SMART Signals

SMART Signals: Objective. Transparent.

Get trade ideas driven by statistics – not opinions. Our SMART Signals engine analyses major global markets based on years of historical market data.

See how each signal has performed the last 10 times it was triggered for an insight into previous performance.

NOTE: The Signals that SFA provides are not personal financial product advice. The Signals are general in nature and provided to all users on the same basis.

What are SMART Signals?

The SMART Signals engine uses a selection algorithm to continuously monitor 36 major global markets across thousands of price data points to highlight potential trading opportunities. 

Once it has identified a price pattern, which has been successful historically, it will appear on the SMART Signals dashboard. 

Note: Past performance is not indicative of future performance

Embrace the potential of statistical analysis

Get real-time trade ideas live in-platform and trade potential recurring price patterns.

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800+ price action patterns and hundreds of thousands of data points

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See precisely how our signals have performed in each market over time

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Harness the power of our SMART Signals selection algorithm

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Each signal comes with a suggested take profit and stop loss level

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See how long each signal has left to expire in-platform and receive alerts

Explore SMART Signals

Start using SMART Signals to improve the way you trade by watching our handy tutorial video below. Then simply access SMART Signals from your City Index web platform or mobile app.

SMART Signals showing trading price patterns


Frequently asked questions

Which time periods do SMART Signals cover?

You can choose between SMART Signals across four timeframes: four hours, six hours, eight hours and twelve hours. So you can choose a trade idea that suits your strategy and style.

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How do I trade SMART Signals?

Follow these four steps to open your first SMART Signals position:
1. Open your City Index account, or log in if you already have one
2. Navigate to the Signals tab on Web Trader, or tap ‘More’ and then ‘SMART Signals’ on mobile
3. You’ll see a list of the current trade ideas from the SMART Signals engine, including their previous win rate, details of the trade and how far the market is from the suggested entry
4. Choose a signal to trade it. You can set up your own trade parameters, or go with those suggested by the signals engine
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How are SMART Signals generated?

SMART Signals are generated using a selection algorithm that automatically monitors 36 major markets, looking for price patterns that have previously predicted a specific price action. The algorithm will then filter out opportunities to show you a curated list.

Each trade idea comes with a suggested take profit and stop loss level, which you can choose to use or ignore.

Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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