Trading and investing have got to be one of the consistently hottest topics around 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 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 overview. After, you will want to read the rest of the 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. 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 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. 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 helps you by managing the data and showing you your deal performance 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
- 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. 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. Their trade leaderboards help bring the joy of a community experience to the ordinarily tricky process of maintaining and monitoring your portfolio 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. 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 also includes an automatic authentication system within their user portals so you can easily sync up your brokerage accounts with your Profit.ly profile. 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. 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. The leaderboards and your account can be filtered according to specific terms for better analysis later on.
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 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.
Maybe all the socializing is not for you. 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
Profit.ly offers both a free and tiered plan that you can subscribe, with each tier offering different benefits and consequently higher prices.
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 account
- 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.
This accessible account option is still a great choice for traders who want to join a trading community and begin 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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
Profit.ly’s Pro package is the name of this model. It costs $74.95 per month. However, there is a 22% discount for those who pay 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 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.
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 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 Photos
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 Sykes Photos
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.
You can subscribe to both packages on a monthly basis but get a discount of around 20% if you subscribe each year. Timothy Sykes Photos
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. 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. Timothy Sykes Photos
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. Timothy Sykes Photos
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.
Frequently Asked Questions Timothy Sykes Photos
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?
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 on your profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen, and then click settings. You can manage your subscriptions by going to the settings tab. Click the subscription you want to change and click cancel.
If you have any other concerns, you can contact email@example.com or call their hotline at 205-851-0506. 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.
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.