Trading and investing have got to be one of the consistently hottest topics around 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.
You have many options for financial strategies and products, making managing your position more difficult. This can make it more difficult to manage your performance and keep up with the rapid market changes.
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’ll 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 provides the platform for traders to freely share their information on viable trades and possible price movements without fear of losing 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. Take the sociability of Facebook and insert the competitive nature of your favorite arcade game; you then have Profit.ly.
But don’t think Profit.ly is just a place to talk to other traders about their buy and sell strategies. Profit.ly membership packages include their performance trackers so that you can adequately monitor your deals and how each new sale may affect your portfolio as a whole. The platform’s trades are primarily short-term swings and intra-day trading. This can cause jitters, but it is where the action is. Profit.ly helps you by managing the data and showing you your deal performance in real-time.
Analytics for Trading
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. You want to find out which portion of your portfolio is too risky? Which is the best performer of your portfolio? Profit.ly’s deal tracker makes a great daily trading companion.
Trade Leaderboard and Deal Verification
Your trade performance doesn’t have to be limited to your isolated enjoyment. Their trade leaderboards help bring the joy of a community experience to the ordinarily tricky process of maintaining and monitoring your portfolio 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. If you happen to be the top dealer, you can also share any materials and links to deal tactics that you might’ve found helpful in your career. Sharing is the name of the game here, and helping one user may end up benefiting you as well.
Also, you can share your losses with other traders who have suffered a loss. It is always better to share your grief with others in your life and even in your financial affairs.
Profit.ly also includes an automatic authentication system within their user portals so you can easily sync up your brokerage accounts with your Profit.ly profile. 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. Ironically, there’s even a “leaderboard” of Madoff-related users.
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. The leaderboards and your account can be filtered according to specific terms for better analysis later on.
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.
Profit.ly allows you to follow the trades of other traders 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.
You can curate your profile to feature the items you want other traders to see as well. You can create a small group to help you strategize with traders.
Maybe all the socializing is not for you. Sure, other traders help build new trading strategies, but perhaps you don’t want your deals to be spread throughout the platform for everyone to scrutinize. 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
As with many online services nowadays, Profit.ly has both a free plan and tiered paid plans that you can subscribe to, each tier conferring different benefits at subsequently higher prices.
Get a Free Account
First off, know that you don’t need to pay a single cent to join Profit.ly’s social trading platform. You can join Profit.ly’s social trading platform by using your email address and screen name. Confirm your email through the registration email they send, and you can begin to enjoy some (limited) privileges as a member of the Profit.ly community. These benefits include:
- Importing trades from a brokerage accounts
- View Account Data and Reportage
- Check out your rank in the Leaderboards
- View the blog and other community posts
Be warned, though; you may be locked out of some features that paying Profit.ly users enjoy, as well as experience some setbacks in accessing chat functions and some of the more advanced blog tools.
Still, this accessible account option is excellent for those looking to get into a community of traders and start 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. Have a significant enough position to be publicly exposed and expect to see a cascade of losses against you.
The Trader package, which comes in at $49.95 a month in fees, allows you to create a private profile, which in itself is its community of traders who willingly share information across other personal profiles; a sign of an experienced trader who holds their cards close to their 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. To keep trader profiles hidden from other users, the trader package does not allow them to see any trader’s versions.
I’m sure there will be some of you who will look at all three of the previous packages and wonder if there is an all-encompassing model which hands you the reins to the website’s many 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.
The Pro Package is a combination of all the features in the Novice or Trader packages. You can view user statistics and have privacy at the times you need it.
This package is reserved only for the most serious traders and users who have the financial means to subscribe to the plan.
The Guru System is a unique part of the ecosystem that makes up the Profit.ly 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.
You can subscribe to the Guru system separately from the other membership packages. It gives you access to real-world tips and insights on the market, how to get the most out of current trends, and where it is. 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. Forbes Tim 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 comes at $74.95 per month, a whole separate subscription from the Profit.ly tiered membership packages. Forbes Tim Sykes
The more aggressive mentoring program Pennystocking silver is available for $149.95 per month. This Guru package includes all the features you see in Tim’s Alerts but contains his archive of roughly 7000+ video lessons on trading as well as weekly video updates.
You can subscribe to both packages on a monthly basis but get a discount of around 20% if you subscribe each year. Forbes Tim Sykes
Guru 2: Paul Scolardi aka Superman
You can expect great things from Superman and other nicknames that will help you trade better and understand 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.
Paul, like Tim, has two subscription options: Superman Alerts or Superman Pro. Superman Alerts functions similarly to Tim Sykes’ alerts package but comes at a higher price point of $147 per month. Superman Pro is similar to the Tim Sykes package, but it gives you access to Paul’s entire video library and research reports. It also includes a handy IPO tracker that allows you to play the IPO-pops associated with new listings. The Pro package costs $247 per month. Forbes Tim Sykes
Profit.ly is not the next Facebook. However, it may be a good choice as it focuses only on one niche and allows its users the freedom to trade and interact with the community. The site is simple to use, and you can check out the blog tab for similar topics submitted by users. Forbes Tim Sykes
This is not a platform that guarantees “get rich quick”, but rather a social platform for traders to learn from one another and better understand the ever-changing financial markets. 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. You need to be realistic about what the platform can do financially. However, you might learn some things along the way to becoming an even better trader.
Most Frequently Asked Questions Forbes Tim Sykes
Does Profit.ly cost 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. Profit.ly offers several membership options. While you can do a lot with a free account. However, the majority of their more powerful systems require a paid subscription.
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?
The accounts management page allows you to cancel your subscription at any moment and for any reason. Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click settings. In the settings tab, you can see an option to manage your current subscriptions. Click the subscription you want to change and click cancel.
If you have any other concerns, you can contact email@example.com or call their hotline at 205-851-0506. You can also use the support button tab on every page on the Profit.ly website or submit an easy-to-fill-out web form.
Who is Tim Sykes?
Tim Sykes, the man behind Profit.ly has been controversial due to his penchant for penny stocks, aggressive marketing style and his brazen persona. But his deals are legitimate, and his type of trading has profited him now and then.
Like any trader, he has experienced his fair share of losses. However, Tim Sykes is open to learning from these losses and sharing his knowledge with Profit.ly.