Serious traders understand the difference between realized and unrealized gains. Sadly, a lot of newbies follow promoters who say, “Don’t sell, buy the dips, and keep holding. This is an investment.”
But it’s not an investment. And the past couple of weeks we’ve seen a lot of stocks spike with very little continuation. Sometimes they fall nearly as fast as they spike. Other times they fade the rest of the day.
Worse, promoters post screenshots of unrealized gains. The same promoters who say it’s not a loss until you sell give different advice for a win. Unrealized gains are meaningless.
Keep reading for more on realized vs. unrealized gains. But first, last week featured two big milestones…
Table of Contents
- 1 Karmagawa Tops $6 Million in Donations
- 2 Trading Mentor: Unrealized Gains Are Meaningless
- 3 Trade Review
- 4 Millionaire Mentor Market Wrap
- 5 Trading Education Resources
Karmagawa Tops $6 Million in Donations
For the past four years, I’ve pursued another passion aside from teaching and trading. When the market closes every day I work on my charity, Karmagawa. It takes a huge amount of effort. But it’s amazing giving to charities where our donations have the biggest impact.
I woke up to an email from my accountant that we just passed $6 million in charity donations to over 60 charities the past 4 years. So much more to come, but I also LOVE that the @karmagawa community is donating a lot on there own now too as giving back is SO crucial right now!
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) March 31, 2021
If you’re reading this, I consider you part of the Karmagawa community. Thank you for sharing our posts and supporting us by wearing our sustainable merch.
We also had another announcement last week…
I'm proud to announce more new construction on my charity's latest new school renovation in Indonesia…this will be our 78th school/library to open in a few weeks and it will serve several communities where the kids have only had a rundown learning center with decades-old books! pic.twitter.com/OpoQkb5jmP
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) March 28, 2021
Again, thank you for helping us to change the world. Keep sharing. Now let’s talk trading…
Trading Mentor: Unrealized Gains Are Meaningless
A successful trade doesn’t happen until you exit. You can have all the unrealized gains in the world, but it doesn’t matter. Many people in penny stocks claim to have big gains, but they fall for the hype. They don’t lock in their gains and they come crashing down with the stocks.
That’s not trading.
If you look at the Dow and the S&P 500, they’re hitting new highs almost every day. But penny stocks just aren’t the same as December, January, and February. Which means you have to adapt and adjust.
And a lot of traders can’t do it. I hear people saying, “This is the worst market.”
They got spoiled. They learned the wrong lessons from BS ‘free’ chat rooms where everyone follows each other. They also lie about when they sell.
Never follow alerts. Ever. I alert students in real time so they can learn in real time.
Show Me the Exit
One reason we created Profit.ly is because too many websites focus only on entries. But you have to exit for a trade to be complete.
(*Mark’s results are not typical. Individual results will vary. Most traders lose money. Traders like Mark and I have the benefit of many years of hard work and dedication. Trading is inherently risky. Always do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose. I’ve also hired Mark to help in my education business.)
But the promoters say, “Let’s buy together and never talk about selling because then the stock will crash.” It’s nothing new, but it’s disgusting.
Unrealized gains are meaningless. Lock it in. Be transparent. And forget about swinging for the fences.
Want to know…
How to Maximize Profits in the Stock Market? Take Singles Over and Over Again
I posted this video in December 2017. Not only is it still relevant, but it’s also uncanny how similar the market has been the past few months. More importantly, the lessons are the same. Take notes…
Remember, hold and hope is not a strategy. And unrealized gains mean nothing in the world of penny stocks. Take singles. Take them again and again and again.
That’s how last week I hit a…
New Profit Milestone*
Remember, I trade small to teach and donate 100% of my trading profits to charity. If I focused on trading for myself, I think this would be a much bigger number.
At the same time, it shows how important it is to focus on the process. The numbers don’t matter as much as the process. Singles add up over time…
CRAZYYYYY day for me, traded in the morning then meetings galore, some VERY cool charity projects coming up, gonna try to outdo https://t.co/11KQnY8k8x & https://t.co/TjytvMnuRo & I passed $7 million today, 100% of my trading profits are donated to charity for the past few years! pic.twitter.com/d1MZyVhp8w
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) April 1, 2021
Realized gains are better than unrealized gains any day of the week. But as the market shifts, you have to be flexible. Flexibility is an asset as a trader…
How I’m Adapting to the Current Market Environment
How has adapting worked out for me so far this year? Check it out….
(*Please note: My results are far from typical. Individual results will vary. Most traders lose money. I have the benefit of years of hard work, dedication, and experience. Trading is inherently risky. Do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose.)
