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 cover the Profit.ly platform and their “Guru”, pricing, and overall impressions of Profit.ly as a trading resource.
Before you continue, you may want to watch this video by Mr. Longevity on YouTube that gives a quick overview. Afterward, you’ll want to read the rest of the 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. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get help from others. 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.
Profit.ly is not just a forum for traders to discuss their 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. 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
- Percentages of Gain and Loss
- Average gains/losses
- And much more.
Some of these tools may already be part of your standard brokerage account suite. But what if you have multiple brokerage accounts? Or what if you want to manage 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 one is the best performer? 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.
With Profit.ly, you can view the top performers who shared their deal metrics on the leaderboards and even see what kind of trading tactic they use through 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. 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.
This leaderboard and more positive leaderboards consisting of the highest-earning users are available to members of the Profit.ly platform. 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. Shoot them a private message or post on their wall to start interacting with Profit.ly’s community of traders.
Profit.ly allows you to follow the trades of other traders 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. 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.
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. 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
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
You should be aware that you might not have access to certain features paid Profit.ly users enjoy.
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. It includes all of the features mentioned above and allows you to verify, track and report trades within the community. You can also comment on posts and user profiles. 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. When you divulge your work to the broader market, you may start seeing it move 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. 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.
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.
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 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. Timothy Bell Sykes
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 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. Timothy Bell Sykes
The more aggressive mentoring program Pennystocking silver is available for $149.95 per month. 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. Timothy Bell 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 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.
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. Timothy Bell 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. Timothy Bell 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. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions Timothy Bell 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?
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. 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.
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, you ask?
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. However, Tim Sykes is open to learning from these losses and sharing his knowledge with Profit.ly.