If I’m Tim Sykes’ best student, why is my profit margin so much worse than his?

A reader asked me this question in an email. I suggest checking out Tim Sykes’ trades, the CXO Advisory Group’s post on Tim Sykes and my trading profit page to see details of what I discuss in the video. For comparison to the returns discussed in the video, at this point my weighted average profit margin in 2010 is 1.81% for my Sykes-type trades and 1.80% for my Sykes-type trades where I follow a TimAlert.

Disclosure: No positions in any stock mentioned. I am a TimAlerts lifetime subscriber and have other relationships with Tim Sykes, which are discussed in my terms of use; you can find all my disclaimers and disclosures there as well; my full terms of use is incorporated by reference into this post.

8 thoughts on “If I’m Tim Sykes’ best student, why is my profit margin so much worse than his?”

  1. Of all the trading strategies and education available, very, very few show actual trading results. Thanks for sharing.

    1. If Sykes were a frontrunning con-man then I doubt my average profit on TimAlerts would be 1.8% and I doubt I would’ve learned a profitable trading strategy from him.

  2. How do you know he’s a front runner?

    Are you suggesting he buys a stock, tells readers, they buy and move it up from where he bought in as a strategy to bank coin? Or the inverse on shorts? He does not believe the play is rational? on its own merits.

    If so, he did not do a good job on AENY a few days back, buying what proved to be a failed breakout, where several of his subscribers also bought right after. Any bounce they provided did not help him avoid a loss.

    Accusations are not evidence, they are just opinions…

  3. Learn a lesson from the Reap, Don’t get caught up in ego over statistics, bottom line what matters is profit.

  4. Hi there,i’m Mary & I was wondering if you were willing to teach me about penny stocks?
    I read about Tim but he asks for a lot & I understand that he will make money out of all his students through their stock trading,that I don’t mind.
    My true interest is actually learning to trade penny stocks for a living…
    So the question is shoulder stick with Tim & yes I will learn to trade penny stocks for a living?
    Or can you teach me,to stand on my own one day in trading penny stocks?

    Ty Mary ✨✨

    1. Outside of what I post for free on Twitter and this blog I do not post any other educational material or teach anyone. I do continue to moderate Tim’s chat and give monthly webinars to people who are in his Trading Challenge.

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