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Addressing those who try and fake our verification

Jun 2, 2015   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements, Profitly  //  Comments Off on Addressing those who try and fake our verification


It has come to our attention that a certain website “claims” to have verified $650,000,000 in trades by gaming our system.

The Sham-Wow Lies

This is utterly false and a disgusting attempt at click baiting. Furthermore, they refuse to post our rebuttal on their website and have maliciously filtered our comments.

This particular trader did not use our Broker Connect feature to verify ANY trades whatsoever. They simple used our manual trade entry system. There was NO verification nor and trades uploaded. You can enter any trades you want yourself, follow this link: If you want to VERIFY a trade, provide your brokerage information here: You can read our FAQ for the security behind this process.

Demo Accounts

We have never allowed demo accounts to be verified with our process. In fact, for most of the verification we use the data from the brokerage’s clearing firm. For any user to use our manually entry system, they wouldn’t even need a brokerage account. You could track your Pokemon trades if you wanted to!

Real, Verified Trades

Once you verify a trade, it will show up with a special icon that shows it has been directly imported from a brokerage. These are the two most common icons, verified and image.


Our Friends

Profitly is a community of traders. We started this site to bring transparency to Twitter. We offer traders a place to verify the many, many claims that were prolific and seemingly all winners. We added features to allow up and down voting trades for the community to help filter out those Madoff-like trades. We have done this from day one for free. Anyone can open a Profitly account and verify their trades for FREE forever. We have never charged for this service.


This fake trading site also makes claims about our newsletters. We offer trading education for those who wish to learn. They falsely state that the lifecycle of a member is 60 days. We find this laughable and outrageous. Our co-founder, Timothy Sykes, has several verified millionaire students who have been vetted and appeared on Fox and CNN. They aren’t hiding behind a web address slinging mud like the fake blog post we are refuting.

This fake blogger also quotes a “Young Jeezy” and falsifies other lies. If this person actually exists, which we suspect not, we would like to see them come forward. Otherwise, they are just another scammer that Profitly is trying to put an end to.


Sep 26, 2014   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements  //  Comments Off on Maintenance

Profitly will be down for maintenance starting at 10:00pm EST tonight on Friday, 9/26.

New App Update

Aug 27, 2014   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements, Features, Profitly  //  Comments Off on New App Update

The best finance app just got better. You can now watch your DVDs on the go. Learn from the best anywhere!

Here is a screenshot of what your DVD library should look like:

Watch DVD

Introducing the best new finance app

Jun 29, 2014   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements, Profitly  //  Comments Off on Introducing the best new finance app

Profitly finally has its own app that you can download for free in the app store! Now it is easier than ever to stay on top of the market and who is making money. You can easily access your Profitly subscriptions, go into the chatrooms, take a look at the guru’s latest watchlists, and even access the video lessons we are constantly uploading in order for you to become a better trader!

Here are a few screenshots:
This is what it will look like in the app store for iTunes users.
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This is an example of what the chatrooms will look like. We wanted to make sure it was extremely easy to send out a message right from your phone and keep track of which stocks are the biggest movers that everyone is keeping an eye on. You can also find out why those stocks are moving by looking at what others are saying in the chat or asking someone as well. Maybe you’ve even spotted a mover before anyone else and you want to point it out and get more details before you jump in. There might have been a mailer promotion sent out that you hadn’t heard about or maybe the company just beat on its latest earnings report. This tool is especially useful for traders that are just starting out. You can ask questions and get other subscribers opinions before making a trade, essentially increasing your odds of making a good trade and profiting from it.

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This is an example of what the sidebar will look like once you log in. You can click on the newsletter you are subscribed to and get the latest information sent out to the users by the guru. This could be watch lists, video lessons, or other learning tools that the guru feels like their subscribers need to see.

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This is what the screen will look like when you click on a note that was sent out with a video lesson. Learning tools are now right at your fingertips. You could be taking the train home from work or sitting on an airplane traveling for a vacation and you can still easily access the important video lessons that all of our gurus send out on a frequent basis. There are no longer any excuses for falling behind on what’s going on in the markets or not taking the time to learn more about trading on a daily basis.

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This app just launched so we only have one review right now, but it’s a great one! Check it out and then download the app and let us know what you think by giving us a review as well!

Great App! by Da Medic

I’ve been a Challenge Student for approximately three months now. I utilize my iPhone for just about everything and anything. I can’t express how great and practical this App is to have on my phone. I’m ecstatic it was created for us. It goes to show how much Tim Sykes and his team care about the Challenge Students. Thanks!

New Profitly Chat Feature

Jun 25, 2014   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements, Features  //  Comments Off on New Profitly Chat Feature

We are excited to show you the latest new feature in the Profitly chat room. As you can see in this image, when you type a dollar sign in front of a ticker it will create a blue link. For example, $FB or $GOOG.


When you click on the blue ticker link, it pops up a real time chart with TradingView.




Check it out here.

New Feature Highlight: Introducing Karma!

Apr 26, 2014   //   by Profitly   //   Announcements, Features, Profitly  //  Comments Off on New Feature Highlight: Introducing Karma!

We recently introduced you to the Profitly “wall” feature, or “The tool that will revolutionize trading.” As we said then, we are always looking for ways to improve our users’ experience as well as keep the site relevant and useful as technology is always changing and giving us more and more ways to help our users learn to trade, so we aren’t stopping at just creating a wall for our site.

This post is all about another new feature, “Karma!” This is a great way of showing that you learned something from a trader or a piece of content, without leaving a comment. All you have to do is click the “Karma” button on a post and there you go! The trader will get a message when you send them Karma, so they can very well check out your page afterwards and return the favor if they want to.  Karma can also be used to show that you recommend a trader or content to others, so important knowledge and advice is easier and more likely to get noticed.

Karma is also used to see what the best content is out there. In the same Facebook analogy of “Likes,” adding Karma to content shows what people like more qualitatively than views. This comes from our leaderboards. For example, here is the Karama post leaderboard.

Post Karma

You can sort that leaderboard by all time, 1 year, year-to-date, 90 days and 30 days. That way, if you want to know what traders have been particularly interested in over the past 30 days rather than over the past year, you can easily sort that out.

Karma’d traders are the same way. People can see who is best to learn from and helps the community, more than just putting up big numbers. Someone may be a top trader, but if they don’t share it won’t help anyone. You can find the sortable, trader Karma leaderboard here.

Trader Karma

Below is an example of one of Tim’s posts that received a fair amount of Karma. Information like this is now so much easier to find, and we can’t wait for all of you to check it out and see the karma continue to climb.

Example Karma 

Remember that Profitly is your social hub for all things trading related, with more than 42,000 traders and growing, so there is no shortage of people to learn from and talk about the markets with. With the wall and karma features, it’s extremely easy to build your trading relationships.

Coupon Code GOBBLE30 = Save Up To 60% Off All Newsletters And DVDs Til 12/4

Nov 22, 2012   //   by Timothy Sykes   //   Announcements  //  Comments Off on Coupon Code GOBBLE30 = Save Up To 60% Off All Newsletters And DVDs Til 12/4

Because you read this post about how I made $30k+ so far in November, I’m gonna give you a special gift

Save 60% off when you use coupon code GOBBLE30 til December 4th HERE on any annual Profitly newsletter 

This is our Black Friday sale, but I’m giving you this 60% off sale early as a gift for your hard work

And GOBBLE30 also gives you 30% off THESE DVDs until month end!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!