In the last couple of days, I have had an email exchange with a purported journalist who is interested in the Timothy Sykes Millionaire Trading Challenge. Because I’ve written about Tim’s Trading Challenge before, he wanted to ask me some questions. The writer is interested in doing a negative piece on Tim and students, and since I’m a forensic accountant in the trading challenge, he thought I could provide some information.
He wanted to know if I have done a formal investigation of Tim Sykes, have reviewed his brokerage statements to verify his trades, or verified the returns of Tim’s students. The answer to all of these questions is NO. Why have I not investigated Tim and his students? No one has retained me to do so.
Earlier this year I wrote about being a part of the Timothy Sykes Millionaire Trading Challenge. I signed up in March, and have been learning Tim’s core strategy (shorting penny stock pump and dumps) as well as other strategies (he and his instructors also teach other ways to trade, so students don’t have to rely solely on trading penny stocks).
There is a lot of material to get through, and it can be overwhelming at first. Where do students start? Here are my recommendations:
This “syllabus” outlines what is on each of the DVDs. It is very helpful if you are looking for specific information. One of Tim’s students put together
this checklist, which summarizes Tim’s trading strategy and the most important chart patterns. Keep this handy. Continue reading
I recently joined the Trading Challenge being run by Tim Sykes. I introduced you to Timothy Sykes in 2008 when I reviewed his book An American Hedge Fund. He took about $12,000+ that he got for his Bar Mitzvah, and turned it into $1.65 million as a young high school and college student.
And then he did it all over again… Starting with the same amount in 2008, and growing it again just to prove that he can profit from the stock market without a huge capital base to start.
For several years,
Tim has been teaching students how to trade using his core strategy. The strategy involves short selling penny stock pump and dumps. He finds penny stocks (defined as trading at less than $5 per share) that are worthless at the core. The companies are shams, which generally tout some amazing product or service, but have no revenue, no profits, and often no real operations. Continue reading
8 April 2013
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