Sykes, Timothy

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Sykes, Timothy Gender: M
Timothy S. Sykes
born on 15 April 1981 at 09:26 (= 09:26 AM )
Place Orange, Connecticut, 41n17, 73w02
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°32' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°10 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 08°27'

File:Tim Sykes.jpg
Timothy Sykes (2012)
photo: Tim Sykes, license cc-by-2.0


American penny stock trader and entrepreneur, best known for earning about $4 million by day trading while attending Tulane University. Sykes currently works as a financial activist and educator.

In 1999, while attending high school, Sykes used $12,415 of his bar mitzvah gift money and began day trading penny stocks. The investment would grant him about $1.65 million when he was around the age of 21.

Sykes self-published An American Hedge Fund: How I Made $2 Million as a Stock Operator & Created a Hedge Fund in 2007. The book documented Sykes' experiences from day-trading in college to becoming a wealthy hedge fund manager.

Sykes founded the Timothy Sykes Foundation, which has raised $600,000 and has partnered with Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club. In February 2017, Sykes donated $1 million to Pencils of Promise to help build 20 new primary schools across Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, to be completed between 2017 and 2018.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on social media: "It's my birthday tomorrow and yes I was born on April 15th, income tax day at 9:26am just in time for the stock market open! #destiny" [1], "when I was growing up in small town #orange #connecticut" [2] [3]. Age/year from Wikipedia apparently incorrectly has April 16.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Stocks, Bonds
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Stockbroker (Trader)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Business)