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-====== Example Trading Strategies ====== 
  
-This section describes the various example trading strategies ProfitTrailer provides. 
- 
-We believe in: **Teach a man to fish and he eats for life** ​ 
-rather than: **Give a man a fish and he eats for a day** 
- 
-We provide these example trading strategies for educational purposes only to show the correct usage of the ProfitTrailer product and give our users a good starting point to use with the product. 
- 
-As stated these default settings are just a starting point and you should feel free to study and tailor these example trading strategies to suit your individual trading style, preferred markets and exchanges and your level of risk aversion. 
- 
-If you would like to learn more about how to load and save the example trading strategies see [[https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=faq#​how_do_i_save_and_load_different_configurations|this guide]] ​ 
- 
-**PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER:​** 
-<​code>​ 
-  All investment carries risk and you must take ownership of your day  ​ 
-  trading investments. Trading in cryptocurrency carries a high level  ​ 
-  of risk, and is not suitable for all investors. ​ The possibility  ​ 
-  exists that you could lose some or all of your investment capital and  ​ 
-  therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose.  ​ 
- 
-  No representation is being made that any trading methodology will or  ​ 
-  is likely to achieve profits similar to those described here. Also  ​ 
-  past performance of any trading methodology is not necessarily  ​ 
-  indicative or a guarantee of future results.  ​ 
- 
-  These settings do not constitute financial advice. We do not and  ​ 
-  will not provide financial advice. Any information presented is  ​ 
-  strictly for educational purposes only and should not be construed  ​ 
-  as investment advice or an offer to buy or sell securities.  ​ 
- 
-  You should be aware of all risks associated with investing / trading  ​ 
-  in cryptocurrency and should seek professional financial advice from  ​ 
-  an independent,​ competent, licensed accountant or financial advisor.  ​ 
-</​code>​ 
- 
-As always we recommend you run these example trading strategies on a paper trading bot  
-in [[application.properties#​servertest_mode|test mode]] until you have them configured the way you want them.  
-Once you are happy with them then trade live. 
- 
-Also please note that [[default_settings#​Trading_Disabled_By_Default|Trading is disabled by default]] on all example trading strategies. You will need to enable this to start trading. 
- 
----- 
-==== Example Trading Strategies ==== 
- 
-**To use the table below:** 
-  - Click a strategy name below to view that strategies details; 
-  - Click the [[http://​eldorado.cryptocoyns.com/​pttracker|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] cloud icon to view the demo server for that strategy; 
-  - Note if the cloud icon is showing in red [[#​|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] it means that server is not available right now; 
- 
-^  Trading Strategy ​ ^  Market\\ Suitability ​ ^  Difficulty ​ ^  Strategy\\ Type  ^ Take\\ Profit ^  DCA  ^  Positive\\ DCA  ^  Pending\\ Orders ​ ^  Trailing\\ Stop Loss  ^  Published ​ ^  Demo\\ Server ​ ^      
-^ [[default_settings#​base_settings|Base Settings]] ​          ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Scalping ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​base.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​FrankenStrategy|FrankenStrategy]] ​      ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Scalping ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​frankenstrategy.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Double_Cross ​     |Double_Cross]] ​      ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Trend trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​doublecross.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​El_Toro|El Toro]] ​                      ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Scalping ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​  ​| ​ {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​eltoro.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​El_Dorado|El Dorado]] ​                  ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Trend trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​eldorado.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Monte_Carlo ​      ​|Monte_Carlo]] ​       |  <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Mean reversion ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​montecarlo.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Jobbing_The_Market|Jobbing The Market]] |  <color #​22b14c>​Bull</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Jobbing ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​jobbing.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Old_Faithful|Old Faithful]] ​            ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Retracement trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​oldfaithful.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Golden_Cross ​     |Golden Cross]] ​      ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Bull</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Breakout ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ | |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  [[https://​goldencross.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Spanish_Cross|Spanish Cross]] ​          ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Bull</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Trend trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  [[https://​spanishcross.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​The_Three_Amigos|The Three Amigos]] ​    ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Bull</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Trend trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[http://​threeamigos.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Connors_2RSI|Connors 2RSI]] ​            ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Pullback Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​connorsrsi.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Fibonacci_Day_Trader|Fibonacci Day Trader]] |  <color #​22b14c>​Bull</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Structure Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​fibdaytrader.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Fibonacci_Swing_Trader|Fibonacci Swing Trader]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Swing Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​fibswingtrader.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Nifty_Fifty|Nifty Fifty]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Contrarian Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[http://​niftyfifty.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Trade_Panther|Trade Panther]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Breakout ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​tradepanther.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​rocketman|RocketMan]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  Breakout ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[https://​rocketman.cryptocoyns.com|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​bride_of_frankenstrategy|Bride of FrankenStrategy]] ​ |  <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​22b14c>​Beginner</​color> ​ |  Fading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  Coming Soon  |   ​[[#​|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​predator|Predator]] ​ |  <color #​ed1c24>​Bear</​color> ​        ​| ​ <color #​FFBF00>​Intermediate</​color> ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  Coming Soon  |   ​[[#​|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Signals_Template|Signals Template]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Signals Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​[[#​|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
-^ [[default_settings#​Bitmex_Template|Bitmex Template]] ​ |  <color #​FFBF00>​All</​color> ​ |  <color #​ed1c24>​Advanced</​color> ​ |  Margin Trading ​ |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |   ​| ​ |  |  {{glyphicon>​ok?​12}} ​ |  Coming Soon  |   ​[[#​|{{glyphicon>​cloud?​20}}]] ​ | 
- 
- 
-==== CFTC RULE 4.41 ==== 
-<​code>​ 
-  HYPOTHETICAL OR SIMULATED PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE 
CERTAIN LIMITATIONS. ​ 
-  UNLIKE AN ACTUAL PERFORMANCE RECORD, SIMULATED RESULTS DO NOT REPRESENT ​ 
-  ACTUAL TRADING. ALSO, SINCE THE TRADES HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED, THE  
-  RESULTS MAY HAVE UNDER-OR-OVER COMPENSATED FOR THE IMPACT, IF ANY, OF  
-  CERTAIN MARKET FACTORS, SUCH AS LACK OF LIQUIDITY. SIMULATED TRADING ​ 
-  PROGRAMS IN GENERAL ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DESIGNED ​ 
-  WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY  
-  ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFIT OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE  
-  SHOWN. 
-  ​ 
-  GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF THE FACT THAT WHILE THE  
-  TRADING IDEAS AND TRADING METHODS SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE MAY HAVE WORKED ​ 
-  IN THE PAST; BUT PAST RESULTS ARE NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE ​ 
-  RESULTS. WHILE THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR PROFITS THERE IS ALSO A HUGE  
-  RISK OF LOSS. A LOSS INCURRED IN CONNECTION WITH TRADING FUTURES ​ 
-  CONTRACTS, STOCKS, OPTIONS, FOREX OR CRYPTOCURRENCY CAN BE SIGNIFICANT. ​ 
-  YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE ​ 
-  FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION SINCE ALL SPECULATIVE TRADING ​ 
-  IS INHERENTLY RISKY AND SHOULD ONLY BE UNDERTAKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH  
-  ADEQUATE RISK CAPITAL. 
-  ​ 
-  TESTIMONIAL DISCLAIMER: TESTIMONIALS APPEARING ON PROFITTRAILER.COM MAY  
-  NOT BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER CLIENTS OR CUSTOMERS ​ 
-  AND IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE OR SUCCESS ALL INFORMATION ​ 
-  ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND NOT AN  
-  OFFER OR A RECOMMENDATION TO TRADE FUTURES CONTRACTS, STOCKS, OPTIONS, ​ 
-  FOREX OR CRYPTOCURRENY. 
-</​code>​ 
----- 
-==== Demo Servers Status ==== 
- 
-You can always see the [[https://​statuspage.freshping.io/​1887-ProfitTrailerDefaultStrategiesDemoServers|status of the demo servers here]] 
- 
-**Please Note:** 
-  - We provide no guarantees on uptime for these servers they are maintained on a best effort basis and may be taken down from time to time for maintenance and updates; 
-  - All example trading strategies are designed to work in a specific set of market conditions. Performance of each of the example trading strategies will be affected by current prevailing market conditions i.e. Bull, Bear or Oscillating/​Sideways markets. ​ If an example trading strategy is designed to work in a strong uptrend during a Bull run then you will see adverse performance associated with that example strategy during a Bear or Oscillating/​Sideways market. 
-  - Demo Servers have only just been created / setup and synced so performance tracking will not be statistically valid until about 30 days from today 3rd April, 2019; 
-  - All Demo Servers are Paper Trading Test Bots that were configured as follows: 
-<file java> 
-    APPLICATION.PROPERTIES:​ 
-        trading.exchange = BINANCE 
-        ​ 
-    PAIRS: 
-        market = BTC 
-        start_balance = 0.5 
-        max_trading_pairs = 6 
-        DEFAULT_min_buy_volume = 300 
-        DEFAULT_initial_cost = 0.04 (approx. USD$200 as at Apr, 2019) 
-    ​ 
-    DCA: 
-        DEFAULT_DCA_min_buy_volume = 300 
-</​file>​ 
- 
----- 
-==== Specific Strategies ==== 
- 
-=== Specific Strategies Used By The Example Trading Strategies === 
-  * [[default_settings#​Purchase_Same_Number_Of_Coins_Per_DCA_Level|Purchase same number of coins per DCA level]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Tesla_DCA_Triggers|Tesla DCA Triggers]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​fibonacci_dca_triggers|Fibonacci DCA Triggers]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​positive_dca_aka_anti-dca_or_anti-martingale|Postive DCA]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​The_2_period_RSI|2 Period RSI]] 
- 
-=== DCA Calculator ===  
-  * [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|PTTracker DCA Calculator]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​DCA_Calculator_Spreadsheet|DCA Calculator spreadsheet]] 
- 
-=== Frequently Asked Questions === 
-  * [[default_settings#​what_s_the_difference_between_a_bull_and_a_bear_market|What is the difference between a Bull and Bear Market?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​what_is_a_trade_cycle|What is a Trade Cycle?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​what_is_a_bag|What is a Bag?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​what_goes_into_making_a_trading_strategy|What goes into making a trading strategy?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​where_can_i_find_settings_for_other_markets_like_the_usdt_eth_markets|Where can I find settings for other markets like the USDT, ETH markets?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​how_can_i_change_between_strategies|How can I change between Strategies?​]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​which_strategy_is_working_best_right_now|Which strategy is working best right now?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Settings_Support|Where can I get support with the example trading strategies?​]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​cross_strategy_false_signals|Why didn't my bot buy on the cross?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​reset_the_bot_s_data|How do I reset the bot's data?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Picking_Good_Trading_Pairs|How to pick good Trading Pairs?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​how_do_i_break_up_deep_dca_positions_aka_bags|How do I break up deep DCA positions aka Bags?]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​what_are_these_pending_orders_all_about|What are these Pending Orders all about?]] 
- 
-=== Protection Mechanisms Built Into The Example Trading Strategies === 
-  * [[default_settings#​avoid_low_satoshi_value_trading_pairs|Avoid low Satoshi value trading pairs]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Sell_Only_Mode_Triggers|Sell Only Mode (SOM) Triggers]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Pick_Pairs_By_Age|Pick Pairs By Age i.e. Older than XX days]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Pick_Pairs_By_Volume|Pick Pairs by 24h Volume]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Pick_Pairs_By_Price_Change|Pick Pairs based on 24 hour percentage change]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​The_Black_List|The Black List]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​Trading_Disabled_By_Default|Trading is disabled by default]] 
-  * [[default_settings#​the_sell_wall|The Sell Wall]] 
- 
----- 
-====== Published Strategies ====== 
- 
-==== Base Settings ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Ready Set Go 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy provides a bare bones set of settings from which you can start to explore the 
-world of automated trading with ProfitTrailer. These settings have all the standard protection 
-mechanisms built into them and all the basic settings you will need to get started. 
- 
-This is a scalping strategy that aims to be in and out of trades as quickly as possible (depending upon prevailing market conditions at the time) taking small profits along the way. 
- 
-Trading is all about carefully considering your options and creating a trading plan that will match your style of trading and risk appetite. This strategy gives you three options to consider:  ​ 
-  - whether to use a whitelist of specific trading pairs (coins) or just trade all pairs; 
-  - whether to use Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) to reduce your trading pairs average price should a trade go bad to bring it back into profit while at the same time increasing your position size; and 
-  - whether to use Pending Orders to try and recover bad trades without additional investment into them and potentially increase your position size using combined trading pairs when the bot purchases more of the same coin later. 
- 
-**On the Buy Side:** 
- 
-This strategy only purchases trading pairs if the 24 hour percentage change is positive. 
-It looks for pairs that are in their LOWBB range and with low RSI indicating they are oversold. 
- 
-One option you have is to use a whitelist of trading pairs, here is an example one using the Top 20 trading pairs on CoinMarket Cap. To use it go into the advanced configuration screen and comment out the line that looks like this enabled_pairs = ALL and uncomment the line below it that looks like this: 
-enabled_pairs = ETH, XRP, BCH, EOS, XLM, LTC, ADA, XMR, TRX, IOTA, NEO, ETC, XEM, XTZ, ZEC, VET, BTG, MKR, OMG, ZRX, DCR, QTUM, ONT, LSK, BAT, TUSD 
- 
-It uses a lower initial purchase price of approx. $20 with a large maximum trading pairs value (10) to 
-load up the queue of potential trading pairs to be scalped. 
- 
-If a trade starts to fail it tries to recover it using both DCA and Pending Orders features to increase your trades position size and attempt to reduce average price to bring the pair back into profit. These are both advanced features and are disabled by default in the base settings. 
- 
-The strategy will run just fine without these optional features enabled and all trading action will happen in the Pairs log. Note: if you do enable these optional features you run the risk of: 
-  - holding trading pairs for a long time, depending on market conditions. So please consider which trading pairs you are comfortable holding and consider running a whitelist of those trading pairs only; and 
-  - tying up your trading risk capital for a long time in the trading pairs you choose to hold. 
- 
-To enable these optional features you need to uncomment the respective settings for both using the [[web_interface_guide#​config|advanced configuration screen]] as follows: 
-  * You can choose to enable the advanced feature of Dollar Cost Averaging if you want to do so. Note: this will increase your overall exposure per trade so [[buy_and_sell_logic#​dca_buying|read up on DCA in the Wiki]] and understand what Dollar Cost Averaging does first. To enable it uncomment the line below it that looks like DEFAULT_DCA_enabled = -1 and comment out the line above it that looks like this DEFAULT_DCA_enabled = false. 
-  * You can choose to enable the advanced feature of Pending Orders if you want to do so. This enables you to have the exchange sell trading pairs that have failed to trade successfully this time around and allow you to carry on trading with other trading pairs. [[default_settings#​what_are_these_pending_orders_all_about|Read up on Pending Orders in the Wiki first]] before you enable it. To enable it comment out the line above it that looks like DEFAULT_pending_order_price_drop_trigger = 0 and uncomment the line below it that looks like this DEFAULT_pending_order_price_drop_trigger = -5. 
- 
- 
-If enabled the DCA and Pending settings will work as follows: 
-  * If a trading pair starts to fail it tries to recover it quickly with DCA to 5 levels so maximum exposure per trading pair is approx. $120 in normal circumstances. When a trade starts to fail your exposure may be greater as it uses dollar cost averaging to try and recover the pair and Pending Orders which will increase position sizes when combined with new purchases of the same trading pair. 
-  * The DCA trigger is set at -1 and uses LOSS to do the buys to ensure we are actually reducing the combined average cost of the trading pair. The LOSS is combined with a 10 minute re-buy timeout to ensure we are buying at the lowest possible price. The use of LOSS also prevents us purchasing more of a trading pair if the trading pair starts to rise in value again as doing so (positive DCA) would put us back into a loss situation which the trading pair may not recover from. 
-  * Pending Orders are created if the trading pair continues to fail and goes below -5%. 
- 
-Trailing is turned on to ensure we buy as close to the bottom of the trade cycle as possible. 
- 
-**On the Sell Side:** 
- 
-On the sell side it uses a small GAIN percentage and a MACD cross reversal (from positive to negative) 
-to determine when to sell. 
- 
-It monitors the Pending Orders to see if the pairs can be combined (at 0.25% combined profit) with new 
-purchases of the same trading pair. 
- 
-The strategy also makes use of Take Profit features at 1.25% profit on a 10 minute timeout with 0.25% 
-movement as the trigger. 