I have no idea how the next few months will go. But the year is off to a great start at $749,166 in trading profits — all donated to charity.*
I finished today +$9.4k on $LTNC $MDMP $CWRK $GTII & +$188k on the month, now $749k YTD 2021 100% of which is donated to charities building schools & helping animals. Now onto giving my weekly https://t.co/occ8wKDW7U students, I truly love my job & hope you had a great month too! pic.twitter.com/PiRU6cXMPE
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) March 31, 2021
Let’s review two trades…
This week I’ll review my biggest dollar win and biggest percent win from last week. Both setups were alerted by StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat.
(Quick disclaimer: I proudly helped design and develop StocksToTrade and am an investor in it.)
You have to be fast with this kind of play. Students often ask me about how to approach these plays, and my answer is always the same: practice, practice, practice. Start paper trading using StocksToTrade. Try paper trading the Breaking News Chat alerts. (Breaking News Chat is an add-on subscription.)
Then, once you feel comfortable with it, start trading small. It will take time. Stick with it.
MDM Permian, Inc. (OTCPK: MDMP)
MDMP is a former supernova and recent runner. On March 10, the stock spiked after the company released an update about a refurbished oil well. On March 31, MDMP spiked like crazy on news of a completed acquisition in the Permian Basin.
Again, this was a StocksToTrade Breaking News Chat play. (Past results are not indicative of future performance.) Here’s the intraday chart showing my buy and sell alerts…
At $4,288 profit, this trade was my biggest dollar win of the week.* Had I not sold too soon, it could have been double or triple that amount. It’s a good example of the upside potential of breaking news plays. Should, coulda, woulda…
Again, use StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat. Yes, I’m an investor in STT. Yes, I know the traders who run Breaking News Chat. They work very hard and I love them for it. And, yes, I’m biased, but…
No other service is specifically designed for curated breaking news alerts on low-priced stocks.
3D Pioneer Systems Inc. (OTCPK: DPSM)
On March 23, 3D Pioneer Systems announced cybersecurity as its new core focus. The stock didn’t do much. On March 31 the stock spiked when the company announced a rebranding project. StocksToTrade’s Breaking News Chat team alerted it.
Here’s the DPSM intraday chart showing my buy and sell alerts…
I only got a partial fill on this trade as it was moving so fast. That can happen with breaking news plays. When it hit my goals but couldn’t keep going, I got out for a 38.7% gain.*
This trade is a perfect example of why unrealized gains mean nothing to me. Had I top-ticked it, this would have been a bigger win. Instead, I tried to be patient and waited for the pullback to see if it could keep going. When it didn’t, I locked in gains.
If I’d held another 11 minutes, it would have been breakeven. Add another 12 minutes, and it’s a losing trade. I’d rather take the single and move on to the next. It’s a lot less stressful for me.
Millionaire Mentor Market Wrap
That’s it for this edition of the update. Remember, unrealized gains mean nothing. NO trade is complete until you exit. No matter what the promoters say. They don’t have your best interests at heart. Their goal is to get as many people as possible to buy their promotions. That’s it.
GREAT reminder from my 1st female https://t.co/occ8wKDW7U student to pass $1 million in trading profits on the power of trading small AT FIRST WHILE YOU'RE LEARNING YOUR BEST SETUPS, then scaling up over time. Promoters are anti-education, they try to hold up their house of cards https://t.co/sEZdWHUPVr
— Timothy Sykes (@timothysykes) March 31, 2021
Focus on the process. That means locking in gains and cutting losses quickly.
Are you ready to learn?
Trading Education Resources
Start where you are. I get so many people messaging me and asking which DVD, video lesson, or archived webinar to watch next. My top students watch every video lesson, every webinar, and every DVD.
You get to choose how dedicated you are. If you’re not sure, start with…
The Complete Penny Stock Course
Someone asked me this week if I still think this is a good book since it was published in 2018. Seriously? It’s the same patterns, indicators, and risk management. The stock market isn’t going anywhere. The basics remain the same. Read the book.
If you’d like to get the book as a BONUS, start with the…
In April 2020, Matt Monaco had been a Trading Challenge student for three years. Matt wanted to compress what he’d learned in three years into a one-month guide. The 30-Day Bootcamp is the result.
(*These results are not typical. Individual results will vary. Most traders lose money. Traders like Matt and I have the benefit of many years of hard work and dedication. Trading is inherently risky. Always do your due diligence and never risk more than you can afford to lose. I’ve also hired Matt Monaco to help in my education business.)
Get “The Complete Penny Stock Course” and “Pennystocking Framework” as bonuses when you…
With Pennystocking Silver you get access to thousands of video lessons, daily watchlists, and the TimAlerts chat room.
If you’re ready to take it to the next level…
The Trading Challenge is my most comprehensive resource. Learn the strategies I’ve used successfully for more than two decades in penny stocks.
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