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Mandatory Settings


Whether you choose the Preinstalled VPS service or install ProfitTrailer entirely on your own, there are several key parameters that must be configure before the bot will run. In this guide we are assume you are using the default files from the GitHub download.

  • Navigate to the folder where your profit trailer files are stored.
  • Open up the application.properties file in a text editor.
    • Windows users download and use Notepad++ (NOT Word, wordpad, notepad etc - these will insert incorrect characters in your file).
    • Mac users download and use Brackets. (You can download it here: Brackets).
    • Linux users - any appropriate text editor. (we trust you)
license = YOUR PROFIT TRAILER LICENSE
trading.exchange = THE EXHANGE YOU ARE USING e.g. BITTREX
default_api_key = THE FIRST API KEY YOU CREATED
default_api_secret = THE FIRST SECRET KEY YOU CREATED
trading_api_key = THE SECOND API KEY YOU CREATED
trading_api_secret = THE SECOND SECRET KEY YOU CREATED
  • Save the file. Now you are ready to go with the default bot trading settings. You have done the bare minimum configuration at this point. We recommend you go through all the setup files and configure to your liking.

In the default configuration files trading is disabled. This is a safety feature so that you don't boot ProfitTrailer up and immediately find it doing unexpected things as a new user. After you have had a play with the GUI and finalised your configuration you can use the Config option in the GUI to enable trading.

  • Change this setting to true to enable trading:
DEFAULT_trading_enabled = true
  • WARNING THE BOT WILL START TRADING AND MAY SELL ANY EXISTING COINS THAT YOU ARE HOLDING IN THE ACCOUNT!!
  • To prevent these from being sold, either move them to a wallet out of the exchange account, place an extremely high sell order on them to cause them to appear in the Pending log, or individually disable them from being traded using Coin Specific Settings.

Optional Settings

There are many parameters available for you to customise how profit trailer works to best suit your financial situation and goals. Many of these parameters are not required for the bot to turn on, but are still used in almost every conceiveable configuration.

To assist in clarifying which parameters are truely optional (i.e you can use the bot happilly without them) we have marked some parameters with this icon.


Caution

Profit Trailer is designed to be fully configurable by the user and has no artificial intelligence to make smart decisions. If you configure something incorrectly the bot will execute that strategy no matter how financially risky it might seem. If you do not understand the purpose or function of a parameter and this wiki does not explain it well enough please come to Discord and seek advice from our staff before you proceed.

There are a few parameters that are considered high risk and are likely to instantly lose you money if used incorrectly. These parameters are optional but to highlight this warning to you we have marked them with this icon.


Every setting is important however these are ones you should probably check before running the bot.

#application.properties#
server.timezone_offset
 
#pairs.properties#
market
DEFAULT_trading_enabled = false (Change to true once you are ready to trade)
start_balance
enabled_pairs
hidden_pairs
DEFAULT_initial_cost
max_trading_pairs
DEFAULT_DCA_enabled
 
#dca.properties#
DEFAULT_DCA_max_cost
DEFAULT_DCA_max_buy_times
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