Warning: Beware Twitter Pumps and Fake Gurus

By Updated on September 6, 2022

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before you follow twitter pumps or fake gurus read this first

Following Twitter pumps and fake gurus is an ultra-high-risk strategy.

It’s crazy the amount of misinformation and lies in this industry. As usual, there are a lot of penny stock promoters. But there are also a lot of newbies teaching…

Everyone Wants to Be a Guru

It’s a weird world we live in where everyone wants to be a guru without first gaining experience. You see it everywhere. From business coaches to now, unfortunately, trading teachers…

Newbie Gurus — The Blind Leading the Blind

Newbie gurus … they’ve been trading one, two, or maybe three years and think they’re experienced enough to teach. So they post big profit screenshots. And people think that’s what you can make trading.

Heed my warning: newbies are falling prey to newbies who have no business teaching. And the newbie teachers are telling them to use leverage and go all in. Or, as we’ve seen recently, they try to short sell some of these penny stocks with no clue of the risks involved.

Then they realize…

“Wait a minute, these effing newbies are leading us to ruin.”

But they often realize it too late.

Fake Gurus With Big Profit Screenshots

Then you have the fakes. These slimy crooks post screenshots of one trade or one month. They don’t go into the details. You have no idea what they risked on the trade. They don’t show all their accounts. They’re fakes.

You have to be careful of that.

If you’re gonna learn from somebody, make sure they show every single trade. Make sure they show every single detail. You should question it when someone posts a screenshot and says “I made $20K today.”

If I’m trading with a million-dollar account, and I make $20K, I’ve only made 2% on the trade. That sucks. If you have a $4K or $5K account you’re not gonna make enough to justify the trade. Not to mention taking a lot of risk.

Twitter Pumps — Losers Leading Losers

Then there are the Twitter pumpers. Again, heed my warning. If you don’t, the market will make you pay. It’s your choice.

I know I’m blunt. I purposely swear more on Twitter to rile up promoters and fakes. Since they think I’m emotional it goads them into honesty. (Shhh … don’t tell them I couldn’t care less. I just like getting the truth out of them.) I believe there’s more opportunity for you when you’re real and honest.

All Promotions End Badly

I posted this tweet about promoters on October 1. I’ll give you the general gist of it. But go read the replies — this is what you’re dealing with if you follow promoters and Twitter pumpers.

The replies were almost comical. These morons think a stock up 20,000% is going to the moon. Heed my warning: all pumps look bullish when the promo is on. And they all end badly. Every. Single. One.

Twitter Pumper Admits He’s Poor and a Novice

When you read the replies you’ll see there was a guy calling me a pumper because I post YouTube videos to promote my strategies. And when you look at his tweets you see they’re all promoter tweets.

He took offense to one of my replies in the thread when I mentioned my running joke about promoters needing drugs to do a better job. (Not too much or too little — promoters have to find their happy medium.) So this guy said he didn’t do drugs and “you’re the one selling a technique.” 

Of course I am. My technique is real. I don’t need to pump stocks for my strategies to work because there are enough promoters out there pumping. And I hope they do a good job because it makes me and my top students a lot of money.

My results are not typical. I’ve spent years refining my skills. All my top students report doing the same. Don’t expect consistency until you’ve built your knowledge account and gained experience. 

The funny thing is, in the end, the guy admitted he was poor. He admitted he was a novice. And he even asked for money after I offered to pay for him to attend a JB seminar so he could be a better pumper.

Yes, you read that right. Go read the thread on my Twitter page. I offered to PAY for promoters to learn the salesmanship skills needed to be better pumpers.

Just so we’re clear: I’m not gonna send anybody money. Stock trading is all about education. If you wanna learn to be an actual penny stock trader, come to me. If you wanna be a penny stock promoter go learn from JB.

Duty and HONOR — Teaching Lessons Learned the Hard Way

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I’ve been trading for 20+ years. Now, I’ve been teaching for over a decade. And it pisses me off to see these fakes and newbies leading people down the path to blown-up accounts.

Grateful to Be Real in an Industry Full of Fakes

Transparency. That’s what separates me and my top students from fake gurus, Twitter pumpers, and options pushers.

