About Timothy Sykes
Timothy Sykes is a penny stock trader, trading teacher, world traveler, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Originally from middle-class Connecticut, Tim had an interest in the stock market from a young age. But it wasn’t until an injury put a successful tennis career on hold that he began to explore the markets in earnest.
He persuaded his parents to let him use $12,415 in bar mitzvah gift money to invest in the stock market. Figuring it was his money to lose, they gave their blessing…
…but he didn’t lose that money. He began learning everything he could at the market, and regularly skipped classes in favor of trading penny stocks.
It paid off: by the time he was a senior in college, he was a self-made millionaire. He’d also established a scholarship for his alma mater of Tulane, and established a hedge fund.
His hedge fund went on to become the #1 ranked short bias fund by Barclay for three years and he was named to Trader Monthly’s “Top 30 Under 30” in 2006.
Ultimately, as documented in the best-selling trading autobiography “An American Hedge Fund,” his strategy was not scalable, and his fund lost 35% when he tried long-term investing instead of trading.
As it turned out, this was the catalyst for a much-needed shift in his career.
Sykes would go on to appear on the docu-series “Wall Street Warriors,” where a bit part turned into a starring role in 5 of the 6 episodes of the show’s hit first season, which aired in 20+ countries. Yep: you can still find some episodes on YouTube.
The show’s success led to hundreds of inquiries from aspiring traders who wanted to learn from his trading strategy.
This inspired him to change his focus to helping emerging traders find their way … while also cutting through the BS that’s so entrenched in the trading industry.
From Trader to Trading Influencer, Entrepreneur, and Teacher
With key goals of transparency and providing real, quality information, Tim began creating a variety of resources for traders.
In the Press
Tim’s approach as a teacher has been different from many other trading educators. He’s been featured in a variety of different media outlets, including:
- Fox Business
- Fox TV
- Larry King
- Men’s Journal
- Steve Harvey
He’s also written extensively for websites like Entrepreneur and Huffington Post.
World Traveler and Philanthropist
These days, you can find Tim living his best life as a teacher, trader, and traveler. He mostly trades and teaches from the road, and has visited over 100 countries and counting.
He is also deeply devoted to charitable work. Here are some highlights:
Co-founder of Karmagawa, a charitable organization dedicated to saving the environment, endangered species, and more
Through the Timothy Sykes Foundation, 35 schools have been built or are in development, in over a dozen countries around the world.
Donated $1 million to Pencils Of Promise, which has been used to build 20 schools and buy tablets to improve the education process in Ghana, Laos, and Guatemala.
Donations to Cancer Warriors, Autism Works Now, Make-A-Wish, Boys & Girls Club, Second Chance Humane Society, BuildOn, The UNCF, Cambodian Village Fund, The Bali Children’s Project, The Houston Food Bank, The Food Bank of Corpus Christi, and Lifting Hearts Breast Cancer Group.
Timothy Sykes – Best of Livestock
Best of Livestock features the 10 best hours of 100+ hours of LiveStock which Ti’m has filmed over the past 1.5 years.
A multi-disc DVD package featuring the 8 best hours of 100+ hours of LiveStock which Timothy has filmed over the past 1.5 years, organizing his sometimes-scatter brain commentary while highlighting 60 of the most important lessons, chart patterns, trading setups and of course my notorious rants for your learning and entertainment pleasure. The multi-disc set is accompanied by a 100 page instruction manual.