Finally! The Dow 30,000 milestone fueled by a COVID-19 vaccine rally. What. A. Day. I LOVE it! Keep reading to see the video where I called Dow 30,000 back in 2008. (And why you shouldn't try to predict the stock market.) Check out the DIA ETF one-year chart\u2026 This should make more people realize just how amazing this market is and that we're living in a special time in history. https:\/\/twitter.com\/timothysykes\/status\/1331279403033235462 Google Dow 30,000 and you\u2019ll get nearly 15 million search results. From Forbes to MarketWatch, financial sites and blogs started writing about it in mid-January. That\u2019s when the Dow first crossed 29,000. Everyone was making guesses about when it would cross 30,000. It\u2019s a financial pundit\u2019s dream to be the one to perfectly call it. Check out these headlines from earlier this year: From NBC news\u2026 The Dow at 30,000: What investors need to know And from Fortune\u2026 The Dow will hit a historic 30,000 sooner than you think Here\u2019s another from Investor\u2019s Business Daily\u2026 Dow 30,000! How It Happens In 12 Months (Or Less) MarketWatch used this headline\u2026 Charting the Approach of Dow 30,000 And then there are the people out there who so badly want attention they buy vanity plates years in advance. The Wall Street Journal ran an article with this headline\u2026 Forget Dow 30K. It\u2019s Already Hit 40K on License Plates Everyone wanted in on it. And why not? It was kinda cool that the stock market looked like it was ready to break through the milestone. It\u2019s human nature to keep track of milestones. And it\u2019s human nature to try to predict when it might happen. How the Pandemic Spoiled the Dow 30,000 Party If it wasn\u2019t for the pandemic, the Dow might have hit 30,000 months ago. At first, the market seemed to shrug off the pandemic. Frankly, I was surprised. Then, as reality set in, the market crashed. But crazy as it seems, the stay-at-home culture turned more people into day traders than at any time in history. We saw a beautiful bounce off the March 23 low that turned into the best 100 days in stock market history. By early September, the Dow made it back over 29,000. Again, people started playing guessing games. Most pundits agreed it should happen within 12 months. But you\u2019ve gotta remember that most of the time, the pundits are wrong. Human Nature and Milestones I don't like guessing games or milestones. But it\u2019s human nature. Not only do we like milestones\u2026 \u2026 we\u2019re addicted to predictions. Think about that for a moment. And there\u2019s some evidence that people who make predictions don\u2019t have to be right very often. Get it right once in a while and their followers believe every prediction they make. The pundits on financial TV are a prime example. How often do you think they get it right? Not very. But we flick the switch on the television every day and listen to what they say. They\u2019ll tell you when they got it right\u2026. Predicting DOW 30,000 I just have to sit back and laugh for a variety of reasons. But the big reason is\u2026 I called Dow 30,000 in 2020 \u2026 back in 2008.\u00a0 I know that sounds weird, and it is. Anyone who\u2019s followed me for a while knows I don\u2019t make predictions about the market and I don\u2019t like guessing games. I\u2019ll come back to it. First, let\u2019s take a look at \u2018Dow 30,000\u2019 specifically as a way to demonstrate why you shouldn\u2019t believe what the pundits say\u2026 The headlines I showed you above are just a few of many thousands you can find at the top of recent articles on the internet, in newspapers, magazines, etc. But they\u2019re not even close to being the first to predict Dow 30,000. Check this out\u2026 In May 2018, Gene Simmons, the lead singer of KISS, was interviewed by Barron\u2019s. In the interview he said, \u201cthere is no question in my mind we are going to go past 30,000.\u201d He didn\u2019t give a date, during that interview. But in another interview with a well-known bald guy you see regularly on financial TV\u00a0 he said \u201cprobably within two years.\u201d Kudos \u2026 maybe an old rocker is a better judge of the markets than the so-called experts and financial analysts who\u2019ve been predicting Dow 30,000 for far longer. Like this guy... In 2008, Robert Zuccaro authored a book titled \u201cDow 30,000 by 2008: Why It\u2019s Different This Time.\u201d Zuccaro is a chartered financial analyst who used to run a mutual fund called the Grand Prix Fund. It folded eventually. I think you can still buy used copies of this book if you want to understand the guy\u2019s thinking. But it goes even further \u2014 which is how this post came about. Here\u2019s how it happened\u2026 TimRAW and Dow 30,000 In late 2008, I recorded my DVD guide called \u201cTimRAW.