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System Requirements


SmartTrade SmartInvest SmartStart
Smart Trade acts as a virtual dealers terminal providing live updates and confirmation. The executable program is downloaded on the customer's computer. This is generally used by Active Trader.
Therefore the need for real-time prices and the quick order entry, charting facility with a host of Indicators like that of a dealer terminal come handy for such customers.
Smart Invest is an advanced browser based platform which offers Market-watch with Live streaming quotes with wide array of features that help you to make instant transactions Smart Start is an elegant platform with static quotes; enables you to invest even if you are having low bandwidth internet connection.
Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended Minimum Recommended
Operating System Windows XP, Windows7 Windows XP Windows XP, Windows7 Windows XP Windows XP, Windows7 Windows XP
Hard Disk Space 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB
Minimum Memory Requirement (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB 2 GB
Internet Connectivity 512 kbps and above 1 mbps 512 kbps and above 512 kbps 512 kbps and above 512 kbps
Sun Java JRE 1.6
(Update 17 and above)
JRE 1.6
Update 17
JRE 1.6
(Update 17 and above)
JRE 1.6
Update 17
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Installation of Smart Trade

Login to the www.trade.hsbcinvestdirect.co.in using your website ID and password.On successful login,click on the "Downloads" tab, to install the Smart Trade platform and follow the instructions.


Installation of Smart Invest 

  1. Login to your account using your ID and password
  2. Following message will appear

    System requirement Status Action
    Pop-up window enabled PASS None
    Sun JRE version 1.6 FAIL Click here to install Sun JRE 1.6


    Click here to open SmartInvest, if your system satisfies above requirements.


    Disclaimer : (1) System check to run SmartInvest is only for internet explorer 5.0 and above.
      (2) SmartInvest will run only on Sun JRE 1.6+,

  3. If your system identifies Sun JRE 1.6+ then the changes will be autoupdated else install Sun JRE 1.6+ in your system and new changes will be updated.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ’s


Note: New version will be effective from 11th September, 2009

If you have any suggestions or problems please feel free to write us at customerservice@hsbc.co.in or call up the customer service centre on the Toll Free Nos: 1800 209 44 77 / 1800-200-4477


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