- 
-Trailing is turned off as we want the MACD cross to control the sale. We use GAIN to force the trading 
-pair through the trade cycle again if the MACD cross happens before the GAIN is reached. If we didn't 
-catch it this time we may the next time and failing that, if enabled, the DCA or Pending Orders will catch it. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This is a beginner level strategy that will work in all market conditions. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 30 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Are we currently oversold? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 10 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the MACD cross to control the sale 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the MACD cross 
-# happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = LOSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -20.0 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = -1 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = -1 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.25 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the MACD cross to control the sale 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the MACD cross 
-# happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# BASE SETTINGS INDICATORS 
-# 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define the standard deviation used by all BB calculation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation 
-BB_candle_period = 1800 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used by all BB calculation (Max 500) 
-BB_Length = 20 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-EMA_candle_period = 1800 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_fast_length = 2 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 1800 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 1800 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 2 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 3 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * When you first start this strategy it may take a long while to load up the Pairs queue depending upon prevailing market conditions so patience is required. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
- 
-==== FrankenStrategy ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-It's Alive, It's Alive 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-Details about strategy 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in all market conditions. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a buy signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Do we have enough volume to support the buy 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = OBV 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = -0.001 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 0.075 
-# 
-# Do we have enough support for the buy 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us through to bottom of trade cycle  
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.3 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to get from the trade 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 0.01 
-# 
-# Do we have enough support for the sell 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing profit just enough to start the trailing process 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong buy signal, pair on a downward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trading cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 35 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Do we have enough support for the buy 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we entering the top of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 30 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to get from the trade 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Do we have enough support for the sell 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing profit is on to maximise profits 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.3 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Bollinger bands are a good indicator of if a pair is currently undersold or oversold. 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# SMA is calculated by adding the closing price of a pair for a number of 
-# time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 13 
-# An exponential moving average (EMA) is a type of moving average that is similar to a 
-# simple moving average (SMA), except that more weight is given to the latest data. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 40 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 14 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_Length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_Length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
-==== Double Cross ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-TRADE THE TREND 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy allows us to trade the trend so we are working with the 
-market trend not against it.  
- 
-**On the buy side:** 
- 
-It takes its time to pick good pairs. 
- 
-It is looking for both a short term Buy Signal and a long term Trend Signal. 
- 
-It uses EMACROSS and SMACROSS, hence the name Double-Cross. ​ 
- 
-It also checks the buying conditions are correct by using LOWBB to confirm we are 
-in the lower range and EMAGAIN to see if there is a dip in the price 
-we can take advantage of.  
- 
-It then uses RSI to confirm we are at the 
-bottom of the trade cycle to ensure we buy the dip. Finally it trails 
-the price to ensure we get the best buy.  
- 
-**On the sell side:** 
- 
-It is looking to see if we can maximise profits buy hitting the peak of 
-the trading cycle before selling. ​ 
- 
-It first looks to see if we are in the high range of the trading cycle using HIGHBB. ​ 
-It then looks to the RSI to confirm the upward trend and it uses the GAIN to define ​ 
-the minimum profit we should take.  
- 
-Finally it trails the price to ensure we get the maximum profits possible. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy is good for a Bear or sideways market where volatility is at its lowest. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Do we have an Downward Trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = SMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 35 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = -0.1 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = -3 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.5 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 30 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 0.5 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.5 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 35 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = -0.1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -3 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = -0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = -0.01 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_strategy = EMASPREAD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value_limit = -0.25 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_value_limit = 0 
- 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask 
-# price and begin trailing. The price needs to fall and then rise by at least 
-# the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. It will try 
-# to catch the price at its lowest point before trailing back up and buying. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.5 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 35 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = 1.5 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the peak of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_sell_value = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing profit, set to zero to turn off trailing 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.75 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Bollinger Band Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles back to look 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# SMA is calculated by adding the closing price of a pair for a number of time periods and then dividing this total by the number of time periods. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 55 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 40 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 14 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_Length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_Length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# SOM - Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
-==== El Toro ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Run with the Bulls 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-El Toro is an agressive scalping strategy that works in all market conditions. 
- 
-**On the buy side:** 
- 
-The Buy strategy makes use of the DEFAULT_buy_min_change_percentage to 
-look for pairs that have lost 5% in the last 24 hours. ​ 
- 
-It then looks for a buy signal within the last hour using an EMACROSS of 8/13.  
- 
-It then looks for an opportunity to buy a small dip in the price using a negative EMAGAIN 
-pick pairs at the bottom of their trade cycle. ​ 
- 
-It uses RSI to confirm we are at the bottom of the trade cycle to ensure we buy the dip.  
- 
-Finally it trails the price to ensure we get the best buy. 
- 
-**On the Sell side:** 
- 
-The sell strategy employs the take profit DEFAULT_take_profit_percentage 
-settings to sell if we are at 1% profit or better but haven'​t sold in over 
-10 minutes (2 candles) allowing for a half a percent threshold. If we exceed ​ 
-that threshold the 10 minute countdown resets. ​ 
- 
-It uses both the GAIN and RSI indicators to sell as soon as the current price goes  
-above the GAIN threshold you set.  
- 
-It uses RSI to confirm we are at the top of the trade cycle to ensure we sell at the peak.  
- 
-It uses a low GAIN and DEFAULT_trailing_profit percentage to scalp profits as quickly as possible. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works best in a Bull market, but will work in a bear or sideways 
-market just much slower as volatility will be low in those markets. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask 
-# price and begin trailing. The price needs to fall and then rise by at least 
-# the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. It will try 
-# to catch the price at its lowest point before trailing back up and buying. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 80 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask 
-# price and begin trailing. The price needs to fall and then rise by at least 
-# the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. It will try 
-# to catch the price at its lowest point before trailing back up and buying. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 80 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles back to look back 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 900 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 55 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 12 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing 
-STOCH_D = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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----- 
-==== El Dorado ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-The Market Maker 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-When Bitcoin drops causing a market downturn you have to make your own market. 
- 
-**On the Buy side:** 
- 
-The buy strategy picks pairs that are rising using the SMACROSS with a long 
-term uptrend indicator of (55/21) as the buy signal. ​ 
- 
-It uses EMAGAIN to ensure we have a trading pair that is rising. ​ 
- 
-It then uses RSI to confirm we have a strong upward trend. ​ 
- 
-It doesn'​t use trailing as we want to get into the trade quickly before the upward trend reverses. ​ 
- 
-**On the Sell side:** 
- 
-The sell strategy waits for the market to come to you, it uses GAIN to set a 
-profit target that you decide on and waits for the market to meet it.  
- 
-It uses RSI to confirm we still have a rising trend and trailing to ensure we maximise profits. 
- 
-It employs the take profit the DEFAULT_take_profit_percentage settings to sell 
-if we are at 2% profit or better but haven'​t sold in over 10 minutes (2 candles) 
-allowing for a half a percent threshold. If we exceed that threshold the 10 minute 
-countdown resets. ​ 
- 
-If the trend reverses it will DCA the pair with a -10 trigger to reduce the average price on the pair while we wait for the upward trend on that pair to begin again. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in all markets, it works well in a Bull or sideways market but 
-will be slow in a Bear market as you are waiting for the market to come to you. 
- 
-Volatility will be low in sideways and bear markets so it will take time to get 
-pairs that are rising so patience is needed with this strategy. ​ 
- 
-In a Bull market it will work much quicker due to high volatility. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have an long term upward trend (21/55) ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = SMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Do we have a trading pair that is in an upward trend ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed this is a strong up-trend ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 100 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 30 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off so we can get into the trade quickly before the trend reverses. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 2 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we still have a strong upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 80 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have an long term upward trend (21/55) ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = SMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Do we have a trading pair that is in an upward trend ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed this is a strong up-trend ? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = 100 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = 30 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off so we can get into the trade quickly before the trend reverses. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 2 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we still have a strong upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 80 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles back to look back 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 900 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 4 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 55 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 12 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * Note GAIN is currently set to 2% to as that is typically achievable within a day. This setting was also tested at 3% and 5% and both worked but may take a couple of days / weeks to achieve as you are waiting for the market to meet your price. ​ 
-  * This strategy requires patience and all depends on the market conditions prevalent at the time of course, Bear and sideways markets will be slow due to low volatility. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-==== Monte Carlo ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
-BUY THE DIP 
- 
-“Monte Carlo” is a short term strategy designed to buy the dip during a downward trending market. 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-On the buy side this strategy allows us to buy the dip in a downward trending market. 
-It looks for a short term Buy Signal using EMACROSS and LOWBB to determine if the buying conditions are correct. Using LOWBB it confirms we are in the lower range. It uses EMAGAIN to see if there is a dip in the price we can take advantage of. It then uses STOCH to see if we are oversold to ensure we buy the dip. Finally it trails the price to ensure we get to the bottom of that dip.  
- 
-In a similar fashion to FrankenStrategy this strategy employs a scalping strategy to sort out pairs in order to find those pairs that will go in to DCA where the real profits are. This strategy however introduces Tesla Buy Triggers an agressive DCA buying strategy to decrease average price quickly and get pairs into profit. 
- 
-On the sell side this strategy uses the GAIN to sell as soon as the current price goes above the GAIN threshold you set. It uses trailing to ensure we sell as close as possible to the peak. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in either a Bear or Sideways market. It is good to use in a Bear market because it doesn'​t need a lot of volatility to be able to pick good pairs to trade. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bear Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -20 
-# 
-# Do we have a dip in price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 30 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = -90 
-# 
-# Are we oversold right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 29.9 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = -29.9 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bear Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -20 
-# 
-# Are we oversold right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 29.9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -29.9 
-# 
-# Are we oversold right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = 29.9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-# 
-# Tesla DCA strategy 
-# 
-# Implements a Tesla sequence strategy for doing DCA buys 
-# 
-# Nikola Tesla the worlds greatest inventor who is known as the father of modern electricity 
-# studied patterns in nature and found a pattern similar to the fibonacci sequence which he applied 
-# to the creation of his electrical coils known today as Tesla Coils. Natures patterns are often 
-# applied to the financial markets by day traders as markets are driven by the emotions of millions 
-# of people. 
-# 
-# https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Nikola_Tesla 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_1 = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_2 = -2 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_3 = -4 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_4 = -5 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_5 = -7 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_6 = -8 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_7 = -3 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_8 = -6 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_9 = -9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_10 = -12 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles to look back 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 12 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 14400 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 200 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 4 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 3 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-See the Specific Strategies below regarding the [[default_settings#​tesla_dca_triggers|Tesla DCA Triggers]] used by this strategy 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * This strategy introduces the “Tesla” DCA Buy Triggers these are an aggressive DCA strategy. So when you first start to use this strategy set your initial cost setting low until you get more confident with this approach. It will work fine with existing DCA logs and will eat away at older larger DCA’s until they clear. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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- 
-==== Jobbing The Market ==== 
- 
-== Strategy Overview == 
- 
-This strategy employs the classic scalping aka jobbing strategy. 
- 
-Jobbing is an old english term referring to the buying and selling of shares within extremely short timeframes for tiny profits. ​ 
-A jobber typically trades in a particular stock, mainly in the cash market. They thrive on short-term volatility. 
-Jobbers or scalpers as they are also known trade continuously throughout the day making hundreds of trades per day and earning a reasonable profit at the end of the day from relatively small profits per trade. When Jobbers were working they were known to be Jobbing The Market. Hence the name of this strategy. 
- 
-The buy side makes use of the LOWBB and RSI indicators to buy as soon as the current ​ price goes below the LOWBB threshold you specify. It then uses RSI to confirm we are in an overbought scenario at the bottom of the trade cycle to ensure we buy the dip.  
- 
-It is a simple buy strategy that is used widely. It is perfect for a Bull market where volatility is at its highest. 
- 
-The sell side uses RSI to confirm we are at the top of the trade cycle to ensure we sell at the peak.  It makes use of GAIN to sell as soon as the current price goes above the GAIN threshold you set. It uses a low GAIN percentage to scalp profits as quickly as possible. It also makes use of HIGHBB to ensure we are at the top of the trade cycle when we sell. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works best in bull market conditions when volatility is at its highest. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -1 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -150 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 10 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Are we near the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = 70 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -150 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 10 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = -10 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Are we near the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = 70 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 1 
-# Define how many candles to look back 
-BB_length = 10 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 12 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 14400 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 200 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 4 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 3 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-See the Frequently Asked Questions below regarding the [[default_settings#​The_2_period_RSI|2 period RSI oscillator]] used by this strategy 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
- 
-==== Old Faithful ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-The Gift That Keeps On Giving 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy allows us to trade in any market conditions. ​ 
- 
-**On the Buy side:** 
- 
-It uses EMAGAIN to pick pairs at the bottom of their trade cycle. ​ 
- 
-It uses RSI to confirm we are at the bottom of the trade cycle to ensure we buy the dip.  
- 
-Finally it trails the price to ensure we get the best buy.  
- 
-It may not buy during Bitcoin mooning but there should be sufficient pairs in your DCA log to allow 
-you to trade through those times. 
- 
-**On the Sell side:** 
- 
-It uses the GAIN to define the minimum profit we should take.  
- 
-It then looks to the RSI to confirm the upward trend. ​ 
- 
-Finally it trails the price to ensure we get the maximum profits possible. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy is good for both Bull, Bear or sideways markets where volatility is at its lowest. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = -0.1 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = -5 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = -35 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value = 30 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the top of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 65 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Buy Signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -10 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed a temporary dip in the price we can take advantage of? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = -0.1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Are we at the bottom of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value = -5 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value_limit = -35 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the bottom of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_value = 30 
-DEFAULT_DCA_E_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us the rest of the way to the bottom of the Trade Cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1 
-# 
-# Have we confirmed we are at the peak of the Trade Cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 65 
-# 
-# Trailing profit, set to zero to turn off trailing 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles back to look back 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 900 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 55 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 40 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 1800 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
-==== Golden Cross ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Ride the trend, toss the losers and back the winners. 
- 
-The intent of this strategy is to buy into a bullish upward trend and ride it through until the trend changes direction downward. It will ride the trend, toss the losers and back the winners. 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-The Golden Cross strategy is a long term, high risk trading strategy designed to buy into strong upward trends. 
- 
-It employs a triple cross buy strategy that includes a Golden Cross combined with both positive DCA (Anti-DCA) to improve position size on winning trades and negative DCA where the uptrend pattern breaks down. The strategy makes use of a stop loss to toss losing trades early and avoid falling knives if the trend reverse quickly or if negative DCA recovery is not possible. ​ 
-Trailing is turned off to ensure we buy into the upward trend as early as possible and sell as soon as there is a trend reversal. 
-It looks for a reversal of the short term trend indicator to determine if the upward trend has completed its cycle. 
- 
-**PLEASE NOTE:** This is a HIGH RISK strategy that relies on strong upward trends 
-and bullish sentiment in the market. It makes use of a STOP LOSS to prevent 
-significant losses from the potential to catch a falling knife when the upward 
-trend reverses quickly. The possibility exists that you could lose some or all 
-of your investment capital and therefore you should not invest money that you 
-cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all risks associated with 
-investing / trading in cryptocurrency and should seek professional financial 
-advice from an independent,​ competent, licensed accountant or financial advisor. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works best in Bull market conditions when volatility is at its highest. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a long term bullish upward trend with a Golden Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = GOLDENCROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.05 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Can we confirm a long term bullish upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = LONGTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term bullish upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 0.05 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Is the price of the pair rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 0.10 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong sell signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value = 100.01 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value_limit = 69.9 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value_limit = 69.9 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bearish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value_limit = -20 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off to ensure we get out of the trade as soon as the upward trend reverses 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a long term bullish upward trend with a Golden Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = GOLDENCROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.05 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Look for a small dip to buy 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -20 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bearish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value_limit = -20 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type=GROW 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Define our own named indicators 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-GOLDENCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-GOLDENCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_slow_length = 200 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-LONGTERMTREND_cross_candles = 288 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-LONGTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-LONGTERMTREND_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-LONGTERMTREND_slow_length = 55 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_cross_candles = 144 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_slow_length = 13 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you pick good trading pairs with high volatility See the Frequently Asked Questions for [[default_settings#​Picking_Good_Trading_Pairs|how to pick good trading pairs]]. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-\\ 
-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
-==== Spanish Cross ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Slow and Steady, Wins the Race 
- 
-The intent of these settings is to create a set and forget closed loop system that buys trading pairs on an upward trend and takes them through a trading workflow designed to maximise profits throughout the entire trade cycle. 
- 
-The idea being to back the winners and toss the losers quickly. 
- 
-It is not that quick though, it does take time depending on market conditions at the time, but it has proven a profitable strategy during testing. 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-“Spanish Cross” is an advanced strategy and as such you are best to run it in a test bot and understand it fully before enabling it in a live trading bot.  
- 
-The Spanish Cross strategy is a long term, low risk trading strategy designed to scalp profits from small upward trends. So even though you may be in a Bear market and there are long term downward trends this strategy picks up profits from the small upward trends that occur as the trading pairs retrace upward and then drop again. 
- 
-This strategy can also be used to clear long term deep DCA logs via a dilution method it introduces that is described below. 
- 
-**Stage 1 of the workflow is the Pairs Log:** 
- 
-The buy strategy purchases trading pairs on a bullish upward trend so these pairs typically start out negative usually like -1 to -2 dollars or less. They then start to go into positive territory. If bullish market conditions prevail you wind up with a screen of all green trading pairs. 
-This potentially gives you more capital to trade with as they sell off out of the Pairs log.  
-If they fail to sell off out of the Pairs log, Stage 3 of the workflow will pick them up and deal with them. 
- 
-**Stage 2 of the workflow is the DCA log:** 
- 
-DCA in this strategy is used primarily to do Positive DCA. 
- 
-If you are lucky some of these trading pairs in the Pairs Log will exceed the Pairs profit target and at 4% profit will go into [[default_settings#​positive_dca_aka_anti-dca_or_anti-martingale|Positive DCA (Anti-DCA or Anti-Martingale)]] and attempts to improve profits by backing the winners and increasing our position size on the trade. Those pairs that do go into Positive DCA and do a DCA buy will initially show as a loss in the DCA log as DCA is buying into an uptrend, so the average cost increases, but these pairs will go green and sell off if the bullish uptrend continues. 
