Trading and investing have got to be one of the consistently hottest topics around 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 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 continue, you may want to check out this video by Mr. Longevity on YouTube that gives a quick review. After, you’ll want to read the rest of our article for a more comprehensive review of Profit.ly.
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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 allows traders to share information about viable trades and price movements, without having to worry about 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 helps you by managing the data and showing you your deal performance in real-time.
Analytics for Trading
Profit.ly can give you insights into many critical aspects of your trading routine, including:
- 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. 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 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. You can share materials and links to deal strategies that you have found useful in your career if you are the top dealer. 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 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. 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.
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. 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. 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 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. 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
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
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. 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
- 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.
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.
If you’re serious about trading, you may know that an essential aspect of any good trade is keeping certain positions confidential. 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.
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.
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 only for the most serious traders and users who have the financial means to subscribe to the plan.
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.
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.
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 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. His students have made $16million through the trades they mentored, according to data on the site. Timothy Sykes Logo
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 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 comes at $74.95 per month, a whole separate subscription from the Profit.ly tiered membership packages. Timothy Sykes Logo
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%). Timothy Sykes Logo
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. He specializes in finding explosive potential using market signals and is able to profit big from incoming swings. This is a true “Superman” level of market knowledge.
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 Sykes Logo
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 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. Timothy Sykes Logo
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. 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 Timothy Sykes Logo
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. 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?
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 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?
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.
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.