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 is an online platform that aims to reduce the disparities in skill between professional and amateur traders. It opens communication channels between them and creates an open community for sharing information on the best and worst trades on the markets.
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 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 Tim Sykes Sketch
Trading is challenging; this is a lesson learned by both pros and newbies consistently 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 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. 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 allows you to manage your data and show you how your deals are performing in real time.
Profit.ly can give you insights into many critical aspects of your trading routine, including:
- 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. In that case, Profit.ly can provide a singular source to collate and view your overall performance on a macro-level. 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 is the perfect trading companion to have with you.
Trade Leaderboard and Deal Verification
Your trade performance doesn’t have to be limited to your isolated 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. 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. 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. 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 is a handy resource for users looking to see whom to follow (and not to follow) regarding trade management and marketing. 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
You can easily network with any user you find interesting, widening your contacts within the industry as well as lending your own trading experience to others who may need your expertise in trading. 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. You can create a small group to help you strategize with traders.
But maybe all this socializing isn’t necessarily up to your speed. While other traders can help you develop new trading strategies and offer advice, it may not be your speed. 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
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. They have a simple set-up procedure to allow you to participate using just your email and your chosen 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 accounts
- View Account Data and Reportage
- See your rank on 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. You can also begin following users on their trading performance, communicate with them more robustly with Profit.ly’s full chat suite, and view other trader stats to see how they are doing in specific deals and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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. Profit.ly is a social trading platform that focuses on the market, but it also offers a resource center where traders can learn about tips and tricks to improve their performance in the markets.
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. You can currently subscribe to either Tim Sykes, or Paul Scolardi, as the Guru’s availability changes with time.
Guru 1: Tim Sykes
Tim Sykes is probably the most recognizable name on the page as he has made a name for himself by being one of the most profitable traders in the penny stock markets. According to data listed on the site, his students have collectively made $16 million through trades he mentored. Tim Sykes Sketch
Tim offers his mentoring in two distinct 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. Tim Sykes Sketch
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.
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%). Tim Sykes Sketch
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 wears the nickname well and proves to be a veteran smallcap swing trader. Specializing in finding explosive potential based on market signals, he’s able to take advantage of incoming swings to pull in big profits. 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. This Pro package comes in at $247 a month in fees. Tim Sykes Sketch
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 website itself is easy to navigate, and the blog tab offers a plethora of user-submitted topics so that you can see if anyone on the platform has similar inquiries as yourself. Tim Sykes Sketch
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. Try it out with their free plan, and if you like the platform, you can easily subscribe to some of the lower-tier intends to see what more you can do with 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 Tim Sykes Sketch
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. 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?
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.
For Profit.ly’s paid subscriptions, you will need to have a valid payment method and submit your details on 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 your profile image at the top right corner of the screen and 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.
Support@profit.ly can be reached at 205-851-0506 if you have other questions. 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. But Tim Sykes is willing to consistently learn from them and share these learnings with the Profit.ly community.