- 
-Note Positive DCA may put the pair at a temporary loss as it increases your average cost. If the upward trend continues the trading pair should quickly recover from this loss or it will attempt to DCA in the normal manner to reduce its average cost and hopefully bring it back into profit. ​ 
- 
-Any trading pair that doesn'​t sell or can't be recovered will be picked up by Stage 3 of the workflow which tosses the losing trades using Pending Orders. 
- 
-It is also using [[default_settings#​purchase_same_number_of_coins_per_dca_level|Purchase same number of coins per level]] for the DCA buys. 
- 
-**Stage 3 of the workflow is the Pending Orders loop:** 
- 
-Any pairs that do not sell at any stage of the trade workflow will get picked up every 4 hours by the Pending Orders loop. 
-The Pending Orders settings create pending Limit Orders on the exchange at a target price equal to the GAIN percentage you set. 
- 
-Because the pending orders are sitting on the exchange they will start to be picked up and sold clearing them over time and thus providing a dilution of the pairs that haven'​t previously sold. This automated dilution method is unlike other dilution methods where pairs get broken down into tiny portions, i.e. 1/25th, and those tiny portions are manually sold off individually. 
- 
-As a result of these exchange sales of the pending orders you will start to see your Trading Balance get increased at random intervals as these sales occur. 
- 
-Alternatively the bot continues to buy pairs, some of which are the same trading pairs that are sitting on the exchange as pending orders. ​ 
- 
-The bot will look at the combined profit of both the recently purchased pair and the pending order and if this exceeds 0.25% these trading pairs pending orders will be canceled and the pairs combined to sell off at a profit in the Pairs Log. This allows those trading pairs to be recorded in the Sales Log.  
- 
-This dilution method relies on having sufficient capital to keep purchasing pairs so that the Pending pairs will clear over time as more of that pair are purchased and sold. So stage 1 combined with stages 2 and 3 provide this working capital over time without the need to inject fresh funding to keep this closed loop system working. 
- 
-It stops the trading pairs sitting around in the DCA log doing nothing and stopping you from trading by tying up all your funds. 
- 
-Following this the trade workflow completes and the closed loop repeats. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-Whilst this strategy works in all market conditions, it is best for a bull market. ​ 
- 
-It will accumulate coins in Pending Orders, particularly during a downtrend. If you are concerned about the coins it is accumulating you can specify a whitelist of coins you want to accumulate. 
- 
-It also will not work well if you have a low budget. You have to be able to bankroll it in the same way you need to do for DCA. See Strategy Notes on running DCA Calculator. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-The Pairs buy strategy uses a short term EMACROSS indicator to track the upward trend. It looks for price rises on pairs using EMAGAIN. It then confirms the strength of the rise with STOCH and RSI indicators. 
- 
-Trailing is turned off to ensure we buy into the upward trend as soon as it is recognised. 
- 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term Bullish upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Is the price rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 20.0 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong sell signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 29.9 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 100.0 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 29.9 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-GAIN is used to sell as soon as the current price goes above the GAIN threshold you set. 
-The Pairs Sell strategy uses a short term EMACROSS indicator to confirm we still have a bullish upward trend. 
-Smart Trailing is used with a type of GROW to ensure we maximise profits prior to the sale of the trading pair. 
- 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bullish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Trailing is on to ensure we maximise profits 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term bullish upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Is the price rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 20.0 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong sell signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = 29.9 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value = 100.0 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value_limit = 29.9 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-# 
-# Positive DCA triggers 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_1 = 5 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_2 = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_3 = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_4 = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_5 = -1 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bullish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = SHORTTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 1 
-# 
-# Define our own named indicators 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_cross_candles = 144 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_slow_length = 13 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-See the Frequently Asked Questions below regarding the [[default_settings#​The_2_period_RSI|2 period RSI oscillator]] used by this strategy 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The trick to using Spanish Cross effectively is a whitelist, only you can decide what goes into your whitelist of trading pairs. Only trade coins that you don't mind holding - because they will accumulate over time. 
-  * One tweak you can do to the Spanish Cross settings is to set the pending to trigger at a loss amount, rather than a time setting. A suggested option would be to set the loss amount to -4. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
-  * Spanish Cross makes use of Pending Orders. A Pair in the Pending Orders exists solely on the exchange you are trading on. The bot has nothing to do with it.  You can no longer count the trading pairs as part of your holdings as you have created a Limit Sell Order at your GAIN price and have in effect given them to the exchange to sell them for you on your behalf. ​ If you check your funds on the exchange you will see that the exchange considers them as "In Order" until they are either cancelled or sold off. If sold off you will be given the proceeds of the sale in the base currency you are trading in less the exchange fees. The bot will however monitor any Pending Order it creates. We have the DEFAULT_combined_cancel_pending_trigger in pairs.properties and its equivalent in DCA.properties set in order to attempt to cancel the pending orders and return them to the pairs/dca log if combined profit of current trades for the same trading pairs reaching 0.25%. 
-  * Spanish Cross makes use of the DEFAULT_combined_cancel_pending_trigger to attempt to cancel pending sales and return them to the pairs/dca log if combined profit reaches the set level. In our case 0.25%  If the Pending Order didn't cancel and the coin sold off from Pairs or DCA then it is likely that the combined profit didn't reach that trigger point. Alternatively the Coin may have sold off before the Pending Order got cancelled in which case the Pending Order would have been recreated. 
-  * If you are trading on the Bittrex exchange, please note that Bittrex has a policy of canceling any orders older than 28 days. 
-  * As this strategy uses Pending Orders you need to upgrade ProfitTrailer to 2.1.8 or beyond. We recommend you always upgrade to the latest version in any case. 
- 
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- 
-==== The Three Amigos ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-VIVA LOS AMIGOS 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy is based on three of our ProfitTrailer users requests / suggestions in the strategy channel on the support discord. Frankensteiner suggested to buy on a bearish cross and sell on a bullish cross. DAOBrownie suggested using the MACD to do the same. And Thys suggested that the BBWIDTH would help with oscillating / sideways markets. So I thought I would put them all together and form a new strategy for everyone. 
- 
-Now I just happened to be watching a rerun of a particular Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short movie at the time, hence the name of this strategy. Together they are the Three Amigos, all for one and every man for himself :-) 
- 
-**On the Buy Side:** 
- 
-So the Strategy buys on an uptrend using the Frankensteiner Cross, it uses the DOABrownie MACD to confirm this uptrend and Thys BBWIDTH to test the strength of the uptrend. 
- 
-I added EMAGAIN, STOCH, and RSI.  
- 
-This strategy does not use DCA for pairs that wont sell, instead it puts pairs that have reached -3% into Pending Orders to clear them over time. It relies on having sufficient capital to keep purchasing pairs so that the Pending pairs will clear over time as more of that pair are purchased and sold. 
- 
-If the profit target is exceeded this strategy uses positive DCA (Anti-DCA) at a 5% profit target in order to improve profits by backing the winners and increasing our position size on the trade. It will toss the losing trades using Pending Orders. ​ 
- 
-If the upward trend continues the trading pair should quickly recover from this loss or we will attempt to DCA in the normal manner to reduce its average cost and hopefully bring it back into profit or move it to a pending order if we cant recover it. 
- 
-Make sure to avoid getting overextended by using the DCA calculator we provide to workout max trading pairs and initial cost settings to suit your trading budget. Ensure you can cover at least 4 levels of DCA for all your trading pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The DCA calculator also ensure you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
-Trailing buy is turned off to ensure we buy into the upward trend as soon as it is recognised. 
- 
-**On the Sell Side:** 
- 
-GAIN is used to sell as soon as the current price goes above the GAIN threshold 
-you set.  
- 
-It uses a short term EMACROSS and trailing GROW to maximise the profit. 
- 
-The DCA sales strategy is different to the Pairs sell strategy as with Pairs we are 
-trying to get the pairs to go into DCA so we make it harder to sell as it is going up. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy while it works in all market conditions is best suited to a bull market. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term Bullish upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = FRANKENSTEINERCROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 100.1 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = DOABROWNIEMACD 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 0.000005000 
-# 
-# BBands width 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy_label = THYSBBWIDTH 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = BBWIDTH 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 2.0 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 0.01 
-# 
-# Is the price rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = EMAGAIN 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 5000.0 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong sell signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_E_buy_value_limit = 49.9 
-# 
-# Do we have a strong sell signal 
-# 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value_limit = 69.9 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-# buy_on_first_signal can be used to switch a strategy back to false a few seconds after it enters the buy zone and becomes true, giving a limited buy opportunity. 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_on_first_signal = false 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bullish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = FRANKENSTEINERCROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = -100.1 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy_label = DOABROWNIEMACD 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Trailing is on to ensure we maximise profits 
-# 
-# Set the type of trailing you want to use DEFAULT, GROW, SHRINK 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Is the price rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 29.9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Do we have a Bullish Cross? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = FRANKENSTEINERCROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = -100.01 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
-# 
-# Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define how many candles to look back 
-BB_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-SMA_cross_candles = 12 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines 
-SMA_candle_period = 14400 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. 
-SMA_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. 
-SMA_slow_length = 200 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the Stochastics time frame (in candles) used by all STOCH calculations 
-STOCH_length = 14 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 1 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 1 
-# 
-STOCHRSID_candle_period = 900 
-STOCHRSID_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSID_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSID_K = 3 
-STOCHRSID_D = 3 
-# 
-STOCHRSIK_candle_period = 900 
-STOCHRSIK_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSIK_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSIK_K = 3 
-# 
-STOCHRSICROSS_candle_period = 900 
-STOCHRSICROSS_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSICROSS_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSICROSS_K = 3 
-STOCHRSICROSS_D = 3 
-STOCHRSICROSS_cross_candles = 2 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-MACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-MACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-MACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-MACD_signal = 9 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate OBV. 
-OBV_candle_period = 300 
-# Total count of candles used to calculate the OBV values, e.g. 15 means we have 15 OBV values 
-OBV_length = 50 
-# The number (integer) of the first OBV value used for the calculation of the percentage change. 
-OBV_signal = 1 
-# 
-# Define our own named indicators 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-GOLDENCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-GOLDENCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_slow_length = 200 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-DEATHCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-DEATHCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-DEATHCROSS_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-DEATHCROSS_slow_length = 100 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-LONGTERMTREND_cross_candles = 288 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-LONGTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-LONGTERMTREND_fast_length = 21 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-LONGTERMTREND_slow_length = 55 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_cross_candles = 144 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-SHORTTERMTREND_slow_length = 13 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FRANKENSTEINERCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FRANKENSTEINERCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FRANKENSTEINERCROSS_fast_length = 3 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FRANKENSTEINERCROSS_slow_length = 12 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-THYSBBWIDTH_candle_period = 300 
-# Standard Deviation 
-THYSBBWIDTH_std = 2.5 
-# Define how many candles to look back 
-THYSBBWIDTH_length = 5 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-DOABROWNIEMACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-DOABROWNIEMACD_fast_length = 12 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-DOABROWNIEMACD_slow_length = 26 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-DOABROWNIEMACD_signal = 9 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * If you want to speed up the sales and just scalp without trying for the higher profits just remove the EMACROSS and MACD and just leave the GAIN in Pairs sell strategy 
-  * Positive DCA may put the pair at a temporary loss as it increases your average cost. The pending threshold in DCA compared with Pairs is larger for that reason. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-==== Connors 2RSI ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Fewer Trades, Better Quality 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy implements the Connors 2 Period RSI Pullback strategy. 
- 
-Pullback trading is one of the most popular forms of trading amongst traders. 
-It has been used in the Forex, Options, Equity and Commodities markets for many 
-years by both Day Traders and Swing Traders alike. 
- 
-A pullback, also referred to as a retracement or consolidation,​ is a small temporary 
-fall in a trading pairs price from its peak in a prevailing upward trend. 
- 
-This strategy is based on 20 years of backtesting data done in the financial markets by 
-Laurence A. Connors in his book titled How Markets Work - a quantitive guide to 
-Stock Market behaviour. In his subsequent books entitled the Connors Research 
-Trading Strategy Series he describes the 2 Period RSI Pullback strategy. 
-[[default_settings#​the_2_period_rsi|Details on their research can be found here]]. 
- 
-The strategy consists of 9 basic rules, some of which we cannot directly reproduce, 
-so we have had to adapt these rules to suit ProfitTrailer'​s current capabilities and for 
-intraday trading as follows: 
- 
-  - The trading pair must be in a long term uptrend according to the 200 day moving average; 
-  - The trading pair must have high volume; 
-  - The trading pair must have good volatility according to the 100 day moving average; 
-  - The trading pair must be in a strong uptrend; 
-  - The trading pair is currently down in price; 
-  - The trading pairs price must be down at least a defined percentage; 
-  - The 2 period RSI must be below 20; 
-  - Buy on a lower intraday price opportunity;​ 
-  - Exit the trade when the 2 period RSI is over 70. 
- 
-You will need to purchase his books to see the original rules if you want to compare these. 
- 
-This strategy makes use of the same Pending Orders and Positive DCA that the Spanish Cross strategy introduced so please refer to the [[default_settings#​spanish_cross|Spanish Cross documentation here]] for how the 3 stage closed loop process works. 
-Whilst this new strategy uses the same 3 stage closed loop process, it’s triggers for entry and exit to these stages are different to those of the Spanish Cross strategy. 
- 
-Read the strategy notes below to understand how Pending Orders are now being used to add to your position sizes. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This is an advanced strategy best suited to a Bear or oscillating / sideways market but will work in all market conditions. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Rule 1. The trading pair must be in a long term uptrend according to the 200 day moving average; 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = GOLDENCROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Rule 2. The trading pair must have high volume; 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = STOCHRSIK 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 20 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Rule 3. The trading pair must have good volatility according to teh 100 day moving average; 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy_label = DEATHCROSS 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Rule 4. The trading pair must be in a strong uptrend; 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy_label = CONNORSCROSS 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Rule 5. The trading pair is currently down in price; 
-# Rule 6. The trading pairs price must be down at least a defined percentage; 
-# 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_strategy = LOSS 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_F_buy_value_limit = -2.0 
-# 
-# Rule 7. The 2 period RSI must be below 20 
-# 
-DEFAULT_G_buy_strategy_label = CONNORSRSI 
-DEFAULT_G_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_G_buy_value = 20 
-DEFAULT_G_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Rule 8. Buy on a lower intraday price opportunity;​ 
-# 
-DEFAULT_H_buy_strategy = STOCHRSID 
-DEFAULT_H_buy_value = 20 
-DEFAULT_H_buy_value_limit = 0 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = CONNORSMACD 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Rule 9. Exit the trade when the 2 period RSI is over 70. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy_label = CONNORSRSI 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = 69.9 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value_limit = 100.1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off to sell based on the rules above 
-# 
-# Set the type of trailing you want to use DEFAULT, GROW, SHRINK 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = CONNORSMACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Is the price rising? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy_label = CONNORSRSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 29.9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 0 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are following an upward trend 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = CONNORSMACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Rule 9. Exit the trade when the 2 period RSI is over 70. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy_label = CONNORSRSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = 69.9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value_limit = 100.1 
-# 
-# Trailing should take us to the peak of the trade cycle 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.25 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# CONNORS 2RSI INDICATORS 
-# 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 1. The trading pair must be in a long term uptrend according to the 200 day moving average; 
-# 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-GOLDENCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-GOLDENCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-GOLDENCROSS_slow_length = 200 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 2. The trading pair must have high volume; 
-# 
-# Define the candle size (in seconds) used to calculate STOCHRSIK 
-STOCHRSIK_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used to calculate the STOCHRSIK (Max 500) 
-STOCHRSIK_rsi_length = 2 
-# Define the stoch time frame (in candles) used to calculate the STOCHRSIK (Max 500) 
-STOCHRSIK_stoch_length = 5 
-# Define the time period to be used to calculate the K divergence when using STOCHRSIK 
-STOCHRSIK_K = 3 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 3. The trading pair must have good volatility according to teh 100 day moving average; 
-# 
- 
-# 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-DEATHCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-DEATHCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-DEATHCROSS_fast_length = 50 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-DEATHCROSS_slow_length = 100 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 4. The trading pair must be in a strong uptrend; 
-# 
- 
-# 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-CONNORSCROSS_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-CONNORSCROSS_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-CONNORSCROSS_fast_length = 20 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-CONNORSCROSS_slow_length = 50 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 5. The trading pair is currently down in price; 
-# Rule 6. The trading pairs price must be down at least a defined percentage; 
-# 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 7. The 2 period RSI must be below 20 
-# Rule 9. Exit the trade when the 2 period RSI is over 70. 
-# 
- 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-CONNORSRSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-CONNORSRSI_length = 2 
- 
-# 
-# Rule 8. Buy on a lower intraday price opportunity;​ 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCHRSID. 
-STOCHRSID_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used to calculate the STOCHRSID strategies. (Max 500) 
-STOCHRSID_rsi_length = 2 
-# Define the stoch time frame (in candles) used to calculate the STOCHRSID strategies. (Max 500) 
-STOCHRSID_stoch_length = 5 
-# Define the time period to be used to calculate the K divergence 
-STOCHRSID_K = 3 
-# Define the time period to be used to calculate the D divergence 
-STOCHRSID_D = 3 
- 
-# 
-# Supporting the Rules 
-# 
- 
-# 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the MACD lines. 
-CONNORSMACD_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast MACD line. 
-CONNORSMACD_fast_length = 13 
-# Define the MA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow MACD line. 
