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SmartStops is better then its competitors for the following reasons:

SMART(R) ALGORITHMS –  SmartStops was built by ex-Wall Street veterans who have spent their careers in the industry and became subject matter experts that hedge funds, family funds and other institutions turned to.  We unfortunately cannot disclose their identities as they wished to remain confidential.   Now firms like Tradestops now Tradesmith believe in basing their algorithm approach on Volatility.  Well, plenty of market pundits will tell you why that’s insufficient which you can read about here..  You can learn how we’re unique and superior in so many ways to various vendor’s out there by watching our short 5 minute tutorial video that shows how the algorithms work.  Firms like Investor’s Business Daily (IBD / way) are also behind the times in suggesting a 7-8% trailing stop.  It’s ridiculously oversimplified to say that each symbol should have the same value regardless of its risk profile.  And then IBD wants to charge you lots of money to teach you to become a chartist.  But with over 6000+ Technical Analytics Studies now available to the DIY’er, it will take years of real-world experience to figure out what combination of what should one use.  And finally, even VectorVest with it’s “Profit Locker Pro” has missed the boat in relying on a % trailing stop model that is so inadequate.

You can see here WHY WE ARE BETTER.

We update risk profiles daily too, not weekly like one of our competitors. That won’t keep your investment properly protected.

COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY – we don’t Cherry-pick examples and go marketing to you and claim things that aren’t true.  You are free to look up via our Analyze Risk page, 2 symbols for free. Our current website goes back 5 years, but we’ve been in business since 2008. So if you need to see more, just contact us at

BROKERS have done business with us.    We’re integrated into websites from BNP Paribas in Europe . We were resold by E*Trade for many years (only recently ended due to upcoming acquisition for them).

True 2-WAY BROKERLINK  –  We have a 2-way interface, not just a 1-way importing of your broker’s portfolio.  Make sure you ask that question upfront of our competitors. Can they send proactive stop orders over in advance of the next day’s market?  SmartStops can.   And we’ve designed it to be done in just 3 clicks for your entire portfolio!   Faster than even doing it on your broker’s platform.  Learn more about our Brokerlink here.

INSTANT Risk Alerts – Unlike one competitor that doesn’t even offer a real-time datafeed from which it can trigger your alerts, SmartStops does it immediately. NOT after the market closes.    Plus, we offer a Mobile Push of our Alerts to your phone as well.  If you don’t want to set proactive stop orders, that’s fine.  No one is saying you have to to properly protect your positions.   But having real-time alerting is invaluable to making decisions fast to help protect profits and minimize losses.

REFUNDs for Annual Payments automatic – Unfortunately we’ve heard from some of our subscribers that some competitors out there don’t in fact refund you your money but instead offer you a credit to another service they are selling.  So Caution to the Consumer – make sure you know their policies up front.  There are no questions on SmartStops cancellations.  We’ll give you a full pro-rated refund automatically and you can even close your account yourself on the website.  There’s no “high pressure” selling by SmartStops.  We know we provide a good ROI to the cost of the service.  Just look at how we protected users during this COVID drop.  Allowing them to get back in at some amazing prices!


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