The topic of investing and trading is one of the most popular topics in personal financial management. The allure of making deals and capturing profits based on sound fundamental analysis and technical understanding (and maybe a bit of luck) has regularly caught the eye of would-be traders looking to up their income.
With the amount of different financial products and strategies available in most markets, managing your position is at, and your overall performance becomes more and more a battle against rapid market movements and your ability to keep up.
Profit.ly aims to mitigate the discrepancies of skill between pro and amateur traders by opening communication channels between the two and creating an open sharing community on the best (and worst) trades on the market.
This article will discuss the systems that make up the Profit.ly platform, their “Guru” system, the pricing behind their services, and our overall impression of how Profit.ly does as a trading resource.
Before you continue, you may want to check out this video by Mr. Longevity on YouTube that gives a quick overview. Afterward, you will want to read the rest of our article for a more comprehensive review.
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Trading can be difficult. This is something that both professionals and novices have learned throughout their careers. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t get help from your fellow man. Profit.ly allows traders to share information about viable trades and price movements, without having to worry about their anonymity.
Profit.ly can be looked at as a new way to have a socially trading environment, complete with mentors, groups, and leaderboards to see who is leading in terms of deals and their strategy. Profit.ly is a combination of the social nature of Facebook and the competitive nature of your favorite arcade game.
But don’t think Profit.ly is just a place to talk to other traders about their buy and sell strategies. Profit.ly memberships include performance trackers that allow you to monitor the progress of your deals and see how each sale affects your overall portfolio. Most trades on the platform focus on short-term swings or intra-day trading, which can create jitters for some, but it is where you can find the action happening. Profit.ly helps you by managing the data and showing you your deal performance in real-time.
The Profit.ly platform can provide you analytics into several critical factors in your daily trading regiment, such as:
- Total Running Net Profit
- Gross profit
- Trade Volume
- Percentages of Gain and Loss
- Average Gains/losses
- And much more.
Now some of these may be included in your standard brokerage account suite of tools. However, suppose you’re running several brokerage accounts or want to manage several accounts on different platforms. Profit.ly is a great tool to view and collate your macro-level performance. Want to know which part of your overall portfolio is generating too much risk? Which is the best performer of your portfolio? Profit.ly’s deal tracker makes a great daily trading companion.
Trade Leaderboard and Deal Verification
Trade performance does not have to be a matter of your own enjoyment. The trade leaderboards bring joy to the otherwise difficult task of monitoring and maintaining your portfolio’s performance.
Profit.ly allows you to view the top performing dealers who have shared their deal metrics and can even see the trading strategies they use in their shared posts. You can share materials and links to deal strategies that you have found useful in your career if you are the top dealer. Helping one person may be a way to benefit you in the future. Sharing is the key here.
You also get the benefit of sharing your losses with other users experiencing a trade loss. It is always better to share your grief with others in your life and even in your financial affairs.
Profit.ly has an automated authentication system that allows you to sync your brokerage accounts with Profit.ly. The platform even has a (funny) demerit system called “Maddoff-ed,” after the late Bernie Maddoff and his infamous Ponzi-hedge fund. Any user can designate any other user that fails to authenticate deals using a Madoff tag. So much so that there is an ironic “leaderboard” for users with most Madoff demerits.
Profit.ly members have access to this leaderboard as well as other positive leaderboards that feature the highest-earning users. This leaderboard is useful for those who want to know which people to follow in marketing and trade management. You can filter the leaderboards and your account based on specific terms to gain a better understanding of your account.
Keep up with other traders
It’s easy to network with anyone you like, expanding your industry contacts and lending your trading expertise to others. Send them a private message, or post on their wall for interaction with Profit.ly’s traders community.
In keeping with this social aspect of the Profit.ly platform, you can even follow the progress of other traders and view what developments they are having with their trades in real-time. You can track as many traders as you want and create a curated feed of your favorite traders, so you never miss out on a good deal.
Your profile can be curated to highlight the items that you would like other traders to see. If you’re looking to build a small group of traders to strategize your coming deals with, then you can start posting about your strategies on your profile and see who hits you up on your feed.
Maybe all the socializing is not for you. While other traders can help you develop new trading strategies and offer advice, it may not be your speed. Profit.ly offers tools and options that allow you to completely privatize your profile. This will ensure that your trades and information are private to you.
Profit.ly Package Pricing
Profit.ly offers both a free and tiered plan that you can subscribe, with each tier offering different benefits and consequently higher prices.
Get a Free Account
Profit.ly’s social trading platform is free to you. You can join Profit.ly’s social trading platform by using your email address and screen name. You can start to enjoy limited privileges as a Profit.ly member by confirming your email via the registration email. These benefits include:
- importing trades from a brokerage account
- View Account Data and Reportage
- See your rank on the Leaderboards
- View the blog and other community posts
You should be aware that you might not have access to certain features paid Profit.ly users enjoy.
This accessible account option is still a great choice for traders who want to join a trading community and begin their trading journey.
If you feel like upgrading, you can then move on to their Novice Package, which comes at a manageable $29.95 per month in subscription fees. Not only does it include all the features of the free account as stated above, but it also allows you to verify and track trades across the community and comment on user profiles and posts. Profit.ly allows you to follow other traders and communicate more effectively with them using the full chat suite. You can also view trader stats and see their performance in particular deals or portfolios.
If you’re serious about trading, you may know that an essential aspect of any good trade is keeping certain positions confidential. If you expose your work to the wider market, it could lead to it moving against you. You may be in a position that is sufficiently significant to be made public that you can expect to suffer a series of losses.
