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.
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 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 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 overview. After, you will want to read the rest of our article for a more comprehensive review.
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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 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 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.
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. 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.
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. 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 one is the best performer? Profit.ly’s deal tracker is the perfect trading companion to have with you.
Trade Leaderboard and Deal Verification
Trade performance does not have to be a matter of your own 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. Helping one person may be a way to benefit you in the future. Sharing is the key here.
Also, you can share your losses with other traders who have suffered a loss. Always better to share your grief in life and finances.
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. Users can freely designate any other user who fails to authenticate their deals with 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 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
It’s easy to network with anyone you like, expanding your industry contacts and lending your trading expertise to others. Shoot them a private message or post on their wall to start interacting with Profit.ly’s community of traders.
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.
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. 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
- See your rank on the Leaderboards
- Check out the blog and other posts from the community
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.
You can upgrade to the Novice Package for $29.95 per month if you are interested. 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. 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.
Naturally, the Trader package comes with all the features mentioned in the Free and Novice packages, with one key exception: the ability to 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.
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 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. Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
Tim offers his mentoring in two distinct 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 also opt-in for SMS, Email, and push notifications on your smartphone that can alert you to any key trades you may be watching out for. This plan is $74.95/month, and it’s a separate subscription to the Profit.ly-tiered membership packages. Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
Pennystocking Silver is Tim’s more aggressive trading mentorship available at $149.95 per month in subscription fees. 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. Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
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. 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 works in the same way as Tim Sykes’ alerts package, but costs $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. Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
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. Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
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. 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 Tim Sykes, Stock Gumshoe
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. 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. You can set up your account as any other social media platform. Once you have verified your email through their registration email, you will be able to confirm that it is legitimate.
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 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?
The man behind Profit.ly, Tim Sykes, has been a somewhat controversial figure in trading due to his focus on penny stocks, his aggressive marketing style, as well as his brash persona. But his deals are legitimate, and his type of trading has profited him now and then.
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.