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The #1 Trade Pattern Right Now

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 6/13/2024 5 min read

I’m three for three, baby!

This week my students and I watched three stocks spike one after the other:

  • Airship AI Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AISP) spiked 70% on Tuesday.
  • DDC Enterprise Limited (NYSE: DDC) spiked 390%* on Wednesday.
  • Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN) spiked 110%* on Thursday.

And they all followed the same pattern.

See my post on X below:

Some of my students are asking GOOD questions right now.

They’re confused as to why I’m trading mid-day spikes. Usually the market price action slows down mid-day. But not in this 2024 market …

These three stocks are short squeezes!

When we see a crap stock spike higher in the middle of the day, it’s short sellers blowing up. And we can trade that volatility for profits.

Let me show you the stock pattern we’re using:

HUGE Trades

Sell Limit order risks
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I’m not the only one profiting right now. There’s a whole community of traders in the Challenge chat with eyes on these runners!

Take a look at one of my student’s posts on X below:


I included my trades too …

On Tuesday I traded AISP two times:

Source: Profit.ly

On Wednesday I traded DDC once:

Source: Profit.ly

And I traded LGVN three times on Thursday:

Source: Profit.ly

There are REAL profit opportunities in this market for traders who pay attention day-to-day and week-to-week.

You need to show up to have any chance at profits.

The more you see these plays, the faster this process will *click*.

Key Price Action

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The stocks don’t deserve to spike mid-day. There aren’t any fundamentals to support these huge moves.

That’s how we know they’re short squeezes.

When there’s bullish price action intraday on crap stocks, it’s a hint the stock could squeeze higher.

Take a look at the charts below that show key consolidation before the stock pushes higher.

Airship AI Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AISP):

AISP chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

DDC Enterprise Limited (NYSE: DDC):

DDC chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

Longeveron Inc. (NASDAQ: LGVN):

LGVN chart intraday, 1-minute candles Source: StocksToTrade

I know, the charts don’t look EXACTLY the same.

If trading were that easy, we’d all be millionaires.

Your goal is to study these setups enough to recognize them in real time.

For an added push in the right direction, my newest students are using AI to track these plays. And I’ve found it helps to shorten the learning curve.

Use ALL OF THE TOOLS at your disposal.

There’s no time to waste! We’re in the middle of a red-hot 2024 stock market, but this momentum could shift at any time.

Take advantage of these plays while the momentum is on our side.




*Past performance does not indicate future results


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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”