ALL my top students … from Tim Grittani to Dominic Mastromatteo … it’s not just about the money they make. And it’s not about profit screenshots. It’s showing the process. Showing every trade and being real in an industry full of frauds.

Check out this comment from Profit.ly user Ramesh_Kumar to another top student, Jack Kellogg

“Hey jack. I watched your videos last night. Inspired me how you transformed and sticking to your niche. I think I got some perspective on OTCs after watching your videos. Thanks man.”

That’s what our community is about. Being real.

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If you’re ready to learn from someone real — with real strategies and techniques that work — apply for the Trading Challenge today. But no lazy losers allowed. You’re gonna have to work harder than you’ve ever worked in your life.

What Students Are Saying

Check out what students are saying…

Profit.ly Users

From Profit.ly user ArielP:

“In @ .2423 on $SNNA , out at .36 done for the day. Good luck everyone!”

That’s awesome! After I congratulated her, she came back with this:

“Thanks Tim! The summit really made me have a breakthrough in the mentality I need to have to make this long term. It’s a marathon not a sprint!”

And this from Profit.ly user momoney3018:

“Tim, it finally clicked to look at big % gainers over these past few days. and really I am in awwwwww. I can be a slower learner at times but once something clicks I can run with it. So thank you and thank you to everyone else as well.”

How about this one from Profit.ly user redwagonrider:

“Thanks tim for posting yet another [expletive deleted] get your heads out of your asses and focus on the best plays video.”

Or this one from Profit.ly user usmarine2daytrader:

“Held onto GHSI 25,000 Shares @ .0438 out at .048 was going to hold to .05 but set sell price and sold before change LOL its ok GREEN DAY”

And these…

CameronMan: “8% dip buy CLSI and 8% buying $PuRA fed 1500$.”

Michaeldufresne: “$500 on a 2k account on $NAKD and $SPNV.”

Arturoil710: “Holding $SPNV overnight. but up a whopping $500 so far.”

JMad: “Made about $664.”

Androo: $290+ on $NIO.”

Aidan7dasilva: 300 on $NAKD.”

chrislife101: “Down market but still profitable! I [expletive deleted] love this TEAM!”

Twitter Followers

If you check out my Twitter feed, you’ll see all the awesome posts about student trades. I retweet whenever a student tags me. Like these…

Here’s a recent tweet from DOorDONOTthereisNOtry:

And this tweet from Tessa:

I especially love that Tessa is willing to study anytime/anywhere as long as there’s WiFi.

How about this one by Hasenrahal who’s learning to take singles:

Check out this tweet from Jack Kellogg showing a recent trade setup he explained during his TISummit presentation:

Great job, Jack!

Blog Readers

I get messages and comments from readers all the time…

Here’s a comment from reader Clayton on this recent blog post

Great article Tim. It’s exciting to consistently watch and learn from you and to start see things play out on my own (using your strategy). Your words and lessons are like the Holy Grail for penny stock trading. Thank you.”

And this one from Challenge student Matt Schroeder (Profit.ly RPhTrader) on this blog post:

“Thanks Tim! Your training program is detailed and intense.”

Or from Brandon on a recent post about the SteadyTrade podcast:

“Went to the Traders & Investors 2019 Summit. It was great! And I even learned some stuff, met some people both from the U.S. and other parts of the world. I didn’t know about the podcast, but I’m excited to find it. It should be a great addition to my recently joined Millionaire Master Program. (learn it, know it, now live it)”

What’s your experience with Twitter pumpers, promoters, or fake gurus? I love to hear from all my readers so comment below!


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Author imageTimothy Sykes
Hey Everyone,

As many of you already know I grew up in a middle class family and didn't have many luxuries. But through trading I was able to change my circumstances --not just for me -- but for my parents as well. I now want to help you and thousands of other people from all around the world achieve similar results!

Which is why I've launched my Trading Challenge. I’m extremely determined to create a millionaire trader out of one my students and hopefully it will be you.

So when you get a chance make sure you check it out.

PS: Don’t forget to check out my 30 Day Bootcamp, it will teach you everything you need to know about trading.

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