-CONNORSMACD_slow_length = 21 
-# Define the time frame (in days) of the EMA (Exponential Moving Average) of the MACD 
-CONNORSMACD_signal = 3 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * This strategy will work slowly but diligently to pick good quality trading pairs based on 8 separate rules, so patience is needed to let the bot do this in a Bear or oscillating/​sideways market. 
-  * This strategy relies on having working capital so bigger but fewer, better quality trades. 
-  * Why is the Golden Cross (50/200) indicator using the 5 minute chart timeframe? ​ The short answer: The Connors 2RSI strategy looks to take advantage of Intraday fear by stalking pullbacks. The long answer: ​ Day traders commonly use smaller time periods like the 5 minute and 15 minute charts to *stalk* intra-day golden cross breakouts as entries to trades. Stalking is when you use a longer term trade setup and look at that same trade setup on a shorter time frame to pick up quick moves (trade entries / exits), ​ in this case pullbacks (a result of Intraday Fear) which can happen quite quickly. Part of the reason they use smaller timeframes is they are trying to avoid falling knives (large pullbacks that happen extremely quickly). The Golden Cross (50/200) indicator is the most widely used indicator amongst hedge funds / institutional traders, in fact if you look at the finance news on TV most likely they will be showing a daily chart with the golden cross showing. ​ Its the best long term trend indicator you can use.  The Connors 2RSI Day Trading strategy is a real-world trading strategy in use today by many traders. It is based on the rules in Larry Connors book and is my interpretation of his 9 rules and ProfitTrailers capabilities at the time it was created. ​ We are not able to completely replicate his strategy at present but we have a working strategy that is as close as possible right now.  As with all the example trading strategies we provide these are just a starting point to get you going and show what is possible with ProfitTrailer. ​ You are free to change the timing of the indicator to suit your trading style. 
-  * Pending Order triggers are set negative to allow trading pairs to return to Pairs Log earlier when that trading pair is bought again. This provides capital to the bot to take bigger trades. So don't overextend on your initial purchase price. Start small and see the effect the pending log has on adding to your position sizes. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
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- 
-==== Fibonacci Day Trader ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Trade Support and Resistance 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy uses the 38.2% and the 61.8% (aka Golden Ratio or Golden Mean) Fibonacci retracement levels. It creates the equivalent of a Fibonacci Fan by forming Fibonacci channels stretching from an origin point (the trade entry). 
- 
-**Background** 
- 
-In Mathematics,​ the Fibonacci numbers are: 0 , 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, ... 
-each number is the sum of the previous 2 numbers. If you divide one number by the previous number, you get 1.618, also known as the Golden Ratio. 
- 
-The man who is credited with discovering this number sequence is Leonardo Fibonacci. His real name was Leonardo Pisano Bogollo, and he lived between 1170 and 1250 in Italy. "​Fibonacci"​ was actually his nickname, which roughly means "Son of Bonacci",​ some historian in the 1800's used his nickname and ever since he has been known as Fibonacci. He was allegedly trying to work out how many rabbits he could breed when he found the sequence. The real truth is this number sequence had been discovered in India centuries before he discovered this. 
- 
-**Use in Trading Financial Markets** 
- 
-In any case the Fibonacci sequence has been widely adopted in the financial markets and trading community. 
- 
-To use Fibonacci numbers for trading we want to think of these as retracement levels, so to do that the Fibonacci levels we are using are not numbers that form naturally in the sequence. Instead they are derivatives of the Fibonacci sequence. We derive these from the calculation of two numbers. i.e. 13/34 = .382 and 55/89 = .6179 or .618 (The Golden Ratio). ​ 
- 
-One thing you will notice with financial charting software Retracement Tools is they also include .500, even though 50% is not one of the ratios as well as 0% and 100%. The 0% and 100% represent the low and high used to create the retracement levels. The levels are calculated in relation to the vertical distance between high and low. The 50% ratio has nothing to do with Fibonacci, it is based on Dow Theory which says a trend has a good chance of continuing once there has been a 50% retracement. 
- 
-The theory behind Fibonacci retracement levels is that if a stock has fallen and bounces back up, you’d see resistance at the Fibonacci levels above the low. Likewise if a stock has shot up over a period of time and starts to pull back, there will be support at the Fibonacci levels below the high. 
- 
-The market generally respects the fibonacci sequence price levels however there are no guarantees they will and there are times when the market will totally ignore the resistance lines and the price will push higher than expected. ​ 
- 
-**How we will use it for this strategy** 
- 
-Whilst ProfitTrailer does not have direct support for Fibonacci levels we can easily simulate this.  
- 
-To do this we make use of indicators, strategy labels and the EMACROSS strategy to create the equivalent of a Fibonacci Fan by forming Fibonacci channels stretching from an origin point (our trade entry). 
- 
-If you plot this on a chart using 4 Exponential Moving Average lines you will see they form channels of support where the price will bounce up off and resistance where the price will bounce down off. 
- 
-We use .618 as support and .382 as the main resistance points we are interested in. 
- 
-What does this look like, well below is a typical trade made using this strategy and it shows the Fibonacci Fan. Now remember, we are buying into an uptrend and where you enter that uptrend may be well after the start of the uptrend so actual results will vary: 
- 
-{{ :​fibdaytrade.png?​direct&​600 |}} 
- 
-**Why do we want to do this?** 
- 
-We are looking for high probability trades, that is trades that have a higher probability of turning into winning trades. Previous support and resistance levels make for good trade entry and exit points respectively. 
- 
-Given we know that a lot of traders in the market make use of the Fibonacci Retracement tool in their chosen charting software, they too will be looking to enter and exit on these Fibonacci levels. Some traders also use the Fibonacci Retracement tool to determine their stop losses. This means there is a good chance of some high volatility around those price levels. 
- 
-Now lets look at that example trade again using the Fibonacci Retracement tool in TradingView and you will see the volatility around the Fibonacci levels in this case primarily around .382: 
- 
-{{ :​fibdaytraderetracement.png?​direct&​600 |}} 
- 
-In the example above you can see the price jumps up at the start of the trade to the .5 level and then it hits resistance at the .382 level. It then breaks through the resistance and .382 now becomes a support level until it hits our first fan line (red) when it then bounces up again through the .236 line and up towards the 0%.  
- 
-The bears then take control and it drops down to our second fan line (green) at the .382 level which we now know is a support line so the chances are that it is likely to bounce up from here which it does and follows our fan line along for some time. 
- 
-Then the bears take control again and the support breaks at which point the price hits our third fan line (orange) and we exit the trade. ​ 
- 
-The price then continues down breaking through to our fourth fan line (yellow) and bounces up again briefly before breaking through the yellow line and finding support at the 50% mark. At this point it bounces back up and presents us with another trade opportunity. Can you see how this works now? 
- 
-There are no guarantees that price will bounce from those levels but the likelihood is high they will given the other traders interest around them. 
- 
-Remember that trading is all about probabilities,​ so anything you can do to increase the likelihood of taking higher probability trades will increase your chances of coming out ahead in the long run. 
- 
-**On the buy side:** 
- 
-First, we need to choose the uptrend that will serve as the basis of our Fibonacci ​ 
-projections. We use the golden ratio of .618 for this purpose, it forms our main trend line. 
- 
-We then use the .382 to identify our entry condition. 
- 
-Our entry forms our origin point for the Fibonacci Fan.  
- 
- 
-**On the sell side:** 
- 
-We want to follow a trading pair along its journey in an upward trend along the golden ratio. By doing so we can catch long intraday uptrends. ​ 
- 
-We then look for the retracement on the .382 to identify our exit from the trade providing our GAIN target has been met if not we let it hit support at .618 and bounce up again. 
- 
-We use Pending Orders to catch any trading pair that breaks support at .618 and continues to fail and goes below -10%. 
- 
-Our profit targets are set higher to reflect these longer upward trends with max profit set to 20% and take profit set to 10% and we use positive DCA at 5% to help push profits higher. ​ 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy relies on having strong upward trends and therefore works best in a Bull market but will work in all market conditions albeit much slower. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term uptrend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_55_89 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 30 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term buy signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 30 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are buying into an uptrend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Do we have a sell signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the sell signal to be the instant the cross happens from uptrend to downtrend. 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the cross happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# We bought into an uptrend but now weel look to see if we 
-# are we heading towards the lower bollinger band? 
-# We are trying to reduce the impact of positive DCA buys on Profit% 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = LOWBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 55 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -50 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Do we have a sell signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the sell signal to be the instant the cross happens from uptrend to downtrend. 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the cross happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# FIBONACCI DAY TRADER INDICATORS 
-# 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34_fast_length = 13 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_13_34_slow_length = 34 
- 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_55_89_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_55_89_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_55_89_fast_length = 55 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_DAYTRADER_55_89_slow_length = 89 
- 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define the standard deviation used by all BB calculation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used by all BB calculation (Max 500) 
-BB_Length = 20 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_fast_length = 2 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is patience as it depends on the market conditions prevalent at the time as we are looking for strong uptrends, Bear and sideways markets will be slow due to low volatility. ​ 
-  * Apart from patience you will need the ability to hold your nerve, these trades rely on strong upward trends and will take longer than you may be used too to complete the buying and selling for the trade. ​ 
-  * Also it can get tempting to sell a trading pair that has a high profit percentage but you need to have patience and hold on and wait for it to complete the trade. ​ 
-  * One aspect you may want to change is the timeframes I have tested this on multiple timeframes, 5 min, 15 min and 30 min bearing in mind this is meant to be an intraday strategy. It works fine on all these timeframes albeit much slower at higher timeframes. Note it is already pretty slow at 5 min with trades potentially lasting all day. To adjust the timing just change the Indicators candle periods so 300 (5 mins) would become 900 (15 min) for example. You just need to make sure the exchange you are on supports timings here: https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=exchanges ​ Nothing else in settings needs to change. ​ 
-  * Make sure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
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- 
-==== Fibonacci Swing Trader ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Ride the long tail trends 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-See the [[default_settings#​fibonacci_day_trader|Fibonacci Day Trader Strategy]] above for a detailed explanations on the basic premise of the use of Fibonacci levels in this strategy.\\ 
- 
-This strategy takes that original strategy a step further by exploiting the long term trends. It picks trading pairs that in a long term uptrend and buys into that trend.\\ 
- 
-Unlike the original [[default_settings#​fibonacci_day_trader|Fibonacci Day Trader Strategy]], this strategy makes use of MACD crosses instead of EMA crosses. It does this so we can take advantage of the signal line and extend it to cover the long term trends, most strategies will use a 9 day moving average of the MACD Line, we extend that to a 50 day moving average. ​ 
- 
-The 50 day moving average is used by institutional traders to look at long term trends, usually along with the 100 or 200 day moving. We use the Fibonacci levels for the long term trend values instead of the these more traditional moving averages. 
- 
-It uses MACD (144/233) as the main means of confirming the upward trend.\\ 
- 
-It uses another MACD (21/55) as the trade entry signal looking to buy into a strong upward trend. ie. buy into strength.\\ 
- 
-It then looks to ride the long term trend for as long as it lasts, that can be minutes, hours or days depending on the prevailing market conditions.\\ 
- 
-It uses another MACD (13/34) as the trade exit signal to sell when the long term trend starts to weaken.\\ 
- 
-Here is an example of a large swing over time and the MACD's used showing the crossovers with the yellow circles:\\ 
-{{ :​fibonacciswing.png?​direct&​600 |}} 
- 
-It takes advantage of Positive DCA but with a limit of just 1 additional buy level. 
- 
-It also uses Pending Orders to cover scenarios where there is a strong pullback from the prevailing upward trend. ​ 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-While this strategy will work in all market conditions where small upward trends exist. As it is based on upward trends it will work best in a Bull Market. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term uptrend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Do we have a short term buy signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are buying into an uptrend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term uptrend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Do we have a sell signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the sell signal to be the instant the cross happens from uptrend to downtrend. 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the cross happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# We bought into an uptrend but now weel look to see if we 
-# are we heading towards the upper bollinger band? 
-# We are trying to reduce the impact of positive DCA buys on Profit% 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 15 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -50 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = 5 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term uptrend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = 1 
-# 
-# Do we have a sell signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy_label = FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = -0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value_limit = -1 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we want the sell signal to be the instant the cross happens from uptrend to downtrend. 
-# We use GAIN to force the trading pair through its cycle if the cross happens before the GAIN is reached. 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# FIBONACCI SWING TRADER INDICATORS 
-# 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34_fast_length = 13 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34_slow_length = 34 
- 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_13_34_signal = 50 
- 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55_fast_length = 21 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55_slow_length = 55 
- 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_21_55_signal = 50 
- 
-#Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233_cross_candles = 500 
-#Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233_candle_period = 300 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233_fast_length = 144 
-#Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233_slow_length = 233 
- 
-FIBONACCI_SWINGTRADER_144_233_signal = 50 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define the standard deviation used by all BB calculation 
-BB_std = 2 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used by all BB calculation (Max 500) 
-BB_Length = 20 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_fast_length = 2 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is patience as it depends on the market conditions prevalent at the time as we are looking for strong uptrends, Bear and sideways markets will be slow due to low volatility. 
-  * Apart from patience you will need the ability to hold your nerve, these trades rely on strong upward trends and will take longer than you may be used too to complete the buying and selling for the trade. 
-  * Also it can get tempting to sell a trading pair that has a high profit percentage but you need to have patience and hold on and wait for it to complete the trade. 
-  * Make sure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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- 
-==== Signals Template ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Signals trading example 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy provides a free basic template for use with SIGNALS. 
- 
-If you are using one of the approved third party Signals Providers then check with them to see if they also provide a ProfitTrailer Signals Template for use with their signals. 
- 
-For details on how signals work refer to the [[https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=signals|Signals page in the Wiki.]] 
- 
-This template provides: 
- 
-  * a trailing stop loss that follows your gain at 3% and triggers on a 1% drop; 
-  * a maximum profit of 20% with a 10% take profit with a 10 minute timeout; 
-  * take profit safety arm at 0.8 and take profit safety fire at 0.5 to maximise returns; and 
-  * Trailing is turned on for both Buy and Sell strategies to maximise returns. 
- 
-All these settings can be changed to suit your trading style and risk aversion level. 
- 
-If you are using the TradingView integration,​ we also provide a free example [[https://​www.tradingview.com/​script/​FbAWY9YV-ProfitTrailer-Example-TradingView-Signals-v2019-01-31/​|TradingView script]] that can be used in conjunction with this ProfitTrailer Signals Template. ​ The TradingView Signals script comes with the PineScript source code to get you going with the new SIGNALS and TradingView Integration functionality. You can use this as a starting point to creating your own TradingView Signals script for your own trading strategies. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in all market conditions supported by your chosen Signals. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# We wait for a Buy SIGNAL to be sent before buying 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = SIGNAL 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# We wait for a Sell SIGNAL to be sent before selling 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = SIGNAL 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on so we can chase the profits as far as they will go 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# We wait for a DCA Buy SIGNAL to be sent before buying 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = SIGNAL 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we overbought or close to being overbought right now? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = SIGNAL 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on so we can chase the profits as far as they will go 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = GROW 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
- 
-SIGNALS works like any other strategy and can be combined with other buy/sell strategies like GAIN is used above. 
- 
-The other buy/sell strategies you combine with SIGNALS may rely on indicators but see the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] page for details. 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * This strategy template requires Version 2.2.x of ProfitTrailer to work. 
-  * A paid signals subscription is required to use signals with ProfitTrailer. More details can be found on the [[https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=signals|Signals page in the Wiki.]] 
- 
- 
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-==== Nifty Fifty ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Follow the Professionals 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy is named after the Nifty 50 which is India'​s benchmark stock market index for their equity market but also because it makes use of the 50 period moving average and multiples thereof. 
- 
-The basic premise behind this strategy is to follow one of the professional traders tactics as follows: 
-  * professional traders look for upward trends using the 50 period SMA. They usually combine this with a 200 period SMA. 
-  * once they identify a strong upward trend they will buy a large position in the opposite direction to the trend. 
-  * the retail traders see this large sell off and immediately sell their positions. 
-  * when the retail traders FUD sell off gains momentum a pull back occurs. 
-  * the professional traders will then take a long position at a much lower price than they could have gotten earlier. 
-  * the professional traders then follow the upward trend and remain in the trade until the trend changes to maximise their profits. 
- 
-This strategy also makes use of a compressed timeframe Bollinger Band to highlight potential entry and exit areas in a similar way to the way Connors 2 period RSI compresses time. 
- 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy relies on finding strong upward trends so while it will work in all market conditions it is best used in a Bull Market. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy_label = LONGTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = SMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Do we have a pullback as a buy signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Are we at the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = -10 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = -150 
-# 
-# Are we currently overbought? (reverse of normal buy value of 30 as we are buying into into a pullback on a prevailing upward trend) 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 100 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on as we are buying into a pullback on a prevailing upward trend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 0.5 
-# 
-# Are we seeing an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = TRADEEXIT 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Are we near the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = -10 
-# 
-# Are we oversold? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_D_sell_value = 90 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we in a long term upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = LONGTERMTREND 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = SMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Do we have a pullback as a buy signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = -30 
-# 
-# Are we at the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value = -10 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_buy_value_limit = -150 
-# 
-# Are we currently overbought? (reverse of normal buy value of 30 as we are buying into into a pullback on a prevailing upward trend) 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value = 100 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_buy_value_limit = 50 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = -1 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = -1 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 0.5 
-# 
-# Are we seeing an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = TRADEEXIT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = EMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Are we near the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_DCA_C_sell_value = -10 
-# 
-# Are we oversold? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_D_sell_value = 90 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# NIFTY FIFTY INDICATORS 
-# 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look 
-BB_length = 10 
-# Bollinger Band Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 300 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEENTRY_cross_candles = 240 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEENTRY_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_slow_length = 50 
- 
-#​TRADEENTRY_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEEXIT_cross_candles = 240 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEEXIT_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_slow_length = 50 
- 
-#​TRADEEXIT_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the SMA lines just crossed. 
