​About Us


​As an independent service provider, we offer private and institutional traders trading systems, training and access to reputable and tested brokers.

We offer investors access to investments that were previously only available to institutional clients.

​We Appreciate You

​We offer you authentic information, expertise and quality support from the moment you come to us, from your first visit to our website to receiving our newsletter, using a trading system and attending a training course.

​Learn From Us

​In our trading blog you will find many articles that can help our visitors with trading. We regularly post new articles with general information, trading strategies and trading tips so that you can benefit as much as possible from our service.

​We Understand You

​Despite our expertise, qualifications and experience, we have gone through the same emotional process as any other trader. We can therefore put ourselves in your position very well and understand your problems and wishes that trading brings with it.

​Always A Little Bit Better

​Every day we tinker with new systems, optimizations and test brokers. We firmly believe that this will give you the decisive advantage.

​What Our ​Clients Have To Say...

​I became aware of Smart Markets through the magazine "Euro am Sonntag".

So far very satisfied!

Viktor B.

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​Very honest provider. Account managers also give information and tips on products that are not offered themselves, but which help me to get ahead. In my eyes this is very rare, but it strengthens my trust in Smart Markets. Keep it up!

Hans B.

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​Get the best consultation! I already liked the classroom event of the Trader Training very much! Thank you Mr. Pötter!

Ben P.

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​Smart Markets was founded in 2010 by Thomas Busch to establish a broker-independent trading service provider in German-speaking countries.

Marc Pötter

​His passion for the stock market was awakened during his A-levels by the flight of the new market. Together with a friend, he bought T-Online shares, which were then recommended by bank consultants as a "long-term solid investment"...

The stock crash that followed did not detract from his passion for the stock market. On the contrary, he saw that it was impossible to rely on supposed experts and wanted to take his investment into his own hands.   

In business studies, he therefore chose capital and financial market theory as his main focus in order to acquire comprehensive knowledge of stock markets, futures, derivatives and certificates. He was honored by the chair for his excellent achievements. He completed his diploma with the thesis "The stock markets of the world and their risk of contagion".

In addition to institutional experience at IKB - Bank in Düsseldorf and at the private bank Sal. Oppenheim in Frankfurt, he completed one of the leading investment qualifications in the world as CIIA - Certified International Investment Analyst. In addition, he completed the qualification CEFA - Certified European Financial Analyst, which was specially tailored to Europe.

For some years he has regularly traded in front of an audience, is a welcome speaker at trade fairs such as IB-Days and is quoted in the trade magazine TRADERS.

At Smart-Markets, he is dedicated above all to his own trading and to training courses such as the trader training that has been successfully offered for years.

In his spare time he enjoys sports like tennis or skiing and enjoys holidays - preferably in the same time zone - in order to be able to trade his favourite product - the DAX - on holiday from time to time.

Thomas Busch

​Around the turn of the millennium, Thomas Busch worked as managing director for a German company in South Africa. One focus was the hedging of currency transactions; thus he came to own trading as a day trader with Forex.

Back in Germany he changed to a Forex broker following his interests. Until 2010 he was able to deepen his expertise in leading positions at brokers and banks. Above all, his insight into trading, order execution and price formation showed him clear differences in quality between individual brokers, which an individual client cannot assess at all.  

In his opinion, there was no independent body with the qualifications and expertise to assess the quality of brokers. It was with this in mind that he founded Smart-Markets, this independent service provider, in 2010.

At Smart-Markets, Thomas Busch is therefore primarily concerned with selecting and monitoring the brokers available to customers. He is also passionate about the development of discretionary and mathematical trading systems.

He has impressively demonstrated his skills and experience as a trader and technical analyst in various publications, television interviews and events, including as a trader on the live stage of the WoT (World of Trading) in Frankfurt.

He likes to spend his free time with his family and, if time permits, enjoys fly fishing. He has also been a passionate "Doppelkopf" (card game) player for many years.


​Here you will find contributions and press articles on our trading expertise, as well as on public appearances, mentions and articles in the media or on awards received.

​Among other things we are known as/from:

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Smart Markets GmbH
Friedenstr. 49-51
40219 Düsseldorf

​Phone: +49 211 569 4080
Email: info@smart-markets.de
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