What is Smart Money?

An explanation of smart money and the context it is used in.

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Written by Andrew Hiesinger
Updated over a week ago

Overview of Smart Money

Smart money can be defined as the capital that is being controlled by institutional investors, and other financial professionals. Smart money is capital that is invested by people that are knowledgeable of the trade and have much experience trading.

Why is Smart Money useful?

The capital invested by Smart Money is typically much greater than that of a retail trader. This leads to the market being influenced by these institutional investors, especially by the trades of central banks.

Smart Money transactions have a tendency to out-perform typical retail investors. This is due to the plethora of information that institutional traders have, that retail traders do not.

Knowing what smart money is trading can be of great benefit to retail traders who want to follow the investments of historically successful investors.

How does Quant Data Identify Smart Money?

By scanning millions of options order per day, our algorithmic proprietary filter records the options orders that matter and display them to you in real-time. This options order flow is accessible via our dashboard in an easy to understand consolidated feed.

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