-LONGTERMTREND_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the SMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-LONGTERMTREND_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast SMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_fast_length = 100 
-# Define the SMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow SMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_slow_length = 200 
- 
-#​LONGTERMTREND_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to look at the PDHIGH, note exchange API must support this timing 
-PDHIGH_candle_period = 300 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the HMA lines just crossed. 
-HMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the HMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-HMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_fast_length = 7 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_slow_length = 14 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the DEMA lines just crossed. 
-DEMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the DEMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-DEMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_fast_length = 3 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_slow_length = 7 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 300 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to identify trading pairs with strong upward trends, typically best done in a bull market but they do occur in bear markets as well just not as often. 
-  * ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
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----- 
-==== Trade Panther ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Breakout trading 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This is an intermediate trading strategy that looks for upside breakouts. 
- 
-Just for a bit of fun I called this strategy TradePanther after that movie called Anchorman whose star was a character called Ron Burgandy. So to mis-quote one of the most famous quotes from that movie...."​Trade Panther, they'​ve done studies you know, 60% of the time it works...everytime!"​ :-)   Well its not quite 60% of the time but it is close based on my testing. 
- 
-This strategy isn't fast (particularly in a Bear market), it will take time to find pairs that are about to break out or are breaking out, but when it does find them it is worth it. 
- 
-**On the buy side:** 
- 
-This strategy is looking for upside breakouts, it makes use of PDHIGH and a HMACROSS to do that. 
- 
-It confirms this with RSI looking for signs of strength in the breakout. 
- 
-**On the sell side:** 
- 
-It makes use of GAIN set to 2% 
- 
-It looks for a reversal to the downside with the HMACROSS. 
- 
-When the market reverses it makes use of Pending Orders to recover those trades that retrace. ​ 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works best in a Bull Market but will work in all market conditions as even Bear markets have breakouts, unfortunately they are usually to the downside though. 
- 
-** Pending Orders and DCA ** 
- 
-Pending is used with this strategy to allow it to increase its position size and get better profits. So I don't mind if a pair goes to pending because I want it to do so. Think of it as a delayed Pairs Log.  It will combine the pair the next time it buys and they are in profit together.  ​ 
- 
-DCA is disabled by default on this strategy. If DCA is part of your Trading Plan you can enable it. DCA will allow you to buy lower in order to reduce the average cost but you need to change the settings to suit doing that. I have just set it to use the same Buy strategies as the Possible Buy log. If you are happy with that you can just enable DCA. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we seeing a potential breakout? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = PDHIGH 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 30.0 
-# 
-# Are we seeing an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = HMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Are we seeing signs of strength in the upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 50 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 20 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are buying into an uptrend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 2.0 
-# 
-# Are we seeing an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy_label = TRADEEXIT 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = HMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = -50 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we seeing a weakening of the upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = HMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = -50 
-# 
-# Are we seeing signs of weakness in the upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value = 30 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_buy_value_limit = 10 
- 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = -10 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = -10 
- 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 2 
-# 
-# Are we seeing a weaking of the upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = TRADEEXIT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = HMACROSS 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = -0.01 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = -50 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# TRADE PANTHER INDICATORS 
-# 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look 
-BB_length = 10 
-# Bollinger Band Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 3600 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEENTRY_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEENTRY_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_slow_length = 21 
- 
-#​TRADEENTRY_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEEXIT_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEEXIT_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_slow_length = 21 
- 
-#​TRADEEXIT_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-LONGTERMTREND_cross_candles = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-LONGTERMTREND_candle_period = 86400 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_fast_length = 100 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_slow_length = 200 
- 
-#​LONGTERMTREND_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to look at the PDHIGH, note exchange API must support this timing 
-PDHIGH_candle_period = 3600 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the HMA lines just crossed. 
-HMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the HMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-HMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_fast_length = 7 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_slow_length = 14 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the DEMA lines just crossed. 
-DEMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the DEMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-DEMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_fast_length = 3 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_slow_length = 7 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * Have patience, it will take time to find pairs that about to breakout or are breaking out. 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
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----- 
-==== RocketMan ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-To the moon :-) 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-This strategy is a high risk breakout trader. ​ 
- 
-It is looking for strong upside breakouts that have already started their move upward and buys into them. 
- 
-It is high risk as you run the risk of catching a falling knife by doing this but that is also offset by the potential for higher gains trading breakouts. 
- 
-**On the buy side:** 
- 
-It makes use of PDHIGH and MACD to find upside breakouts. 
- 
-It then confirms the breakout with STOCH and RSI by looking for signs of strength in the breakout. 
- 
-**On the sell side:** 
- 
-It makes use of PDHIGH to see if we are still in the upside breakout and uses GAIN to see if we hit our profit target. 
- 
-It uses HIGHBB and RSI to ensure we have reached the top of the trade cycle for this round of price action. 
- 
-It then trails the price action to ensure we maximise profits. 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works best in a Bull Market but will work in all market conditions as even Bear markets have breakouts, unfortunately they are usually to the downside though. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Are we seeing a potential breakout? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_strategy = PDHIGH 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value = 0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_A_buy_value_limit = 30.0 
-# 
-# Are we in an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_B_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Are we seeing signs of the upward trend strengthening?​ 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_strategy = STOCH 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_C_buy_value_limit = 49.9 
-# 
-# Are we seeing signs of the upward trend strengthening?​ 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value = 100.1 
-DEFAULT_D_buy_value_limit = 69.9 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned off as we are buying into an uptrend 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_buy = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_A_sell_value = 1.25 
-# 
-# Are we seeing a breakdown 
-# 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_strategy = PDHIGH 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value = -0.00000001 
-DEFAULT_B_sell_value_limit = -30.0 
-# 
-# Are we at the top of the trade cycle? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_strategy = HIGHBB 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value = -10 
-DEFAULT_C_sell_value_limit = -150 
-# 
-# Is the trend still strong? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_D_sell_strategy = RSI 
-DEFAULT_D_sell_value = 70 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Do we have a pullback as a buy signal? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy_label = TRADEENTRY 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_buy_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Set the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger = -10 
-# Set the loss % required before a DCA buy can take place when SOM is on. 
-# All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount from your average bought price. 
-SOM_DCA_buy_trigger = -10 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on to take us down to the bottom of the trade cycle 
-# 
-# Once all buy strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current ask price and begin watching. 
-# The price needs to fall and then rise by at least the percentage specified in order for a buy to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_buy_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# What is the minimum profit we want to make on this trade? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_strategy = GAIN 
-DEFAULT_DCA_A_sell_value = 0.5 
-# 
-# Are we seeing an upward trend? 
-# 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy_label = TRADEEXIT 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_strategy = MACD 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value = 0.000000001 
-DEFAULT_DCA_B_sell_value_limit = 50 
-# 
-# Trailing is turned on 
-# 
-# Once all sell strategies are true, the bot will make note of the current bid price and begin watching. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_type = DEFAULT 
-# The price needs to rise and then fall by at least the percentage specified in order for a sell to be attempted. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit = 0.01 
-# Set the number of times you want to see the price fluctuate into and out of a good trail before making the buy. 
-DEFAULT_DCA_trailing_profit_rebound_count = 0 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# ROCKETMAN INDICATORS 
-# 
- 
-# Define the source used to check prices against. Possible values (ASK, BID, CLOSE). 
-FIXEDPRICE_source = ASK 
- 
-# Always uses 5 minute candles 
-SOM_trigger_length = 288 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used by all BB calculation of ProfitTrailer. 
-BB_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define how many candles back to look 
-BB_length = 10 
-# Bollinger Band Standard Deviation 
-BB_std = 1 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEENTRY_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEENTRY_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEENTRY_slow_length = 20 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to look at the PDHIGH, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEENTRY_signal = 9 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEEXIT_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the HMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-TRADEEXIT_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_fast_length = 10 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-TRADEEXIT_slow_length = 20 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-TRADEEXIT_signal = 9 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the EMA lines just crossed. 
-LONGTERMTREND_cross_candles = 1 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-LONGTERMTREND_candle_period = 86400 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_fast_length = 100 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-LONGTERMTREND_slow_length = 200 
- 
-#​LONGTERMTREND_signal = 50 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate PDHIGH, note exchange API must support this timing 
-PDHIGH_candle_period = 3600 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the HMA lines just crossed. 
-HMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the HMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-HMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_fast_length = 7 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-HMA_slow_length = 14 
- 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the DEMA lines just crossed. 
-DEMA_cross_candles = 500 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the DEMA lines, note exchange API must support this timing 
-DEMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_fast_length = 3 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow DEMA line. (Max 500) 
-DEMA_slow_length = 7 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the RSI lines. 
-RSI_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the RSI time frame (in candles) used by all RSI calculations 
-RSI_length = 2 
- 
-EMA_cross_candles = 80 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the EMA lines. 
-EMA_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the HMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the fast EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_fast_length = 8 
-# Define the EMA time frame (in candles) used to calculate the slow EMA line. (Max 500) 
-EMA_slow_length = 13 
- 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the STOCH. 
-STOCH_candle_period = 3600 
-# Define the Stochastics RSI time frame (in candles) used by all STOCHRSI calculations 
-STOCH_length = 5 
-# The Stochastic ​ Oscillator (STOCH) is range bound between 0 and 100. 
-# Both K and D represent lines on a price action chart. 
-# The first line (known as K) displays the current close (ie. the percentage of the 
-# price at closing) ​ in relation to the price range (high/low) along the number of 
-# candles used to look back along the price action chart. 
-STOCH_K = 3 
-# The second line (known as D) is a simple moving average of the first line, typically 
-# based on the last three candle periods for smoothing. 
-STOCH_D = 3 
-# 
-STOCHRSID_candle_period = 3600 
-STOCHRSID_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSID_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSID_K = 3 
-STOCHRSID_D = 3 
-# 
-STOCHRSIK_candle_period = 3600 
-STOCHRSIK_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSIK_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSIK_K = 3 
-# 
-STOCHRSICROSS_candle_period = 3600 
-STOCHRSICROSS_rsi_length = 14 
-STOCHRSICROSS_stoch_length = 14 
-STOCHRSICROSS_K = 3 
-STOCHRSICROSS_D = 3 
-STOCHRSICROSS_cross_candles = 2 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
- 
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-[[default_settings|TOP]] 
-\\ 
----- 
-====== Strategies Coming Soon ====== 
- 
- 
- 
- 
- 
- 
-==== Bride of FrankenStrategy ==== 
- 
-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-She's alive! Alive! :-) 
- 
-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-Details about strategy 
- 
-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in all market conditions. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
- 
-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
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-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
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-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
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-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
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-=== Strategy Notes === 
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-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
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-==== Bitmex Template ==== 
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-=== Strategy Intent === 
- 
-Bitmex Trading example 
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-=== Strategy Overview === 
- 
-Details about strategy 
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-=== Strategy Market Conditions === 
- 
-This strategy works in all market conditions. 
- 
-=== Strategy Settings === 
- 
-== Pairs Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
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-== Pairs Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[pairs.properties|Pairs Config]] for details on all these settings 
- 
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-== DCA Buy Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
- 
-== DCA Sell Strategy == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[dca.properties|DCA Config]] for details on all these settings 
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-== Indicators == 
-<file java> 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please refer to the [[indicators.properties|Indicators Config]] for details on all these settings 
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-=== Strategy Notes === 
- 
-  * The key to this strategy is to ensure you do not overextend yourself by getting your max trading pairs and initial cost right to suit your trading budget. ​ 
-  * Use the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] we provide to work these values out covering at least 4 levels of DCA for all your pairs. Once you have those values enter them into this strategy. The [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]] also ensures you have a 50/50 split on your trading budget to ensure you have sufficient budget for the sell side of this strategy. 
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-====== Specific Strategies ====== 
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-=== Purchase Same Number Of Coins Per DCA Level === 
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-Sets the per trigger level percentage of TCV to purchase when making a DCA buy. 
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-Purchase the same number of coins at each DCA level effectively doubling down but in a more sustainable manner than the standard ANDERSON technique which does a direct doubling of the cost per DCA level and therefore is much more costly to your trading budget. ​ 
- 
-By purchasing the same number of coins per DCA level this technique allows you to stretch your trading budget out much further and achieve deeper DCA levels if required. 
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-<file java> 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_1 = 100 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_2 = 50 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_3 = 33.3333333333333 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_4 = 25 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_5 = 20 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_6 = 16.6666666666667 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_7 = 14.2857142857143 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_8 = 12.5 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_9 = 11.1111111111111 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_10 = 10 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_11 = 9.09090909090909 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_12 = 8.33333333333333 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_13 = 7.69230769230769 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_14 = 7.14285714285714 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_15 = 6.66666666666667 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_16 = 6.25 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_17 = 5.88235294117647 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_18 = 5.55555555555556 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_19 = 5.26315789473684 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_percentage_20 = 5 
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-=== Tesla DCA Triggers === 
- 
-Implements a Tesla sequence for doing DCA buys 
- 
-Nikola Tesla the worlds greatest inventor who is known as the father of modern electricity studied patterns in nature and found a pattern similar to the fibonacci sequence which he applied to the creation of his electrical coils known today as Tesla Coils. ​ 
- 
-Natures patterns are often applied to the financial markets by day traders as markets are driven by the emotions of millions of people. 
- 
-For more details on Nikola Tesla see here: [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Nikola_Tesla|https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Nikola_Tesla]] 
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-The Tesla DCA triggers are based on Nikola Tesla'​s work. Tesla talks about the physical world in terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibrations. The number pattern he found in nature were related to that work.  
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-Fibonnaci is a common pattern from nature that is applied to financial markets. I am doing similar with Tesla'​s pattern. 
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-Strictly speaking I have the numbers out of order but I am adapting it to use with ProfitTrailer'​s DCA, it should really be 1,​2,​4,​8,​7,​5. Those numbers represent the physical world and repeat themselves through to infinity. So if you wanted to add more levels you would just repeat the sequence.  ​ 
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-In Tesla'​s work the numbers 3, 6, 9 represent the meta-physical world i.e. the magnetic field produced by an electrical coil, its something you cant see but you can see its affects on other materials like metal being drawn to it. The 3, 6, 9 govern the 1,2,4,8,7,5 at the quantum sub-atomic level and flip between positive and negative. Tesla found that 9 was a key number that governed the behaviour of all the other numbers. 
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-If you want to do more research on this its from a branch of Mathematics called Vortex Mathematics and everything gets brought back to a single digit. ​ 
- 
-The 12 acts as a catch-all for our DCA purposes but is mentioned in Telsa'​s work on "​Composites and Primes a Map to Multiplication"​.  ​ 
- 
-I have used this sequence to successfully clear 34 very old and deep DCA's left over from some test settings on the demo server when I first released this DCA sequence. To do that I set the deepest DCA's (double digit ones) to sell only mode and let the bot work on your smallest DCA's (single digit ones) first to free up capital and then turn off SOM on one deep DCA at a time until it clears and rinse and repeat until you reach the deepest one.  ​ 
- 
-Here is a video that explains the Vortex maths behind it:  
- 
-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=B4ovxpx_I_Y|https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=B4ovxpx_I_Y]] 
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- 
-Like all the default settings provided here though they are a starting point to get you going you can take it or leave it, your choice. 
- 
-So feel free to tweak these numbers to suit your style of trading, ​ 
- 
-<file java> 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_1 = -1 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_2 = -2 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_3 = -4 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_4 = -5 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_5 = -7 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_6 = -8 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_7 = -3 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_8 = -6 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_9 = -9 
-DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_10 = -12 
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-=== Fibonacci DCA Triggers === 
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-Implements a Fibonacci sequence strategy for doing True Martingale DCA buys 
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-Each level in the sequence represents the loss percentage required before a DCA buy can take place. 
- 
-All configured buy strategies must be true and you must have lost at least this amount for a buy to take place. 
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-If a trading pair has DCA'd (3) times then it will use the _4 values for its next actions. 
- 
-The optional DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger will be used if a _x trigger does not exist for the 
-next DCA action. 
- 
-Natures patterns are often applied to the financial markets by day traders as markets are driven by the emotions of millions of people. 
- 
-For more details on Fibonacci Sequences see here: [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Fibonacci_number]] 
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-<file java> 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_1 = -1 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_2 = -1 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_3 = -2 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_4 = -3 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_5 = -5 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_6 = -8 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_7 = -13 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_8 = -21 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_9 = -34 
-#​DEFAULT_DCA_buy_trigger_10 = -55 
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- 
-=== Positive DCA aka Anti-DCA or Anti-Martingale === 
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-**What is DCA?** In short, it is a method for lowering the average price of a losing trade, making the recovery easier as the price needs only to recover to the new lower average buy price. For a long, more detailed explanation,​ [[http://​forexop.com/​martingale-trading-system-overview/​|read here]]. Using DCA increases your holdings and will result in significantly larger positions in each coin. 
