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I Did It Again: How I’ve Made 110% In 110 Days In 2016

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Written by Timothy Sykes
Updated 1/10/2023 6 min read

In May of 2015 I wrote a blog post called “117 Stock Trading Rules That Made Me 117% In 117 Days

Today is the 110th day of the 2016 and I have to say, oops, I did it again as this small account I’m trading in 2016 is now up 110% to start the year after a VERY solid trade I made today outlined in this video lesson:

My $12,000 account is now $25,383 (it’s actually a gain of 111.5%, but I’ll round down just to make it simple sounding that I’m up 110% in 110 days)

Here’s the trade I absolutely nailed from start to finish (it doesn’t always happen this perfectly, but sometimes it does which is a great feeling!)

Many of my students nailed it too**, and some even did better than me, profiting nicely on 2 similar plays too:

Now I know what you must be thinking: this is a crazy coincidence or luck or fraud…right?

It’s none of the above, it’s just the result of a successful trading strategy implemented again and again and again and again…year after year after year after year after year…

It doesn’t matter if my account grew 117% in 117 days or 110% in 110 days, even if I was up 50% in 100 days or heck even 10-20%, I’d still be crushing every major stock market index and 99.9% of hedge funds and mutual funds.

I know it sounds impossible, but it’s not as many of my top millionaire trading challenge students are proving on top of my own success**; what I teach is a strategy that helps you understand that a small account is NOT a disadvantage, it’s actually a great advantage because you can take on very high odds trades and exit very quickly.

For instance, when a penny stock spikes for the wrong reasons as I tweeted earlier today:

Now, no matter your small account, you’re not guaranteed to make a profit every time, I’ve NEVER met a legitimate trader who wins more than 65-75% of the time, all those 90-95-100% of the time winning traders are full of BS, hence why they will make endless excuses as to why they can’t simply show ALL their trades publicly like my top millionaire trading challenge students do HERE and HERE and HERE and I do HERE too**.

Look at our winning % and you will NEVER see absolute perfection, it doesn’t exist in trading, especially in penny stock trading…but as you can see from sooooooooooooooo many wild days already in 2016, there are soooooooooooooooooo many opportunities, both long and short, if you know how to piggyback a spike already in progress like I did with GRNH (and many other students successfully did BETTER than me riding the momentum in plays like TRTC, EBIO, SEED and now UNXL too) or short sell a pump that is collapsing, as MRJT proved nicely today (and which I totally missed due to too many other plays)

If you don’t believe me, or think my education is too expensive or any number of other excuses I hear people make as to why they don’t study and profit, well then that’s your loss…truly…I don’t have a problem finding hot stocks to trade, the toughest challenge in my business is finding dedicated trading challenge students because while everyone wants to be rich, very few people are willing to actually put in the time & effort that it takes to get there.

Remember, I now have 500+ FREE video lessons HERE and this FREE webinar I gave the other day is a must watch…below are some recent example of the crazy days we’ve had and how many successful students I have that have been learning a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars/day in profits keeps the real job away :)**

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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”