (This Week in SteadyTrade) to recap trades weekly.

Check it out here.

The thing is — these traders aren’t extraordinarily smart. I don’t mean that as an insult.

What I mean is that they don’t have a special gift that makes them successful. In fact, their story is exactly what I envisioned when I first began teaching. This is how I want all of my students’ success stories to be.

Now’s your chance to learn from them!

*Students’ results aren’t typical. Individual results will vary. These students put in the time and dedication and have exceptional skills and knowledge. Most traders lose money. Always remember trading is inherently risky. Never risk more than you can afford to lose.

How the TWIST Team Met

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Clockwise from top left: Kyle Williams, Matthew Monaco, Tim Sykes, Jack Kellogg

The TWIST hosts — Jack Kellogg, Kyle Williams, and Matthew Monaco — are all students in my Trading Challenge.

And when I say that their story is what I envisioned, this is what I mean…

Jack, Kyle, and Matt were all starting to find success around the same time in their trading journeys. And they used my Challenge chat room to talk to and get to know each other.

The Challenge chat room is about more than watching what I trade. It’s also about communicating with other traders to learn from them, too. In fact, way back when Jack first began trading, he reached out to Tim Grittani mid-trade. 

Jack was stuck in a trade much deeper than he should have … because he didn’t cut losses quickly. He realized his trade was wrong and he needed help fast.

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So he reached out to Grittani in chat, who helped him to minimize the loss as much as possible. (It was still a hefty loss, but Jack learned from it.)

Now, I’m not saying the Challenge chat is magic. And you definitely should learn to manage your risk and losses with solid trading plans, but…

The Challenge chat room can be a great way to meet traders of all levels. It’s how the TWIST podcast team met and worked toward trading smarter together.*

That’s exactly what I want my students to do. I plant the seeds — I produce thousands of video lessons to educate you. Then it’s your job to use the platform I provide to help you find your edge.

Why These Top Young Traders Hit Big Milestones

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I’m not gonna say that the only reason the hosts of the TWIST podcast found trading success is because they learned together…

But I think it has something to do with it.

Here’s the thing … It’s hard to follow my rules all the time.

I can’t sit next to you and force you to follow my rules. I try my best to be a drill sergeant when it comes to teaching. Trading isn’t easy, and I don’t want to sugarcoat any part of the process along the way.

So you still have to learn lessons the hard way when you don’t follow my rules.

Here’s where I think the TWIST team gets it right … These top young traders hold each other accountable when they make a stupid decision.

I don’t have the resources to do that for each student. I wish there were hundreds of me so I could check in on each of my students’ trades…

But I can’t.

To me, that’s why the TWIST team is succeeding so well right now. These top young traders just passed seven figures in profits together. I bet it won’t be long before they’re each seven-figure traders on their own.*

In fact, Jackaroo is now over $875K on his own as of mid-September. Check out his incredible profit chart here.

How The TWIST Team Gives Back

What’s common across the board for many of my top students? They almost all give back to the community in some way.

The top young traders behind the TWIST podcast have seen the benefits that can come with being a part of a solid trading community. And as they level up, they follow in the footsteps of the top traders who’ve gone before them…

How My Top Students Pay It Forward

Look at how my top students give back to the community, like Tim Grittani. He made one of the most popular DVDs for my Challenge students — “Trading Tickers.” In fact, Roland Wolf says that DVD helped him figure out where he was going wrong in his trading.

As my students gain experience and consistency, they share their knowledge through webinars. They also act as moderators in the chat room and answer questions.

Grittani is one example of many. Mark Croock, Tim Lento, Michael Goode, and more pay it forward.

Check out this talk I had with Mike “Huddie” Hudson — another one of my top six-figure students.*

So how do these top young traders give back to our trading community?

By continuing to be a part of the Challenge chat room and with the TWIST podcast.

I highly recommend you check out TWIST and tune in every week. Every Thursday, Matt, Jack, and Kyle release a new episode. They discuss their best plays of the week, chat about the market, and recap their thought processes behind their trades.

Listening to these episodes can be a great way to get an inside peek into the minds of consistent day traders. I even put in an appearance. Here’s that full episode:

What’s also great about the TWIST podcast is that it’s FREE.

It’s one way you can understand how these top young traders navigate the markets, week after week. It’s like a preview of the kind of traders you can trade beside in the Trading Challenge. Take advantage of it.


Here’s the thing…

Finding success in the penny stock market doesn’t happen by luck…

Matt, Jack, and Kyle all work hard for their success. They’ve studied my video lessons, followed my rules, and become self-sufficient. But just as importantly, they network with each other in the Challenge chat and learn from each other.

Trading can be a lonely game, and that’s one reason why my Challenge is structured the way it is. I want traders to be able to learn from me, my top students, and each other.

It’s a community.

The TWIST team did it right, and now, collectively, they’re over seven figures in trading profits.*

You gotta study and make it fun so you stick with it. I’m not saying you need to start a podcast to do well in the markets, but you should find your community.

My top students and I create a lot of free content. If you’re debating signing up for my Challenge, study the free content first. Read through my penny stock guide and study my YouTube videos.

Listen to the TWIST and SteadyTrade podcasts.

You can learn a lot about trading for no cost. It’s how you can make your first commitment to building your knowledge account.

When you’re ready for the next step, you can get into the 30-Day Bootcamp I made with Matt.

Then, if you’re still itching to learn more and ready to prove you have what it takes, apply to my Trading Challenge.

I want to hear from you! What do you think of these top young traders? What’s your favorite TWIST episode so far? Let me know in the comments below!

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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

* 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”