\u201d In the first DVD, I did a book review. You might know that when I first got started I read every book in my dad\u2019s vast financial library. So I wanted to review some of the books and give recommendations for students. Quick aside here \u2026 you have to read a whole bunch of stuff if you want a solid background. Many people don\u2019t want that broad of an education. I think that the more you study and the better you prepare, the better your chances of success. Preparation is key. Also, if you have a broad background you might find a different strategy is better for you. While I want to be the mentor to you that I never had, I really only teach pennystocking. So if you find a different niche or strategy is better for you, that\u2019s ok. (New to penny stocks?\u00a0 Start here with my FREE penny stock guide.) Back to how I called Dow 30,000 in 2020\u2026 So, when I got to the book \u201cThe Next Great Bubble Boom\u201d by Harry Dent, I kinda joked about it. He predicted the Dow could get to 40,000 by 2010. I said maybe we\u2019d get Dow 30,000 by 2020. (As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.) Here's my Dow 30,000 call... How\u2019s that for a call? But I hope you understand the important lesson there ... You can learn a lot from people who are wrong. Mark this date on your calendar, because you are witnessing a historic milestone. November 24, 2020: The Dow Hits the 30,000 Milestone After its 38% drop in February and March, it looked unlikely that my \u2018prediction\u2019 would come true. But it did. I\u2019ll take it as long as you get the most important lesson of this post\u2026 Don\u2019t play guessing games. Don\u2019t try to predict the market. Learn my strategies and rules, and then react to what the market gives. (I trade using these rules.) That\u2019s EXACTLY what all my top students are doing\u2026 Trading Challenge https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v7Bd2G0yghtE 2020 has been crazy. It\u2019s my best year ever. So far I\u2019ve made $969,870 in trading profits*, all of which I donate to charity. And while I\u2019m excited to make more to donate, I\u2019m more proud of my students. Jack Kellogg is my latest millionaire student.* Roland Wolf also passed the $1 million milestone in 2020.* Matthew Monaco has made over $418,000.* Kyle Williams is over $561,000 in trading profits \u2014 $435,400 in 2020 alone.* (*Please note: These results are far from typical. Individual results will vary. Most traders lose money. My top students and 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.) What do these traders have in common? All my top students are in the Trading Challenge. Every single one. The Trading Challenge is my most comprehensive program. Everything I\u2019ve learned over two decades of trading and 12 years of teaching is there for you. But you have to want it. Dedication and study are the keys to freedom. Why You Should Apply for the Trading Challenge Today Here\u2019s what you get as a Trading Challenge student\u2026 \tThousands of video lessons. These video lessons are like a running documentary on trading strategies working at any given time. Thanks to millionaire student Mark Croock, they\u2019re all categorized. That way you can focus on one strategy at a time. \tHundreds of archived webinars. Want to learn how to trade like the OG Tim Grittani? Watch his more than 60 webinars in the archives. Nuggets of gold. \tLive webinars. Every week, Trading Challenge students get two to four live webinars.\u00a0 Every webinar features Q&A. Some show live trading. Others are trade reviews showing the best trades from each of the Challenge mentors. \tTrading Challenge chat. My favorite chat room anywhere. During market hours, you\u2019ll see trade alerts by all the top traders in the Challenge. When you study their trades in real time (NEVER trade based on an alert) you start to understand their thought process. \tHundreds of hours of DVD guides. This is the foundation for your trading education. From learning to read SEC filings, to understanding level 2, all the basics are here. (HINT: Watch TimRAW disc 1 at the 1:49:35 mark to see my Dow 30,000 2020 prediction. Woo hoo!) \tDaily watchlists. Learn how I make my watchlist and my thought process for potential trades. \tTrade Alerts. Again, NEVER follow me, or anyone else, into a trade. That said, if you watch my alerts and pick apart my trades, it can potentially speed up your learning curve. \tAccess to the 30-Day Bootcamp. This is my most recent guide. It\u2019s getting such rave reviews that we\u2019ve made it part of the Trading Challenge orientation. BOOM. You ready? Apply for the Trading Challenge here What do you think of the Dow 30,000 milestone and my crazy \u2018prediction\u2019 in 2008? Comment below ... I love to hear from all my readers!