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-**What is Positive DCA or Anti-DCA?** Positive DCA is the opposite of DCA and is a means of increasing our position size and resulting profits on winning trades. It is best used in trending markets when buying into a bullish uptrend. The idea being to cut losing trades quickly and back the winning trades. 
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-You need to be careful with Positive DCA because as as soon as it DCA's it will take a pair that is in profit into a loss. Because you are buying into an uptrend it increases you average cost so can put you in a loss initially until the pair recovers. ​ 
- 
-Here is an example composite timeline of the effects of Positive DCA on a trade: ​ 
- {{ :​user:​settings:​20180615b13qwarktimeline.png?​direct&​400 |}} 
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-In this example we show the trading pair BTC-QWARK as it goes through an 8% bull run. When this trading pair gets sent to the DCA log it has reached 5.18% in profit on the trade our bot has taken. If the bot were to sell this right now it would bring 5.18% of USD$68.13 or USD$3.53 in profit (Note: we are using the order book value to provide a more realistic example). Not a bad profit but we could have done better as the uptrend was still going when we sold.  
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-In this case we have applied Positive DCA to the trade. The DCA buy criteria are met and the first double down the bot does increases the average price of the pair and the pair drops from 5.18% to 0.41% in profit. Because we bought the pair on a bullish uptrend it recovers slightly to 0.54% profit. Our buy criteria are met again and another double down takes place. This time the pair drops into a loss of -1.14% again due to the bullish uptrend it recovers slightly to -0.88%. The bullish uptrend continues and the bot's DCA sell criteria are met so the pair sells off for 2.19% of USD$288.22 or USD$6.31 in profit. 
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-Here is an example composite timeline of the effects of Positive DCA on a trade: ​ 
- {{ :​settings:​20180615b13edgtimeline.png?​direct&​400 |}} 
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-Note how the pair went from 2.8 profit to -0.64 and then recovered to 2.95 with an increased position size. 
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-In this example we show the trading pair BTC-EDG as it goes through an 2.58% bull run. When this trading pair gets sent to the DCA log it has reached 2.8% in profit on the trade our bot has taken. If the bot were to sell this right now it would bring 2.8% of USD$66.32 or USD$1.86 in profit (Note: we are using the order book value to provide a more realistic example). 
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-The bullish uptrend continues, in this case much quicker than BTC-QWARK'​s did as evidenced by the faster recovery time of the BTC-EDG pair. As the pair rises in value the bot applies positive DCA and eventually the bot's DCA sell criteria are met so the pair sells off for 2.95% of USD$134.66 or USD$3.97 in profit. 
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-By applying Positive DCA we have significantly increased our profits on these two trades. 
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-Always use some form of money management to mitigate risk when using Positive DCA in order to avoid "​catching a falling knife" as the upward trend can reverse quickly. i.e. Stop Loss or Normal DCA or Pending Orders. 
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-=== The 2 period RSI === 
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- The 2RSI indicator as it is known makes the values more volatile. ​ 
- It is based on 20 years of backtesting data done in the financial markets by  
- ​Laurence A. Connors in his book titled "How Markets Work - a quantitive guide  
- to Stock Market behaviour"​.  ​ 
-  
- To summarise the findings of the book - They started their research in 2003  
- and up until that time most of the research had focused on the 14 period RSI  
- ​everyone knows from Welles Wilder, the original creator of the RSI indicator ​ 
- back in the 1970’s. ​ 
-  
- In their research they took data going back to 1989 and ran a simulator over  
- it to see how the RSI indicator would perform at lower periods finding that  
- the 2 period RSI performed best.  ​ 
-  
- The 2 period RSI has also come to be known as the 2RSI oscillator. ​ 
-  
- They then published their findings in 2004. In their latest edition published ​ 
- in 2012 they found that it is very good at predicting short term movements in  
- ​trading pairs and the average gains per trade and the percentage of winning ​ 
- ​trades were the highest of all the indicators they tested in their book.  
-  
- They concluded that if they only had the choice of picking one indicator to  
- day trade with the 2RSI would be the one. 
- 
- The settings use this to introduce / identify volatility during Bear or sideways 
- ​market conditions where signals are typically weak. 
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-====== DCA Calculator ====== 
- 
-=== PTTracker DCA Calculator === 
- 
-PTTracker 2.2 contains a new DCA calculator suitable for use with the default ​ 
-settings. If you have a Pro license you can download PTTracker free of charge ​ 
-see [[https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=pro_features|here]] for details. ​ 
- 
-Here is how the results map to the settings: 
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-{{https://​cdn.discordapp.com/​attachments/​410809208666193921/​498500003334193152/​DCA-calculator-rosetta-stone.png|https://​cdn.discordapp.com/​attachments/​410809208666193921/​498500003334193152/​DCA-calculator-rosetta-stone.png?​direct&​400|}} 
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-=== DCA Calculator Spreadsheet === 
- 
-We provide a DCA calculator spreadsheet suitable for use with the default settings ​ 
-in the #​pt-default-settings channel on the [[https://​discord.gg/​eakB23b|ProfitTrailer discord]]. 
- 
-<file java> 
-Note: this spreadsheet was a temporary measure until the PTTracker DCA calculator could be built but we have left it on the #​pt-default-settings channel for reference. The PTTracker version will always be the most up to date version of the DCA calculator. 
-</​file>​ 
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-How to use DCA Calculator ​ 
-  - Enter the current value of bitcoin 
-  - Enter the starting balance from your exchange 
-  - Enter the max cost percentage you want to spend per trade based on your Total Current Value shown in ProfitTrailer 
-  - Don’t enter anything in number of coins it isn't used right now 
-  - Don't enter anything into the Initial cost as it is a calculated field 
-  - Don't enter anything into the Dollar cost per level as it is a calculated field 
-  - Enter the number of pairs you want to cover 
-  - Enter the number of DCA levels you want to cover 
- 
-Note: Dollar cost per trade needs to be at least past the dust value for the exchange $20-25 is safe 
- 
--- Example Usage: -- 
- 
-You could do 3 pairs at 3% or... 
-{{https://​cdn.discordapp.com/​attachments/​442386898724454401/​446486505293217804/​DCACalc133.png|https://​cdn.discordapp.com/​attachments/​442386898724454401/​446486505293217804/​DCACalc133.png?​direct&​400|}} 
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-5 pairs at 2% or... 
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-10 pairs at 1% 
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-====== Frequently Asked Questions ====== 
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-=== What’s the difference between a Bull and a Bear market? === 
- 
-The market is often described as being in either a bull or a bear market. But what do these terms actually mean?  
- 
-Below is a summary of the bulls and the bears and what they mean for investors. 
- 
-== What is a Bull market? == 
- 
-A bull market means the share market is rising and investor sentiment is confident, further encouraging other investors to buy.  
- 
-Generally when the sharemarket is ‘bullish’,​ the market is experiencing strong growth and trading volume is high. 
- 
-As a rule of thumb, a market is generally defined as being in a bull market when the value of the market has risen by 20% from the 52 week high. 
- 
-== What is a Bear market? == 
- 
-Essentially a bear market is the opposite of a bull market. ​ 
- 
-A prolonged period in which investment prices fall, accompanied by widespread pessimism. ​ 
- 
-That means if the market falls by 20% or more from the 52 week high, it has become a bear market. ​ 
- 
-A bear market is generally marked by investor pessimism which can cause prices to continue falling, adding to further negative sentiment. 
- 
-== What is a Market Correction? == 
- 
-Sometimes a steep fall in market prices can indicate a market correction rather than a bear market. ​ 
- 
-If the period of falling market prices is short and immediately follows a period of rising market prices, it is instead called a correction 
- 
-Generally speaking, a fall of 10-20% is considered a market correction, with a fall greater than 20% considered a bear market. 
- 
-However, whereas a bear market is usually a sign of negative investor sentiment, a market correction is often a temporary price reversal before the market continues moving upwards. 
- 
-== Why do people get called Bulls and Bears? == 
- 
-Investors are often categorised as bulls and bears. ​ 
- 
-A “Bull” by definition is an investor who buys pairs because they believe the market is going to rise; whereas a “Bear” will sell pairs as they believe the market is going to turn negative. 
- 
-== What does a Bullish or Bearish Market mean? == 
- 
-When the market is described as “Bullish” it means there are more bulls in the market than bears at that time; whereas the opposite is the case when the market is described as “Bearish”. 
- 
-== Super Bull / Bear markets == 
- 
-Anyone who tells you there is such a thing as a Super Bear or Super Bull market has read to many super hero comics. :-) 
- 
-In the trading market you can only have Bear or Bull markets. 
- 
-== How to determine if you are in a Bull / Bear market == 
-The rules of thumb above are using rises or falls in price action based on long term technical indicators. The use of price action alone is an inaccurate, way to determine if you really in a Bear or Bull market and should not be relied on to make this determination.  ​ 
- 
-You need to have weight of evidence to confirm a change in a Bull or Bear market condition. It requires you weigh up Volume, Volatility, Price Trend, Market Sentiment and finally Price Action at the very least. 
- 
-Bull and Bear market conditions are typically measured in months, quarters, half year or annual lifespans. ​ 
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-=== What is a Trade Cycle? === 
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-When you look at a typical price action chart you will see a wave-like pattern showing price growth followed by decline then the pattern repeats itself over and over. This wave-like pattern is known as a Trade Cycle. 
- 
-This Trade Cycle will follow a trend line, either up or down depending on the prevailing market conditions of a Bull or Bear market. 
- 
-Trade cycles go from Peak to Peak with phases in between, it is fundamental to how markets and the economy of nations work. 
- 
-A Trade Cycle (aka boom-and-bust cycle) consists of a repetition of four phases — expansion, peak, contraction,​ and trough. 
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-{{ :​tradecycle.png?​direct&​600 |}} 
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-The top of a cycle is called the Peak. This is the point in the cycle where the price value is at its maximum value. As price falls, its lowest value before it begins to rise again is called the Trough. The time between one peak and the next peak, is considered one full Trade Cycle. 
- 
-Even when a market is going sideways you will still see the Trade Cycle acting in extremely short timeframes as the price rises and drops. 
- 
-Knowing this pattern allows you to predict market behaviour over the long term. By studying the pattern you will see when the price is likely to move higher or when the price is likely to go lower. 
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-=== What is a Bag? === 
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-People often talk about "​Bags"​ (or #@%bags), this shows a fundamental lack of understanding of how markets work. The term "​Bags"​ is a negative one that is full of emotion. Its use implies that "they were left holding the bag" as the saying goes in other words they feel they are "​victims"​ of a bad trade and the market is against them. They want to get rid of these bad trades as quickly as possible. Understand this **The Market owes you nothing**, in fact it does not care about you at all, it does not care whether you win or lose on a trade. **Emotion has no place in trading.** Traders do not use emotive words like this.  
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-"​Bags"​ are in reality "​Trading Pairs" that haven'​t completed their Trade Cycle. Markets work in cycles so if you sell your bags as they decline or at the bottom of a trade cycle then naturally you will lose money. ​ 
- 
-Had they had patience and waited for those "​Trading Pairs" to recover and complete their Trade Cycle then they potentially would have made a profit or at the very least broken even instead. Again that depends on the nature of the markets overall trend. 
- 
-On the other hand, a trader may choose to cut their losses or use a "Stop Loss" as part of the rules of their Trading Plan and that is a different thing, that is a trading decision driven by process not one driven by emotion. 
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-=== What goes into making a Trading Strategy? === 
- 
-ProfitTrailer is just automating what you would do when you are manually trading. Nothing more. It is just doing the trading without emotion and over a much larger period. 
- 
-Trading is all about setting yourself up for high probability trades. Trading is 10% about the technical aspects and 90% about the psychology. Remember this, “The market can do anything at any time”, just accept this for a fact, no one has control over it as much as they like to think they do. People new to trading talk about trading as being a zero loss game, thats absolute rubbish. As soon as you take a trade, and depending on where and what you trade, you have exchange fees, spreads, commissions,​ etc. So you are already at a loss just by opening a trade. Trading is a net loss game. There are no certainties in trading, all anyone can do is manage probabilities. ​ 
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-With your strategy / trading plan you want to look for high probability trades. 
- 
-**Lets start with the basics, you  start with Price Action Charts.** 
- 
-At first glance these contain both Price and Time information. But that is not all they show, they show the behaviour of the crowd. Study these charts each day. You will start to notice patterns appearing. People tend to focus on the Price aspect of charts, that means they are only working with 30% of the information contained on the chart. We want to work with Time also so we set up two charts, the first one, known as your Setup Chart at 5 minutes and the second at three times slower, a 15 minute chart known as a Confirmation Chart. You will use both daily. The slower one confirms what you are seeing on the first one. It may mean that what looks like a good setup on the first chart would actually be a bad trade over time so it can save you from making a mistake. 
- 
-**What information / indicators should you consider on the chart?** 
- 
-You want to look at a confluence / congruence of evidence before taking a trade. ​   
- 
-There are five key aspects you want to focus on: 
-  - Trend; 
-  - Momentum; 
-  - Trade Cycles; 
-  - Structures; 
-  - Fractals; 
-  - Scale; and 
-  - Risk management.  ​ 
- 
-Lets look at each in turn. 
- 
-All of the example trading strategies on this page are based on the charts. You will find the use of the trade cycles in the bot example strategies. You will also find the use of Time in the indicators. Remember the 5 minute chart is the setup chart. i.e. your trade entry and exit. You will also find the use of behaviour in the example strategies. 
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-**1. Trend** 
- 
-The old saying "Trend is your friend"​ is very true when trading. ​ Tend, shows the overall direction the trading pair / market is taking - either up, down or sideways, the latter being the most common state of any mature market. Trend, as is the case with most indicators, is a lagging indicator. It shows what has happened already. Institutional traders typically use moving averages to indicate trends. The most common way of doing this is via a 50 period SMA combined with a 200 period SMA as these are well used and well documented. 
- 
-You will hear new traders talk about trends in terms of Higher Highs and Higher Lows, etc. again showing their ignorance of how markets work and trying to impose “certainties” on the market. ​ Remember, “The market can do anything at any time”.  ​ 
- 
-Trends only show a general direction that the market may choose to follow, nothing else, and it is not guaranteed that they will do so.  
- 
-Draw your trend lines to the tops and bottoms of the body of the candles don’t worry about the wicks again deal with what has happened not what may or may not happen (the potential) as the market can do whatever it wants. 
- 
-You always want to be on the right side of the trend when trading. If the trend is up you go long, if the trend is down you go short. If its range bound or going sideways you may not want to take a trade until there is a breakout of the range. 
- 
-**2. Momentum** 
- 
-Momentum is a leading indicator, one of the few available to us. Momentum shows the strength of the trend i.e. it confirms the lagging indicator. Typically you would use the MACD histogram for this or RSI which is another strength indicator. ​ 
- 
-These Momentum indicators are not just numbers on a chart they are showing you what the crowd is thinking about. ​ 
- 
-It shows their emotional state. Either Fear / Panic or Courage and Fearlessness or foolhardiness depending upon your point of view :​smiley: ​ The typical values used for these indicators are based on many years of trading experience by many traders. i.e. with RSI 70-80 indicating it is overbought or 20-30 showing it is oversold. 
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-**3. Trade Cycles** 
- 
-Trade Cycles are covered in detail here: [[default_settings#​what_is_a_trade_cycle|What is a Trade Cycle?​]] ​ Gist is it is all about the timing and when the Highs and Lows will be shown. 
- 
-Oscillator type indicators are best for this. i.e. EMA's, SMA's, Bollinger Bands, etc., these are all lagging indicator because they are based on moving averages. ​ Trade Cycles can give you the **WHEN** for your trade setup i.e. when to enter, when to exit, when to sit tight and hold. 
- 
-**4. Structures** 
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-Structures are all about Support and Resistance levels. These get easier to read in the chart with time. Just go back in time and draw across the chart from left to right the support lines at the base of the candle bodies and resistance lines at the tops of the bodies of the candles. You want to see multiple touch points over time with your support or resistance line when you draw it, the more the better but at least three. ​ 
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-Structures act as blockers. Price will tend to bounce off these structures either up in the case of support or down in the case of resistance. This lets you predict what the price is likely to do.  
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-Why does it do this? Its again behaviour, lots of traders know about support and resistance so they are watching these lines for their trade entries and exits and to set stop losses off of.  You can take advantage of that fact to either profit or avoid loss. I typically use the Fibonacci levels for this as time has shown these levels to be accurate particularly the .382, the .618, and the .5 as described here: [[default_settings#​fibonacci_day_trader|Fibonacci Day Trader Strategy]]. 
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-**5. Fractals:** 
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-Fractals are all about Behaviour. Fractals answer the **WHO** and the **WHY** of making a trade. 
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-In terms of behaviour think about a typical trading day. Traders are just like you and me, we all have to eat at some stage, when do you do that, you take Lunch don't you? Look at the charts around lunch time and notice the pattern. Volatility drops off. Now remember this is the crypto market so that is across multiple timezones. So the lunch times are offset by one another and some countries have more traders than others so the effect is more pronounced in those timezones. ​ This is just one example of behaviour and how it might influence you trading strategy in terms of trade entry and exits. Remember, "​Trading is 10% about the technical aspects and 90% about the psychology"​.  ​ 
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-**6. Scale:** 
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-Scale is all about using multiple timeframes. I like to use a 3 to 1 ratio for timeframes ie. 5 minute chart (setup) to a 15 minute chart (confirmation). ​ What works now on a 5 minute chart may not work over the longer term. The 15 minute chart shows for example if the Trend is continuing over the longer term. I may also go to a 1 hour or 4 hour chart to confirm this. But I have found using the 3 to 1 ratio that these tend to be the same. You can see if the crowd behaviour has strength over time or if it their strength is waning. 
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-In terms of multiple time frames there is a new feature in the 2.x version of ProfitTrailer called [[pairs.properties#​default_a_buy_strategy_label|strategy labels]] that allows your indicators to run at different timeframes. 
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-**7. Risk Management:​** 
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-Risk management is not stop losses. Many people new to trading think that just by setting a stop loss they have covered off risk management, thats rubbish. There are many aspects to risk management with the use or non-use of stop losses being just one consideration amongst many. Did you know most institutional traders do not use stop losses? In fact have you heard the term "stop hunting"?​ That is a practice that they follow to get liquidity to allow their large trades to be filled. 
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-There is a saying amongst traders "Plan the trade and trade the plan." This talks to having a trading plan one of the most important aspects of trading. A Trading Plan outlines your entire approach to Trading, its your plan of action for how you will trade. It is a living document that you update at least every month. It covers your approach to the markets, entry, exit, risk management, money management, etc. Its an extensive list. 
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-Position sizing is far more important to risk management than stop losses are. Position sizing allows you to manage your overall risk i.e. you may have a trading rule in your trading plan that say "I will only risk up to 1% of my overall portfolio value on any one trade."​ or "I will only risk up to a maximum of 3% of my overall trading budget in any one day of trading"​. 
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-Having a diversified trading portfolio allows you to mitigate risk because if one asset class loses its value another may well cover its losses. 
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-Adjusting your position sizes to the level of volatility in your chosen markets, asset classes and exchanges is another way to mitigate risk. 
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-I strongly suggest you do further study on risk management as it relates to trading. 
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-A lot of risk management has been built into the example trading strategies, ​ here are a couple examples of the use of position sizing: [[default_settings#​purchase_same_number_of_coins_per_dca_level|Purchase same number of coins per DCA level]] and here: [[default_settings#​positive_dca_aka_anti-dca_or_anti-martingale|Positive DCA]]. 
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-The [[default_settings#​protection_mechanisms_built_into_the_example_trading_strategies|Protection mechanisms built into the example trading strategies]] are another example of risk and money management. 
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-=== Where can I find settings for other markets like the USDT, ETH markets === 
-Any of the example trading strategies we provide will work with any of the markets that ProfitTrailer supports i.e. BTC, BNB, USDT, ETH, etc. As per the market setting defined in Pairs [[pairs.properties#​market]]. 
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-To swap from the BTC market to the ETH market for example, you just need to: 
-  - Change the Market setting in Pairs; 
-  - Set the start balance to reflect the ETH value you have in the exchange 
-  - Set the initial cost to reflect the ETH value you want to spend per trade rather than BTC value in Pairs; and  
-  - Set the min buy price to reflect the min ETH value for the pairs you want to avoid rather than the min BTC satoshi value in Pairs; and  
-  - Check the volume on the ETH trading pairs on the exchange in order to set the min volume setting in both Pairs and DCA. 
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-In Pairs you would change the following settings: 
-<file java> 
-market = ETH 
-# note there is a minimum Trade cost allowed on exchanges, lookup on exchange first 
-DEFAULT_initial_cost = 0.25  
-# note this value changes all the time based on market conditions, lookup the exchange first 
-DEFAULT_min_buy_volume = 100 
-# note exchanges change this Min Buy Price value all the time, particularly on Binance 
-DEFAULT_min_buy_price = 0.000001 ​ 
-</​file>​ 
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-In DCA you would change the following settings: 
-<file java> 
-DEFAULT_DCA_min_buy_volume = 100 
-</​file>​ 
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-An example of the USDT settings changes is [[faq#​how_do_i_set_up_profittrailer_to_trade_a_different_market|described here]]. 
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-Note if you are using the BNB market there is a setting you will need to comment out or remove in the example trading strategies that is included for our most popular exchange BINANCE. Also note: You cannot use BNB to pay for fees if you are trading BNB. 
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-Use the Advanced Configuration setup screen, go to the Coin Specific settings in Pairs and look for the following lines to comment out: 
-<file java> 
-BNB_trading_enabled = false 
-BNB_reserve_amount = 0  
-</​file>​ 
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-Please see the following Wiki entries before commenting these our or removing these so you are aware of the implications of doing so: 
-  * [[faq#​exampleturn_off_trading_for_a_single_coin]] 
-  * [[pairs.properties#​default_reserve_amount]] 
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-=== How can I change between Strategies === 
-You can change strategies at anytime but you need to note down a few settings from your Pairs settings and transfer them over when you do.  
-<file java> 
-These include: 
-  * starting balance i.e. start_balance = 1.498321 
-  * maximum number of trading pairs i.e max_trading_pairs = 20 
-  * keep balance i.e. keep_balance_percentage = 50 
-  * your whitelist of trading pairs i.e. enabled_pairs = ADA, ONT, MANA, etc. 
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-You do not need to clear out any existing trades the bot will pick them up when you move over to the new strategy. 
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-For details on how to swap configurations see the following guide: 
-[[faq#​how_do_i_save_and_load_different_configurations|How do I save and load different configurations]] 
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-=== Which Strategy Is Working Best Right Now === 
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-Are you just randomly picking strategies? Do you change strategies almost everyday? I would advise you stop and read about each strategy above and really take the time to understand what each one does before changing to another strategy. ​ 
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-Some are Basic strategies whilst others are Advanced strategies. Do not take on an Advanced strategy if you do not fully understand how it works. 
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-Some are designed for a Bull markets where there is high volatility, others for Bear markets whilst others are for flat sideways markets where volatility is low. 
-  ​ 
-None of them will work at all if you keep changing them around randomly. You need to try each one for a least a month to go through a complete trade cycle and understand how they work and if they will work for you and the current market conditions. ​ 
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-Remember these strategies are just a starting point for you to learn from, and are designed to get you up and running quickly ​ 
-when you first start using ProfitTrailer. ​ 
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-All the strategies will require tweaking to suit your trading budget, your own unique trading style, and your goals. 
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-We recommend you run these settings on a paper trading bot in test mode until you have them configured the way you want them. Once you are happy with them then trade live. 
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-=== Settings Support === 
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-We provide support for our example trading strategies in the ProfitTrailer discord under our support and strategy channels ​ 
-You can access the ProfitTrailer discord here: [[https://​discord.gg/​eakB23b|ProfitTrailer discord]]. 
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-We also provide a GitHub project for the ProfitTrailer community where you can post your settings suggestions and any specific issues you may identify in the ProfitTrailer example trading strategies. This gives you a chance to contribute and make ProfitTrailer a better and more profitable Bot. If you would like to contribute this way then please check the issues list prior to posting so we don’t get doubling up of entries. Thank you for your assistance with this it is greatly appreciated. 
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-You can access the new GitHub project here: 
-[[https://​github.com/​taniman/​pt-settings|https://​github.com/​taniman/​pt-settings]] 
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- 
-=== Cross Strategy false signals === 
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-**Why didn't my bot buy on the cross?** 
-With the cross strategies, EMA or SMA, the buy_value you set is a spread. once the 2 lines cross the difference between those two lines is the spread.  ​ 
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-False cross means the spread is high enough but the cross has not happened yet so its false. 
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-False spread means we are in the cross candles region but the spread is not high enough. No info means both cross and spread are false, so it's just false. 
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-It shows zero if values cannot be calculated, so check your notification bell or log file for errors. 
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-If you look at the cross on a chart then most likely it is because of the number of candles it is looking back on the chart and the timing. ​ 
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-In terms of the settings you can adjust the timing. It uses number of candles multiplied by the candle period so you can adjust the following in Indicators if you think it is missing any potential buys / sell over the default 4 hour window it uses in this example from El Dorado: 
-  ​ 
-<file java> 
-# Define how many candles back to look and see if the lines just crossed. 
-???​_cross_candles = 4 
-# Define the period (in seconds) used to calculate the lines 
-???​_candle_period = 3600 
-</​file>​ 
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-=== Reset the bot's Data === 
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-**How can I reset the data on the bot?** 
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-On a test bot you can just hit the reset button in the side bar on the right. See [[application.properties#​servertest_mode|Test Mode]] you can also use the URL http://​localhost:​8081/​settings/​test/​reset to reset the test data.  
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-On a live bot you can stop the bot and rename the ProfitTrailerData.json file in the Data subdirectory of your ProfitTrailer bot.  
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-This file contains ALL of your bot trade and DCA data and when you restart the bot it will recreate the file effectively clearing all of the log values out but it will also lose it's sales history, password, and trading config.... so, be absolutely sure that you want to do so.  
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-It is as if you used the Setup button on the side bar on the right. See https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=web_interface_guide#​settings. ​ 
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-It will ask you to set your Admin password and ask you for your Default API key. Your api keys are in application.properties file and that wont be touched.  ​ 
- 
-So take a backup of you settings first if you want to go this route. 
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- 
-=== Picking good Trading Pairs === 
- 
-**How the Settings Pick Pairs** 
- 
-The example trading strategies by default will manage by exception and black list the pairs that we don't want to trade. 
-It does this by removing: 
-  - Pairs Delisted from the exchanges 
-  - Pairs that are not worth day trading i.e. failed crypto projects, projects with bad reputations in the market, pairs with very low volatility 
-  - Pairs that you may want to ban temporarily until those trading pairs recover from a downturn 
-  - Pairs that you may want to HODL (Hold on for Dear Life) 
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-It only takes the top volume pairs. We let the bot take its time to pick good pairs while our pairs log clears ​ 
-or we DCA or create Pending Orders. 
- 
-**Manually Picking Pairs** 
- 
-When picking pairs manually you want to look for a good argument happening on the coin i.e. lots of ups and downs with a pattern like a saw blade. The longer that saw blade pattern (oscillation) goes sideways or upwards the better. 
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-In other words you are trying to pick pairs with lots of volatility over time. 
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-If market goes bad try the following two strategies: 
-  * **Shotgun pairs** - target any pair that has had a rise in the last 3 days 
-  * **Sniper pairs** - sniper pairs use 3 passes: 
-  - First pass is to look for saw blade pattern in normal manner by eyeballing the charts, this gets you a baseline set of pairs to work with; 
-  - Second pass is to examine baseline pairs and use the charts to target any pair that has had a rise in the last 3 days and has high volume only; and 
-  - Third pass is to use your exchange and target pairs with > 600 in volume only. 
- 
-Here is an example of what the passes look like, note each pass has less and less pairs: 
-  * 1st pass using charts and sawtooth pattern - DEFAULT_enabled_pairs = ADT,​ARK,​BAY,​BCC,​BLK,​CFI,​CVC,​DASH,​DCR,​DCT,​DGB,​DNT,​EBST,​EDG,​ENG,​ENRG,​ETC,​ETH,​EXP,​FCT,​FUN,​GNT,​HMQ,​IOP,​KMD,​LBC,​LMC,​LSK,​MAID,​NAV,​NEO,​NLG,​NXT,​OK,​OMG,​QTUM,​RCN,​SALT,​SNT,​STEEM,​STORJ,​SYS,​UBQ,​VIA,​VRM,​WAVES,​XEM,​XLM,​XMR,​XRP,​XVG,​XZC,​ZEC,​ZEN 
-  * 2nd pass using charts and looking for rise in last 3 days volume - DEFAULT_enabled_pairs = ADT,​BCC,​DGB,​DNT,​EDG,​ETC,​ETH,​IOP,​KMD,​LSK,​MAID,​NEO,​RCN,​SALT,​SYS,​UBQ,​XEM,​XLM,​XRP,​XVG 
-  * 3rd pass using exchange volumes > 600 - DEFAULT_enabled_pairs = ADA,​DGB,​IOP,​LSK,​SALT,​XEM,​XLM,​XRP,​XVG 
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- 
-=== How do I break up deep DCA positions aka Bags === 
- 
-DCA (aka Martingale) is a high risk strategy and it can go against you from time to time. You need to understand how DCA works and then make wise choices regarding its use.  
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-DCA will work as is - if you plan your strategies and your funding correctly. But people overextend. Or they get greedy, or they have no plan for what to do if it all goes bad. Remember, your bag may be another persons long term strategy, they don't mind taking their profits over a longer period. 
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-The bot isn't going to anything magical to take that Trading Risk away, remember it is just automating what you would have to do manually on the exchange - no more, no less. 
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-The only way to mitigate risk 100% is to sell quickly on a loss and try again in the hopes of getting a better trade (i.e. Risk Management). ​ Make money by picking more winners than losers. Otherwise, just trade coins you are sure of and don't mind holding (i.e. use a Whitelist), and that way you won't have positions that you don't want. 
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-With ProfitTrailer you will only lose money when you manually sell at a loss. It's your choice - the bot will hang onto the trade until it can sell it for profit by default. 
- 
-Selling something at a loss is not necessarily a bad thing - as long as your losses are less than your profits. It is just a part of trading, known as money management where you try and cut your losses early (there are many techniques for this, using DCA (Martingale),​ Stop Loss, Pending Orders, etc) - no one is immune from having a losing position. 
- 
-<file java> 
-Note: This is not financial advice. Your investments are just that yours, you have to take ownership for them. If you are not certain what to do with your investments I suggest you seek professional advice from your financial advisor or accountant. 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-If you currently have a large DCA log you have the option of digging yourself out of those positions if you want to continue to trade. 
- 
-You have three options: 
-  - Wait it out (HODL) and hope the market will rise and your DCA log clears itself; 
-  - Add a lot more funds to your trading balance to do further DCA buys to reduce the average cost of your pairs until they are in profit and clear; 
-  - Dig yourself out of your DCA log positions; 
- 
-I will focus on the 3rd option as most people don’t have the additional funds to do the 2nd option and others are stuck in a bear market and/or lack the patience to do the first option. 
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-To dig yourself out of DCA you are going to have to be prepared to take a loss on your trades. ​ 
- 
-You are going to try and minimise that loss as much as possible but it will still be a loss so you must be prepared to accept that. If you are not prepared to do that then stop reading this. 
- 
-== Sell the bag on the exchange for a profit i.e. HODL until sold == 
- 
-Sometimes you just need to take your deep bags and place a manual sell order at a profit price on the exchange. i.e. a Pending Order. Typically most people will aim for a small profit of say 3% to 10% when doing this - your choice. And yes, sometimes a bag will sit on the exchange for a long time before eventually selling when doing this. It's personal preference - but you get them out of the way and move on.  ​ 
- 
-If you can't afford to HODL like this, then you need to whittle away at the bag. Your choices are:  
-  - Sell some DCA pairs to free up capital and DCA the rest; 
-  - Sell small pieces of your DCA bags using Pending Orders (less painful); or  
-  - Break it into smaller chunks to DCA the small pieces. 
- 
-== Sell some DCA pairs to free up capital and DCA the rest == 
-  - Start by putting ProfitTrailer into Sell Only Mode. Enter the following into the browser adjusting the IP Address and Port Number to suit your setup: <file java> https://​localhost:​8081/​settings/​sellOnlyMode?​type=&​enabled=true </​file> ​ The SOM indicator should now show red in the top right of the ProfitTrailer screen if you are running PT v1x or in the bottom right of the screen if you are running PT 2.x; 
-  - Now pick a pair that is in your DCA log that has the least amount of DCA levels and has the highest percentage profit even if it is negative profit; ​ 
-  - Go to your exchange, you can do so by double clicking on the pairs name in the DCA log; 
-  - You are going to manually sell of that pair on the exchange in order to free up capital to allow DCA buys on the remaining pairs. You do not want to sell at current market price. You want to track the pair on the charts and try to sell when the price is as high as it will go in order to minimise your loss. This may take some time to achieve; 
-  - Let ProfitTrailer continue to do DCA buys until the capital you freed up is gone. If you freed sufficient capital one of the other DCA pairs may clear itself and free up more capital to allow further DCA buys on the remaining pairs; 
-  - If you still have DCA pairs then repeat the steps starting at Step 2 but ensure you allow sufficient time in between to allow all DCA buys to use the freed up capital before repeating the process. You don’t want to manually sell off a pair if you don’t have to do so; and 
-  - By the end of this process you should have cleared your DCA log. 
- 
-== Sell small pieces of your DCA bags using Pending Orders == 
-  - Put part of a bag into pending (a high manual sell order) for say 90% of it; and 
-  - Then use the sell button on the 10% remainder; 
-  - So for example, if I have a bag of 1000 Doge, and I want to sell half, I would put in a very high sell order manually for 500 coins. Then when that shows up in the bot as Pending, I can go and sell the remaining 500 using the sell button; and 
-  - If you don't see the sell button in the Pairs log you may need to turn them on in the configuration panel on the right access via the cog in the top right hand corner of the screen. 
- 
-== Break it into small chunks to DCA the small pieces == 
-  - Put all your old bags into pending. Set the pending drop trigger to say -5 or -10 to do this; 
-  - Then turn on DCA for one of the coins that has the least amount of loss; 
-  - With DCA on, cancel the pending order on that coin, the coin will drop into pairs, then move into DCA; 
-  - If needs be you can sell some of it (a fraction of it, say 10%) to get some funds to DCA that coin; and 
-  - Rinse and repeat, one by one to clear your bags. 
- 
-== Free up more Trading Capital to DCA with == 
-If you do have some trading capital left but have a large DCA log and want to free it up then one trick you can do is to disable DCA for your worse trading pairs which moves them back into the pairs log.  
- 
-This allows you to maximise the use of your trading capital to free up your best DCA trading pairs i.e. the ones with least loss. Once those clear this frees up more trading capital and you can transfer one of the pairs back into the DCA log.  
- 
-To do this you need to create a list of your worse trading pairs like the following and add it to the top of your Pairs file in the web based GUI Advanced Configuration screen: ​ 
-<file java> 
-AE_DCA_enabled = false 
-ARN_DCA_enabled = false 
-NANO_DCA_enabled = false 
-WAVES_DCA_enabled = false 
-TRX_DCA_enabled = false  
-</​file>​ 
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-To move the pair back to the DCA log just remove the line for it or set it to true.  
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-=== What are these Pending Orders all about? === 
- 
-The Pending Log is showing you any Pending Orders that exist on the exchange. **Note: that exist on the exchange, not in the bot.** 
- 
-A pending order allows traders to buy and sell securities at a pre-defined price in the future. This type of order is used to execute a trade if price reaches the pre-defined level; the order will not be filled if price does not reach this level. ​ 
- 
-Pending Orders are handled by the exchange they may be created by the bot based on a trigger value either a wait time if not sold or a profit percentage.  ​ 
- 
-Pending Orders by default are created using the current price plus GAIN percentage you set. (You can override this with a new setting in 2.3 https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=pairs.properties#​default_pending_gain_percentage) ​  So the orders will be placed on the exchange at a price that results in the set GAIN percentage of profit. ​ Now they can be set to cancel when they reach a certain percentage provided the bot created the Pending Order and it is not a  manually entered Pending Order. https://​wiki.profittrailer.com/​doku.php?​id=faq#​which_will_my_bot_use ​ 
- 
-With Pending Orders you are effectively saying to the exchange,// "here take this trade and sell it for me at a profit and give me the proceeds"//​. At that point the money is no longer yours but the exchanges to do with as it wishes (you have no control over how they will sell it other than the instructions you gave them at the start). ​ Now if it can the exchange will try to sell it at the profit you specified you will get the proceeds of the sale less their fees.  The  Pending Order may sit on the exchange for a long while (there has to be a buyer on the other end of that trade willing to take the exchanges sale) and the price they may go down to say -10%. Now the price may have improved whilst in your Pending Orders on the exchange because the bot may have bought more of that same coin in the meantime and the price was rising so it was able to combine them to reduce the average price. This may bring the price back up close to the point the pending order was created for example to the -2% mark (remember your GAIN was at 2% when it was created) and if you manually cancel it at that point you are effectively back at break-even. ​ The bot just monitors what it creates. i.e. if you manually create a pending order on the exchange the bot doesn'​t know if the price you set it at is the equivalent to current price + your GAIN %. 
- 
-So say a trade goes bad and you don't want the bot to sit there not trading as it has used up its maximum pairs. You can set aside that trade and let the exchange sell it for you at your GAIN percentage (known as a Pending Sell Limit Order) when the pair recovers later, thats what the Pending Orders do for you. Now that trade is set aside for the exchange to look after it no longer counts as part of your trading pairs maximum count. ​ 
- 
-Your bot is now free to buy more coins including the one involved in the Pending Order if it can. If it does buy the same coin the bot looks to see if it can combine the new current trade with the old Pending Order trade, if it reaches a certain percentage it tries to combine it and sell them both off for a profit (i.e. by combining the two trades the average cost is reduced and it brings the pair into profit, you can tell it what the percent is to look for to cancel the pending order).  ​ 
- 
-If it can it will then cancel the Pending Order on the exchange and the coins get added to your existing trade. 
-  
-Keep an eye on the CP% column in pending log, when that reaches your combined %, it should cancel the pending order and combine/​return it to pairs status. 
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-Here are the relevant settings that create and cancel Pending Orders: [[pairs.properties#​default_pending_order_wait_time|default_pending_order_wait_time]] and here is the combine setting: [[pairs.properties#​default_combine_pending_orders|default_combine_pending_orders]] and [[pairs.properties#​default_combined_cancel_pending_trigger|default_combined_cancel_pending_trigger]] 
-[[pairs.properties#​default_cancel_pending_trigger|default_cancel_pending_trigger]] 
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-====== Protection Mechanisms Built Into Default Settings ====== 
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-All the strategies share the same protection settings as described below. 
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-=== Avoid low satoshi value trading pairs === 
- 
-We use the min buy price to avoid picking up bad trading pairs i.e. pairs that have low volume, are brand new to the market, have low volatility. ​ 
- 
-We set min buy price to ignore low satoshi coins as follows: 
-<file java> 
-# Set to ignore low satoshi coins. 
-DEFAULT_min_buy_price = 0.00000600 
-</​file>​ 
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-=== Sell Only Mode Triggers === 
- 
-The settings enable / disable Sell Only Mode (SOM) as follows: 
- 
-**Price Rise / Drop Triggers** 
-  * Should the price of Bitcoin rise or fall by a significant amount SOM will be enabled, this will be disabled automatically once the Bitcoin prices stabilises; 
- 
-<file java> 
-# This is to protect against Bitcoin rising (aka mooning) or dropping automatically turns on/off SOM as required. 
-price_trigger_market = BTC 
-price_rise_trigger = 7 
-price_rise_recover_trigger = 6 
-price_drop_trigger = 10 
-price_drop_recover_trigger = 3 
-</​file>​ 
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-**Consecutive Buys / Sells Triggers** 
-  * Should the bot detect that a significant number of buys are being made without sufficient sales SOM will be enabled to avoid pump n dump scenarios; 
-<file java> 
-# Protect against large market swings by turning on sell only mode. 
-consecutive_buy_trigger = 6 
-# Turn off sell only mode if we got x consecutive sells with no buys in between 
-consecutive_sell_trigger = 4 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-The logic for the Consecutive Buys / Sells trigger settings works as follows: 
-  * The consecutive buy activates when there is: buy buy buy buy buy buy (no sell in between) 
-  * Once it is active it will start looking for: sell sell sell sell 
-  * But sometimes it will be looking for sell sell sell sell, but there is only one sell and buy buy buy so it stays active. 
-  * Once you restart the bot it's state is reset so now it is looking for buy buy buy buy buy buy again to activate, but it may find a sell in between these so it cannot reactivate SOM. 
- 
-Advanced traders may choose to override these SOM protection mechanisms to suit your trading style and risk aversion level. If you wish to do so please consult the main FAQ section of the Wiki on [[faq#​how_do_i_turn_off_the_automated_sell_only_mode|How do I turn off Sell Only Mode?]] 
- 
-Note there are a number of messages that may appear in the PBL and other logs in regards to regarding the current SOM STATE. The STATE is maintained by the bot so it does not accidentally enable or disable SOM. If you are unsure what the message means the [[web_interface_guide#​possible_buy_log_pbl|Web Interface Guide]] explains most of them with links to the relevant parameters. ​ 
- 
-One commonly asked question is in regards to the SOM messages that appear is:  
- 
-SOM STATE UNKNOWN - this means exactly what it say that the current SOM state for this trading pair is unknown at present due to missing data from the exchange. Check your connection to the exchange is still good. You may want to increase the [[application.properties#​connectiontimeout|connection timeout setting in application.properties file]] if you are regularly having connection issues: 
- 
-<file java> 
-#timeout in seconds 
-connection.timeout = 90 
-</​file>​ 
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-=== Pick Pairs By Age === 
- 
-Pick Pairs By Age i.e. Older than XX days 
-  * Pair Age settings, pairs less than 15 days are excluded from purchase to avoid pump n dump scenarios; 
- 
-<file java> 
-# coin_min_age is defined in days, it is used to allow the bot to trade only with coins which are older than x days, 
-pair_min_listed_days = 30 
-</​file>​ 
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-=== Pick Pairs By Volume === 
- 
-Pick Pairs by 24h Volume 
- 
-<file java> 
-# Only buy coins with a minimum volume of specified amount. 
-DEFAULT_min_buy_volume = 1000 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Please note: This will vary depending on the exchange you are on, the above setting of 1000 works fine on BINANCE but for BITTREX for example you will need to use a much lower value such as 300 as the total 24hour volume traded on BITTREX is significantly lower. In times when the market drops you may find you have to drop this even lower to say 100 to get any pairs to show in the possible buy log. 
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-=== Pick Pairs By Price Change === 
- 
-Pick Pairs by 24 hour percentage change 
- 
-<file java> 
-# Only purchase a pair if the 24 hour percentage change is above the min price increase. 
-DEFAULT_buy_min_change_percentage = -10 
-# Only purchase a pair if the 24 hour percentage change is below the max price increase. 
-DEFAULT_buy_max_change_percentage = 30 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-Note: You may need to adjust DEFAULT_buy_min_change_percentage to suit changing market conditions, setting this to 0.01 will only pick positive pairs i.e. you wish to take advantage of a Bull Run. 
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-=== The Black List === 
- 
-A black list of trading pairs is provided that represents Pairs that: 
-  - should not be used to day trade with due to low volatility, poor performance;​ 
-  - pairs that are delisted from exchanges and are no longer available to trade; 
-  - pairs you want to HODL (Hold On for Dear Life); and 
-  - pairs you may want to put on a temporary hold. 
- 
-<file java> 
-# 
-# Coin Specific Settings 
-# 
- 
-# This is for the pairs you do not wish to trade, examples only below, 
-# you need to add your own list here. Make sure none of your enabled pairs 
-# above is appearing below or that pair wont trade. 
-# BNB fees are not yet supported in Binance, so dont buy BNB until you disable the setting 
-BNB_trading_enabled = false 
-BNB_reserve_amount = 0 
- 
-# 
-# Pairs delisted from the exchanges 
-# 
-8BIT_trading_enabled = false 
-ADC_trading_enabled = false 
-AM_trading_enabled = false 
-AMS_trading_enabled = false 
-APEX_trading_enabled = false 
-APX_trading_enabled = false 
-ARB_trading_enabled = false 
-BITS_trading_enabled = false 
-BITZ_trading_enabled = false 
-BLITZ_trading_enabled = false 
-BLC_trading_enabled = false 
-BOB_trading_enabled = false 
-BSTY_trading_enabled = false 
-BTA_trading_enabled = false 
-BTCD_trading_enabled = false 
-CCN_trading_enabled = false 
-CLUB_trading_enabled = false 
-CPC_trading_enabled = false 
-CRBIT_trading_enabled = false 
-CRYPT_trading_enabled = false 
-CTR_trading_enabled = false 
-DAR_trading_enabled = false 
-DGC_trading_enabled = false 
-DRACO_trading_enabled = false 
-DTC_trading_enabled = false 
-FAIR_trading_enabled = false 
-FC2_trading_enabled = false 
-FRK_trading_enabled = false 
-FSC2_trading_enabled = false 
-GCR_trading_enabled = false 
-GEMZ_trading_enabled = false 
-GHC_trading_enabled = false 
-GP_trading_enabled = false 
-GRT_trading_enabled = false 
-HKG_trading_enabled = false 
-HYPER_trading_enabled = false 
-HZ_trading_enabled = false 
-J_trading_enabled = false 
-KR_trading_enabled = false 
-LXC_trading_enabled = false 
-MAX_trading_enabled = false 
-MEC_trading_enabled = false 
-METAL_trading_enabled = false 
-MND_trading_enabled = false 
-MTR_trading_enabled = false 
-MYST_trading_enabled = false 
-MZC_trading_enabled = false 
-NAUT_trading_enabled = false 
-NET_trading_enabled = false 
-NEU_trading_enabled = false 
-NTRN_trading_enabled = false 
-OC_trading_enabled = false 
-ORB_trading_enabled = false 
-PDC_trading_enabled = false 
-PKB_trading_enabled = false 
-PRIME_trading_enabled = false 
-PXI_trading_enabled = false 
-ROOT_trading_enabled = false 
-SAFEX_trading_enabled = false 
-SCOT_trading_enabled = false 
-SCRT_trading_enabled = false 
-SFR_trading_enabled = false 
-SLG_trading_enabled = false 
-SLING_trading_enabled = false 
-SNGLS_trading_enabled = false 
-SNRG_trading_enabled = false 
-SOON_trading_enabled = false 
-SPRTS_trading_enabled = false 
-SSD_trading_enabled = false 
-START_trading_enabled = false 
-STEPS_trading_enabled = false 
-STV_trading_enabled = false 
-SWING_trading_enabled = false 
-TES_trading_enabled = false 
-TIT_trading_enabled = false 
-TRI_trading_enabled = false 
-TRK_trading_enabled = false 
-TRST_trading_enabled = false 
-U_trading_enabled = false 
-UFO_trading_enabled = false 
-UNIQ_trading_enabled = false 
-UNIT_trading_enabled = false 
-UNO_trading_enabled = false 
-UTC_trading_enabled = false 
-VIOR_trading_enabled = false 
-VIRAL_trading_enabled = false 
-VPN_trading_enabled = false 
-VTR_trading_enabled = false 
-WARP_trading_enabled = false 
-XAUR_trading_enabled = false 
-XBB_trading_enabled = false 
-XC_trading_enabled = false 
-XCO_trading_enabled = false 
-XDQ_trading_enabled = false 
-XPY_trading_enabled = false 
-XVC_trading_enabled = false 
-XQN_trading_enabled = false 
-XSEED_trading_enabled = false 
-XTC_trading_enabled = false 
-YBC_trading_enabled = false 
- 
-# 
-# Pairs that I wont day trade with 
-# 
-BITB_trading_enabled = false 
-CANN_trading_enabled = false 
-DGD_trading_enabled = false 
-DOGE_trading_enabled = false 
-DOPE_trading_enabled = false 
-HSR_trading_enabled = false 
-MEME_trading_enabled = false 
-MER_trading_enabled = false 
-MTL_trading_enabled = false 
-POT_trading_enabled = false 
-POWR_trading_enabled = false 
-SBD_trading_enabled = false 
-SC_trading_enabled = false 
-SYNX_trading_enabled = false 
-TIME_trading_enabled = false 
-THC_trading_enabled = false 
-TKN_trading_enabled = false 
-TRIG_trading_enabled = false 
-TRUST_trading_enabled = false 
- 
-# 
-# Pairs on temporary ban 
-# 
- 
-# 
-# Pairs I want to HODL 
-# 
-NEO_trading_enabled = false 
-NEO_DCA_enabled = false 
-ETH_trading_enabled = false 
-ETH_DCA_enabled = false 
-LTC_trading_enabled = false 
-LTC_DCA_enabled = false 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-This black list can be adjusted to suit your own personal trading pair preferences. 
- 
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- 
-=== Trading Disabled By Default === 
- 
-Trading is disabled by default to enable you to: 
-  * run the [[default_settings#​PTTracker_DCA_Calculator|DCA calculator]];​ 
-  * set your [[pairs.properties#​start_balance|starting balance]]; 
-  * set your [[pairs.properties#​max_trading_pairs|maximum trading pairs]]; and  
-  * set your [[pairs.properties#​default_initial_cost|initial cost]] settings. ​ 
- 
-When you have those in your settings then [[pairs.properties#​default_trading_enabled|enable trading]] by setting: 
- 
-<file java> 
-DEFAULT_trading_enabled = true. 
-</​file>​ 
- 
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- 
- 
-=== The Sell Wall === 
- 
-When you make a trade on an exchange it goes into their Order Book. The Order Book lists all active buy and sell orders that are placed on a trading exchange. This order book data is presented on the trading screens of almost every exchange. It allows traders to get a good sense of market depth, they can see what the highest and lowest prices are for active orders, and get an overall sense of market sentiment. When you look at this data you will see large blocks of trades start to form, these are buy and sell walls. 
- 
-The following diagram shows what a buy and sell wall look like on a market depth chart, this one is from the BitMex exchange:\\ 
-{{ :​sellwall.png?​direct&​600 |}} 
- 
-Sell walls come about when a lot of traders place their orders for the same price point. When more significant buy & sell orders are placed, it is to be expected that other traders will put their own orders at that price point. Their orders build up at that price point creating walls of buy & sell orders. A sell wall can forces prices down, whales use this by placing large sell orders to keep prices at levels suited to their trading requirements. They take advantage of sell walls to force prices lower so that other traders will sell their current trades to them at a lower price. For this reason we have a protection mechanism to help you avoid making bad trades around sell walls as they come into existence. 
- 
-<file java> 
-# Set the depth of the orderbook to look back and identify the largest sell order. 
-DEFAULT_sell_wall_orderbook_depth = 50 
-# Set the maximum difference allowed from the average order size within the DEFAULT_sell_wall_orderbook_depth. 
-# If this difference is exceeded then the coin will not be bought. 
-DEFAULT_sell_wall_diff_percentage = 1000 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-If you find these defaults too strict you can adjust them to allow more depth as follows: 
-<file java> 
-# Set the depth of the orderbook to look back and identify the largest sell order. 
-DEFAULT_sell_wall_orderbook_depth = 100 
-# Set the maximum difference allowed from the average order size within the DEFAULT_sell_wall_orderbook_depth. 
-# If this difference is exceeded then the coin will not be bought. 
-DEFAULT_sell_wall_diff_percentage = 5000 
-</​file>​ 
- 
-You can adjust the default values to suit your trading style and risk aversion levels. 
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