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Crypto Trading Bots: How to start bot trading crypto?

Altcoin Trading Blog
10/15/21 · Trading methods 101

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Learning to use crypto bots is invaluable even for DCA. Even more so for scalping and other fast paced technical analysis trading strategies.
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What is your crypto trading strategy?

Whether you want to hedge with derivatives, run a short term speculation or just buy and hold, there is a crypto bot that can make the work easier.

Trading bots for DCA Strategies

DCA bots execute an automated crypto accumulation strategy.

DCA, or dollar cost averaging, is a long-term bullish position. If you think the price of an asset will grow at some point within the next 1-10 years, you are long-term bullish.

If you want to put your money where your bullish sentiment is, but you do not want to waste time trying to get the perfect entry price^TM, you want DCA.

With DCA, you scale into your position by making small regular purchases. You can use the same step-by-step method to exit the market as well.

More on the method: ATNET Glossary > DCA

How does a bot help: To make sure you still buy even if the price is moving up (too expensive!1) or moving down (going to zero!1)

Where to get the bot: Independent Reserve

How much does the bot cost: Nada

Trading bots for TA Strategies

TA, or technical analysis, has a number of pattern trading strategies that can be executed pretty much automatically.

Especially with short term techniques like scalping, the human factors of emotions, stress and mental fatigue can work very much against you.

Examples of TA classics that can be automated

  • Scalping the Bollinger bands: Buying at the bottom line touch, selling the top line touch.
  • MACD crosses: Buy on bullish cross, sell on bearish cross on shorter timeframes.
  • RSI, oscillators and their derived transformations: Buy on oversold or other bullish signal, sell on overbought or other bearish signal on shorter timeframes.

Of course you can keep trading alt coins directly from your cryptocurrency exchange, if you want to.

But short term trading is mentally draining to most people. With an automated strategy you can still participate in the market with limited babysitting of your positions.

Two top solutions for bot trading in crypto (2022)

shrimpy portfolio rebalancing automated

  • Shrimpy - PORTFOLIO MGMT (free/premium)

Shrimpy is an automated crypto trading bot designed for long-term and short-term investing strategies.

Out of the 2021’s two top crypto bot platforms, Shrimpy and Coinrule, Shrimpy is the more popular one among the readers of AltcoinTrading.NET.

Shrimpy makes it really easy to build simple trading patterns such as DCA or rebalancing of your asset ratios. (But - some crypto exchanges let you execute these natively now. Read here and see if your exchange supports basic algo trades. )

Executing more complex trading strategies on Shrimpy will require Python coding. But Shrimpy has an active dev community where you can ask for support from other traders. There us also a vast knowledge base right on the Shrimpy website.

For hodlers, the platform supports a range of ready-made portfolio management strategies such as rebalancing, dollar-cost averaging (DCA), and portfolio-wide stop-loss.

You can also set up a custom strategy or go for social trading and copy strategies from the top traders on the Shrimpy platform.

  • No coding required for portfolio rebalancing
  • Supports social trading
  • Supports DCA
  • Supports technical analysis strategies

The FREE Shrimpy plan only lets you set up your portfolio tracking, there’s no trade execution included.

PRO plans with strategy automation and trading bots start at $13/month.

Go to Shrimpy

More on the method: ATNET HowTo > Diversify Portfolio

How does a bot help: Portfolio-wide automation will minimise the risk of losing more than you want to on your total net worth.

Where to get the bot: Shrimpy for no-code solution

How much does the bot cost: 0-13 USD per month

Coinrule bot lets you automate TA-based strategies with no coding knowledge required. The interface is user friendly and intuitive.

  • No coding required to write your trading strategy
  • No coding needed even to backtest your trading strategy
  • Supports DCA
  • Supports technical analysis strategies

Coinrule is free for traded volumes below 3K USD per month. It’s good enough to test it, for after that get your 25% off with this link. Paid plans start at 29.9 USD per month, depending on your volume and number of active strategies.

Coinrule supports bot trading on big exchanges like Binance, Bitstamp, Kraken, Bitfinex, OKEx and more.

Go to Coinrule

More on the method: ATNET Glossary > TA

How does a bot help: Automation will minimise the time spent on sitting at your desk watching charts.

Where to get the bot: Coinrule for no-code solution

How much does the bot cost: Free for volumes below 3K USD per month, or 25% off with this link.

Crypto bots for Lending Strategies

Margin lending on spot crypto exchanges can become a race to the bottom pretty quickly.

Swap lending on perpetual swap markets is different, the interest rate there has a stabilising function.

But with plain margin funding, the rates get unreasonably low whenever there’s a bunch of people submitting offers just below the market. This happens because most people submit their lending offers manually. They want to make sure their offer gets filled and try to front run the best ask.

In margin lending, you will get better lending yield if you let your lending execute automatically.

Basic automation with Bitfinex Lending PRO

Bitfinex recently rolled out the “Lending PRO” interface that is available in the web interface from the top menu under “Lending”.

You can set your minimum acceptable rate there, let’s say 0.009 per 3 days at BTC lending market. Your lending wallet balance will be automatically offered when the rates are above that level.

You will not be tempted to get “at least something” when the rates have momentarily dropped to ridiculously low levels just during the two minutes you are checking them.

More on the method: ATNET Strategy > Lending

How does a bot help: Automatically offers your lending wallet balance for the best possible rate as long as the current rate gets above your minimal required rate.

Where to get the bot: Bitfinex

How much does the bot cost: Nada

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