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Trade The Ratings

Daily Trade Picks Based on Institutional Ratings Coverage

Trade The Ratings reads between the lines to find weekly profits by analyzing and back testing the rating updates issued by large institutions. There’s more to the story than meets the eye. “Trade The Ratings” spells out that story and finds profits on a weekly basis.

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  • -5.15%

    90 Day Performance
  • 11.64%

    365 Day Realized
  • 1.1%

    Avg. Trade Gain
  • 329

    Total Trades
  • 76.60%

    Win Percentage
  Symbology Position Quantity Entry Exit P/L ($) P/L (%) Entry Date Exit Date
IART Short -300.00 $42.15 $45.43 $-984.00 -7.78% 10/23/2013 10/31/2013
IART Long 100.00 $43.30 $41.57 $-173.00 -4.00% 10/23/2013 10/23/2013
SANM Short -1000.00 $17.46 $17.62 $-160.00 -0.92% 10/02/2013 10/03/2013
FINL Short -500.00 $24.40 $24.89 $-245.00 -2.01% 10/01/2013 10/01/2013
CBEY Long 1000.00 $6.25 $6.44 $190.00 3.04% 09/24/2013 09/24/2013
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Trade The Ratings by Ilir Shkurti

When large institutional analysts come out with a ratings update, everyone takes note. It gives you an idea of how the “big guys” are expecting things to go. But if you read between the lines, there’s a lot more there than one may initially think. There is plenty of opportunity for profit in knowing when to follow - and when to fade - the Street. Using an intimate knowledge of what typically goes on behind an analyst call, as well as through in-depth reading of pertinent analyst notes, Ilir Shkurti has been able to generate consistent returns on a weekly basis.

Here’s what you’ll get when you sign up for Ilir Shkurti’s “Trade The Rating”:

Pre-Market Summary of stocks believed to post likely moves based on the latest and most relevant analyst research notes. Each stock being considered for a trade receives an analyst research-style writeup with the necessary qualitative and quantitative breakdown of why and how the trade should be taken.

Instant Trade Alerts 3-5 times per week delivered via email, text message, and the Marketfy feed. You will be notified of every position entered, exited, and the number of shares allocated on every single trade. You are walked through every single trade from start to finish to enforce discipline in your trading behavior. 

Position Updates immediately following entry and throughout exits on all pertinent developments to the position. 

One-On-One Communication with Ilir on a daily basis. You have direct contact via the Marketfy feed throughout the day which allows you to ask questions, get updates on open positions, and discuss the overall markets.Market updates, outlooks, and recaps delivered via email and on the Marketfy platform. Ilir will make sure you are up to do on what is happening in the markets with rating updates and how they will impact open or prospective positions. 

This is YOUR way to taking advantage of rating updates instead of just taking note of them.

Subscribing now will change how you approach the markets and change your portfolio for the better.

What you get with Trade The Ratings

  • Chat Room

    The chat room provides an active community for members to discuss ideas, trading strategies and get market moving news in real-time. The community is made up of market experts, mavens, and other traders with the same strategies as you. It’s also a great place to get assistance and help.

  • Trade Alerts

    All trade alerts are verified by Marketfy’s proprietary technology that tracks, verifies, and delivers alerts in realtime via email, text message, and the Marketfy activity feed.

  • Education

    Learn about the markets in the fastest, most effective way from mavens and other industry experts. Whether you want to learn to trade full time or just generate an extra monthly income, the education will shorten your learning curve and improve your results.

  • Blog Posts

    Receive access to Ilir Shkurti's latest blog posts as well as an archive of [his/her] past entries. These blogs will help you keep up with insights on past trades, thought on current market conditions, and will update you on Ilir Shkurti's upcoming events and appearances.

  • Portfolio

    Maven portfolios are generated automatically by Marketfy’s verification technology - removing all human error and manipulation. The full performance history compiles every trade alert issued and are 100% transparent.

  • Live Trading

    Watch, learn, and trade alongside Mavens in Marketfy’s live trading room. Communicate with the Maven via chat, watch every move made through screenshare, and receive realtime trade alerts sent directly to your computer screen.

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    Dear members:With a heavy heart, I must close the product down after over a year and a half. Continuing this product would make me non-compliant and is not permissible based on certain firewalls my employer has against perceived or actual conflicts of interest. Trade the Ratings was the very first product to be subscribed by a Marketfy customer, I am proud to say, as well as one of its mos...

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Options and stocks involve substantial risk and are not suitable for all investors. Subscribers are urged to evaluate any strategy prior to use to understand the risks and suitability for their personal investment use. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options prior to investing in options.

If you engage or plan to engage in auto-trading of any strategy, please refer to All About Auto-Trading.

This portfolio is a sample “paper” portfolio for informational and educational purposes only recommended by Ilir Shkurti as representative of Trade The Ratings and is not tailored to the individual circumstances or investment needs of any subscriber. This portfolio does not represent an actual portfolio held by Ilir Shkurti, and the performance of this portfolio is not necessarily the performance experienced by Ilir Shkurti with respect to [his/her] securities holdings and trades. Ilir Shkurti may have a financial interest in the recommendations [he/she] makes as [he/she] may hold or trade some of the same securities for [him/her]self, family members and [his/her] clients.

It should not be assumed that future recommendations will be profitable or will equal past performance. As with any potential opportunity to earn profits, there is a risk of loss.

Is This Product For You?


  • Trading: Stocks
  • Asset Class: Options, ETFs
  • Frequency: Day Trading, and Swing Trading


  • Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • $25k in Trading Account


  • Learn to trade Options & ETF effectively.
  • Make that money, honey!

Learn to Profit from Analyst Ratings

Benzinga's Ilir Shkurti uses analyst ratings to predict big moves in the market. Sign up to receive his free, exclusive insights.

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Trading Style & Goals

Trading Style:

  • Type of Trading: Stocks.
  • Frequency of Trading: Day Trading, and Swing Trading.

About the Maven

Ilir Shkurti

Ilir Shkurti joined Benzinga in November 2011 as an analyst with over 7 years of capital markets experience. He holds MBA and MSF degrees and is a CFA candidate.

Ilir believes in letting the data set guide one’s mindset, and this has applied to trading. TTR incorporates the insights from a study of over a year’s worth of analyst ratings data, honed over several months of live testing.

Prior to joining Benzinga, Ilir served in the private equity space as an analyst at Ducker Worldwide and Lockwood Companies. When he is not trading the ratings, studying towards his CFA charter or spending time with his wife, Ilir likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible.