London Real and Advice to My 20-Year-Old Self
I love my life and what I do.
I love giving to charity, teaching people to be free, and traveling the world. None of it would be possible without learning to trade penny stocks.
Recently I explored the Faroe Islands on a foodie tour with The Hungry Tourist. Then I made my way to London. We had some Game of Thrones cast invites, so I got to hang out with several cast members.
Taking pictures is pretty much off limits.
So, sorry, not much to share in that respect. But it’s pretty cool I’m kind of part of the Game of Thrones family — it’s one of my favorite shows.
I did a bunch of interviews while in London, including a two-hour interview for London Real with Brian Rose. It was a crazy, comprehensive interview with lots of lessons.
Brian’s an awesome guy.
Check out the interview here (this one takes a while, so set aside some time later if you can’t watch the whole thing right away.)
Did you catch the part near the end where Brian asks me what advice I’d give my 20-year-old self?
My advice to my young self is the same advice I’d give to anyone right now. Anyone. Even you. Make sure you watch the interview. (Hint: that question is at about the 1:44:30 mark. But don’t cheat yourself — watch the whole interview.)
By the way, while in London I stayed at the Nobu Hotel in the hipster Shoreditch neighborhood of East London. Years ago, this was a run-down area, but it’s on the up and considered a cultural hub. A lot of artists live there, and it’s a short walk from the financial district. If you get to London, check it out.
Oh, and even though I was getting room service all the time, I’ve been eating less. The foodie tour I told you about in last week’s update was too good. I gotta cut back.
As always, I’ve been trading while on the go. Let’s get to some trading questions!
Questions I’ve Gotten
“You bought a stock from this spider silk company in the afternoon on Friday, May 10. The stock continued to go up despite little news since the big press release back in April. Is that an example of market inefficiency?”
This particular company has been the single best performing stock for me in the market for a month. (Until this week, that is.) It more than quadrupled from where I first bought it when the Polartec press release came out on April 17.
This was a classic example of inefficiency.
You had mind-blowing positive news. And if you follow me, you’ll remember, I went aggressive when I bought that first green day. But it didn’t really do anything. And it wasn’t day 2 or day 3 … it wasn’t even day 4, 5, or 6 … Freaking day 8 was the big breakout day.
So, the news came out and very few people were watching. It just kept going.
On Friday, May 10 it took out new highs. I didn’t know if it would have more news — I decided to buy based on price action. It was a small position this time. I didn’t go big because the stock was overextended.
I’d been looking for the morning panic on this particular one for a couple of weeks, but there hadn’t been any.
When a stock hits new highs late in the day it can lead to higher prices. Which is why I went long. My goal was to lock in 5–10% profits, barring news. There’s always the risk of negative news. And there’s a risk of the company doing a financing when the stock is up so much.
This trade worked out. It had solid price action going in. It was the perfect gap up despite a tough market due to uncertainty around the China trade talks. I locked in gains to be safe — something I recommend to students.
It hit my goals, and I walked away with a 10.14% gain.
… I’ll have more to say about this stock in the as there are good lessons in how it played out. At the time of writing it’s fallen more than 50% from its highs.
“Do you compare trades you’ve made in close proximity to each other? Is there any value in this?”
I compare trades on similar patterns. So Kona Gold Solutions Inc. and Taitron Components Inc. would be comparable because they’re both morning panics.
I even did a video lesson for my students about missing the first morning panic on Taitron on May 9. That day I took the Kona Gold Solutions morning panic instead.
Turns out Taitron was the better bouncer.
Then it offered me a kind of second chance on May 10 with a low volume morning panic. I took it, and I was dead right. I locked in profits a little too soon. It actually spiked more than a dollar a share from my buy.
It was kind of cool to go out on a positive note on a Friday.
Especially after being off a little in the past few weeks on the morning dips. They’ve been happening later in the morning.
The morning panics are back to happening right near the open and I’m back, baby!
Let’s take a look at one of those trades as the…
My Best Trade This Past Week
I’m going with TAIT.
Not only was it my biggest win of the week, but I was dead on in my thesis. I’d done a pre-market video lesson predicting the trade ahead of time. I told students to look for morning panics on four stocks, including TAIT.
For me, this trade isn’t just about the money, it’s about being able to call your shots ahead of time.
Being able to call the price action, see the price action, and execute the price action. It was a very nice way to end the week.
I dip bought this recent runner as it tanked on low volume.
It had a nice bounce — better than I expected even with light volume. So, I didn’t get greedy.
Singles win the game in the long run, not home runs. This was an 11.52% winner — very happy with that.
I had a lot of questions from students about how I saw this trade coming. If you look at the big morning panic followed by a bounce on May 9 it gives you a clue.
As I said in my answer to the question above, I took the KGKG trade on May 9 instead of the TAIT trade.
I keep track of ALL multi-week spikers and wait for this pattern. This isn’t an exact science. It’s certainly NOT guaranteed that this will happen. But it happens often enough for me to take advantage of the pattern when I see it.
Make sure you keep studying every day. No days off!
My top students nearly all report studying hard several hours a day … In some cases for a year or more before everything sinks in.
Traders: What will you take away from this week’s update that you can use today?
Newbies: How will you use this information to inform your studies and your trades?
Be honest with yourself, and keep at it.
— Tim Sykes
Editor, Penny Stock Millionaires