The topic of investing and trading is one of the most popular topics in personal financial management. For those looking to increase their income, the lure of making deals and earning profits has always attracted traders who are skilled in technical analysis and sound fundamental analysis.
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 cover the Profit.ly platform and their “Guru”, pricing, and overall impressions of Profit.ly as a trading resource.
Before you go on, you may want to watch this video by Mr. Longevity on YouTube that gives a quick review. After, you will want to read the rest of the article for a more comprehensive review of Profit.ly.
Profit.ly Features Profit.Ly/Store
Trading is challenging; this is a lesson learned by both pros and newbies consistently throughout their careers. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get help from others. Profit.ly allows traders to share information about viable trades and price movements, without having to worry about their anonymity.
Profit.ly is a way to socially trade in a new innovative way. It features mentors, groups and leaderboards that show who is doing the best deals and which strategy. Take the sociability of Facebook and insert the competitive nature of your favorite arcade game; you then have Profit.ly.
Profit.ly is not just a forum for traders to discuss their 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 allows you to manage your data and show you how your deals are performing 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
- Gain/Loss Percentages
- 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 one is the best performer? 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. Profit.ly even offers a funny demerit system, called “Maddoff-ed”, after the infamous Bernie Maddoff’s 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. 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 follow as many traders you like and create a curated feed with your favourite traders so that you don’t miss out on any good deals.
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.
But maybe all this socializing isn’t necessarily up to your speed. 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. Not to worry, Profit.ly comes with tools and options to fully privatize your profile so that you can keep your information and your trades viewable to you and you alone.
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. They have a simple set-up procedure to allow you to participate using just your email and your chosen 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.
Trading is serious business. You may be aware that it is important to keep certain positions secret if you are serious about trading. 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. You can keep your trades and subsequent losses private.
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.
This model is called Profit.ly’s Pro Package, which comes at a sizable $74.95 a month, though there is a 22% discount available for those who are willing to pay the fees 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.
While there are many options available that can teach you how to trade in a certain way (which is also available on the Profit.ly platform), the Guru System is more hands-on, which allows you to learn from actual traders who’ve been in the industry for a long time, including Profit.ly’s 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. Profit.Ly/Store
Tim offers mentoring in two packages: Tim’s alerts and Pennystocking Silver. Tim’s Alerts grants you access to his exclusive chat room so you can direct communication with him and his other students, as well as 5 to 10 different stocks to be added to a 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. Profit.Ly/Store
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.
You can subscribe to both packages on a monthly basis but get a discount of around 20% if you subscribe each year. Profit.Ly/Store
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 works in the same way as Tim Sykes’ alerts package, but costs $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. The Pro package costs $247 per month. Profit.Ly/Store
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. Profit.Ly/Store
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.
Frequently Asked Questions Profit.Ly/Store
Is Profit.ly a waste of money?
Profit.ly offers several membership options. One is a free account, while most require a paid subscription. 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?
You can open a Profit.ly account in a matter of seconds as it is free to join the platform and start building your profile. 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 on the subscription that you wish to cancel and then click on it again.
If you have any other concerns, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call their hotline at 205-851-0506. 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?
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. But Tim Sykes is willing to consistently learn from them and share these learnings with the Profit.ly community.