You can create a private profile with the Trader package for $49.95 per month. This may be a sign to the community that you are an experienced trader who keeps their cards close to your chest. This way, you can keep your deals and their subsequent gains/losses private to you and you alone.
The Trader package includes all of the features in the Novice and Free packages. However, there is one important exception: you can view other stats. Due to the focus on individual trade performance, the trader package forgoes the ability to view other trader’s versions to keep their profile hidden from the users on the platform.
There will be those who look at the three previous packages and wonder whether there is a more comprehensive model that gives you full control over the site’s advanced features.
Profit.ly’s Pro package is the name of this model. It costs $74.95 per month. However, there is a 22% discount for those who pay in bulk for an annual subscription plan.
Please think of the Pro Package as a synergy of all the features found in the Novice and Trader packages: you get to continue to view user statistics while allowing yourself the option of privacy in the moments when you need it most.
This package is reserved for those most serious about getting the most out of the Profit.ly platform, so expect many of these users to be seasoned traders or users with deep enough pockets to afford the plan on a subscription basis.
Profit.ly’s Guru System is an exclusive part of the platform. While Profit.ly primarily markets itself as a social trading platform, it is also a resource center for learning about some tips and tricks regarding market performances and unknown signals to the everyday trader.
There are many resources that will teach you how trades work (which can also be found on Profit.ly), but the Guru System is more practical and allows you to learn directly from traders who have been in the business for a while, such as Profit.ly founder Tim Sykes.
The Guru system is a separate subscription from the membership packages we’ve outlined above, as it gives you direct access to curated real-world tips on where the market is and how to make the most use out of current trends. The Guru’s available change with time, so currently, you have two available experts you can subscribe to, Tim Sykes or Paul Scolardi.
Guru 1: Tim Sykes
Tim Sykes is the most well-known name on the site. He has been a successful trader in penny stock markets and has made a name of himself. According to data listed on the site, his students have collectively made $16 million through trades he mentored. American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
Tim offers mentoring in two packages: Tim’s alerts and Pennystocking Silver. Tim’s Alerts gives you access to his chat room, where you can communicate with him and his students. You also have the option to add up to 10 stocks to your curated watchlist. You can opt-in to receive push notifications and SMS via your smartphone. These notifications will alert you about any important trades that you are watching. This plan is $74.95/month, and it’s a separate subscription to the Profit.ly-tiered membership packages. American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
Pennystocking Silver is Tim’s more aggressive trading mentorship available at $149.95 per month in subscription fees. The Guru package contains all of the features in Tim’s Alerts, but also includes his archive of approximately 7000+ trading lessons and weekly updates.
Both packages can be subscribed to on a month-to-month basis, but you do get to enjoy a discount if you subscribe annually (around 20%). American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
Guru 2: Paul Scolardi aka Superman
With a nickname like Superman, you can be sure to expect some great things to improve your trading and your overall understanding of the market. Paul Scolardi is a veteran small-cap swing trader who proudly wears the name. He specializes in finding explosive potential using market signals and is able to profit big from incoming swings. That’s a “Superman” power in terms of market understanding if there ever was such a thing.
Like Tim, Paul has two options available for subscription: Superman Alerts and Superman Pro. Superman Alerts functions similarly to Tim Sykes’ alerts package but comes at a higher price point of $147 per month. The Superman Pro package is also similar as it grants you access to Paul’s entire video library of lessons as well as research reports and a handy IPO tracker for those of you who enjoy gaming the IPO-pops that occur with many new listings. This Pro package comes in at $247 a month in fees. American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
Profit.ly may not be the next Facebook, but that may work in its favor as it focuses on a niche profession and allows its users to put their minds towards their trading and the community around it. The site is simple to use, and you can check out the blog tab for similar topics submitted by users. American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
It’s important to note that this is not a guaranteed “get-rich” platform but rather a social platform to bring together a community of traders, both expert, and novice, and learn from each other better to understand the increasing complexities of a modern financial market. You can try it for free, and if the platform appeals to you, you can subscribe to the lower-tier plans to discover what else you can do on the platform. It’s necessary to temper your expectations with what the platform can do for you financially, but you may learn a thing or two on the way to becoming a better trader altogether.
Most Frequently Asked Questions American Hedge Fund Timothy Sykes
Is Profit.ly a waste of money?
As we mentioned above, Profit.ly has several membership options, with one being a free account and most requiring a paid subscription of some sort. While you can get plenty done using a free account, most of Profit.ly’s more robust systems can only be accessed through their paid subscription packages.
How do I Open a Profit.ly account?
Profit.ly accounts can be opened in seconds. You don’t have to pay anything and you can start building your profile right away. All you need to do is set up your account like any other social media platform and confirm the legitimacy of your email by verifying it through a registration email they will send you.
Profit.ly’s paid subscriptions require you to have a valid payment option and complete their secure online order form.
How Do I Cancel My Subscription?
You can cancel your subscription at any time and for any reason through the accounts management page. Click your profile image at the top right corner of the screen and click settings. You can manage your subscriptions by going to the settings tab. Click the subscription you want to change and click cancel.
Support@profit.ly can be reached at 205-851-0506 if you have other questions. You can also use Profit.ly’s support tab to submit a simple-to-fill out web form or click the button tab on any page.
Who is Tim Sykes, you ask?
Tim Sykes, the man behind Profit.ly has been controversial due to his penchant for penny stocks, aggressive marketing style and his brazen persona. His deals are legitimate and his trading style has made him a successful trader.
He has had his share of losses, just like any trader. However, Tim Sykes is open to learning from these losses and sharing his knowledge with Profit.ly.