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F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« on: April 07, 2017, 10:32:58 AM »
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Answered Questions)

Before I can answer questions you need to put questions, so don't be shy and ask!
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« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 11:12:47 AM by Henkkaa »

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 09:18:43 AM »
As I'm a GBN (GunBotNewbie) I can come up with (= I have) a number of questions to start filling the FAQ, on some questions I think I've found the answer  :)
so here it goes (in random order).

- Q: Is there a command line option for the gunbot.exe (on the windows platform) to start gunbot with a list of currency pairs?
- Q: In the GUNBOT.EXE, when I load the config for a pair, and I start the gunbot for that pair, it seems to be working on a previous pair instead of the chosen pair
- - A: Always safe the pair before starting the gunbot. The gunbot process takes the config from config.js, which is updated only when you save the pair currently visible in the gunbot settings window.
- Q: What is the difference of running a currency pair with the same settings, with the gunbot.exe or supergun.exe

at the bottom of the FAQ, maybe a list of error codes and explanation?

- Q: What does this error code mean : statusCode 422
-- A: This is an error from Poloniex. You will see this error once in a while. As long as you don't see this error continuously, it will not interfere with the bot's activity. If you see this error the first time you run gunbot, it may be a problem with your API key
- Q: What does this error code mean : statusCode 403
-- A: This may indicate a problem with the Poloniex API system, the API system may be overloaded, or the API key you are using is not authorized, or you are using an incorrect secret

that is it for now

Feel free to update the text or correct my answers

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 10:06:06 AM »
~snip

Here is a tutorial about how to start multiple pairs at once https://gunthy.org/index.php?topic=47.0

the gunbot.exe is the GUI for supergun.exe: start gunbot.exe

all status codes you see in the bot are http1 status code yu can find here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_HTTP_status_codes

The bot handles them all, no need manual actions (unless you get error 403: bad credentials)

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 01:34:19 PM »
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the gunbot.exe is the GUI for supergun.exe: start gunbot.exe

Ok, I thought there was a difference between supergun and gunbot on how "the bot" behaves because of this (supergun vs 1000trades strategy):
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1715214.msg17942910#msg17942910

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 01:52:57 PM »
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the gunbot.exe is the GUI for supergun.exe: start gunbot.exe

Ok, I thought there was a difference between supergun and gunbot on how "the bot" behaves because of this (supergun vs 1000trades strategy):
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1715214.msg17942910#msg17942910

no you can start 1000 trades with the PLAY button and supergun with the blue button

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 02:11:48 PM »
OK,
so we can start the supergun using batch files (supergun.exe), but not the 1000trades
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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 03:36:39 PM »
OK,
so we can start the supergun using batch files (supergun.exe), but not the 1000trades

replace supergun.exe with "node 1000trades" command

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 11:20:08 AM »
i) Can we play with the USDT orderbooks with linux ver 2.0.4??

ii) in Config Suggestions For Beginners thread, you mention that in 1000trades strategy, we should use EMA1 & EMA2 values of 2 and up to 4 respectively. Is that correct, and does it apply to ver2.0.4 for linux? Because in supegun we use values 0.02 and 0.04

 
« Last Edit: April 11, 2017, 11:29:43 AM by amnesia »

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 11:26:25 AM »
Can we play with the USDT orderbooks?

Yes. Remember to set "max balance" in USDT. Also: you need USDT in your balance

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 11:31:32 AM »
Yes. Remember to set "max balance" in USDT. Also: you need USDT in your balance

Awesome. Please check my previous post for an edit i added as you were typing this post

You're quick Gunthar!!

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 12:16:15 PM »
ii) in Config Suggestions For Beginners thread, you mention that in 1000trades strategy, we should use EMA1 & EMA2 values of 2 and up to 4 respectively. Is that correct, and does it apply to ver2.0.4 for linux? Because in supegun we use values 0.02 and 0.04

Yes it is correct. Check this thread too https://gunthy.org/index.php?topic=44.0

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2017, 08:44:05 AM »
Q1: I have been running v2.0.4 on linux with symlinks all pointing to the same file. is this still possible with version 3? i am referring to the setting: DEFAULT_CURRENCY_PAIR (see Q2).

Q2: I have some questioons regarding some of the settings, that are not intuitive to me:
  • DEFAULT_CURRENCY_PAIR:
    what does this refer to? should this be the same as the filename e.g.: in poloniex-BTC_ETH-config.js should this be set to BTC_ETH?
  • BOT_MAX_LIFETIME:
    should i set this to something like (1000*60)*60*24*365 if i would like the bot to continue for an indefinite amount of time? can you please explain what the point of this setting is?
  • default settings in general:
    i suspect that you have run some backtests with the new bot and the BB strategy using LOW and HIGH values of 5% was fairly successful?

thank you.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 08:47:04 AM by gnix »

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 10:15:10 PM »
Q1: I have been running v2.0.4 on linux with symlinks all pointing to the same file. is this still possible with version 3? i am referring to the setting: DEFAULT_CURRENCY_PAIR (see Q2).
Yes the command line option for the currency pair ovverides the config


  • DEFAULT_CURRENCY_PAIR:
overriden by the command line option
BOT_MAX_LIFETIME:
Set it to 999999999 to let the bot run forever
i suspect that you have run some backtests with the new bot and the BB strategy using LOW and HIGH values of 5% was fairly successful?
It really depends on the coin. I'd suggest you to study the graphics and decide the quote by yourself.

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2017, 12:33:46 PM »
Hi Gunthar,
my questions - all related to gunbot v3:

Q1: Can we set BB to negative % values to buy lower than BB1 and sell higher than BB2  in v3 of gunbot ?

Q2: What if we want to use values of BB on e.g. 1Day or 4hour chart interval ? Is it possible ? Or are BB calculated only from 15min interval ? If it is possible, what should I set and where in pair config to use BB on higher timeframes ?

Q3: How do we start / or use "Russian Roulett" strategy under linux using command line ? And which config file will it use ? I can't find any documentation for setting up this strategy.

Q4: Could you possibly post here examples of default configs for all 4 strategies for e.g. BTC_ETH pair on poloniex with minimal required options for respective gunbot strategy (4 strategies: 1000trades, Russian roulett, supergun (step-gain), supergun (BB/EMA)) ? I think it would help a lot of people to have clear default template configs for all strategies available in gunbot. Thank you very much for considering this.

Q5: Can gunbot v3 - Kraken trade there on margin - e.g. BTC-USD margin trading ? If not, would you consider implementing it?

Thank you very much for your help&reply.
 

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2017, 08:04:38 PM »
Hi Gunthar!

is it possible to setup Poloniex to show BBs similar to those GUNBOT calculates? what are the settings?

thanks

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2017, 10:01:47 AM »
Hi Gunthar,
my questions - all related to gunbot v3:

Q1: Can we set BB to negative % values to buy lower than BB1 and sell higher than BB2  in v3 of gunbot ?

Q2: What if we want to use values of BB on e.g. 1Day or 4hour chart interval ? Is it possible ? Or are BB calculated only from 15min interval ? If it is possible, what should I set and where in pair config to use BB on higher timeframes ?

Q3: How do we start / or use "Russian Roulett" strategy under linux using command line ? And which config file will it use ? I can't find any documentation for setting up this strategy.

Q4: Could you possibly post here examples of default configs for all 4 strategies for e.g. BTC_ETH pair on poloniex with minimal required options for respective gunbot strategy (4 strategies: 1000trades, Russian roulett, supergun (step-gain), supergun (BB/EMA)) ? I think it would help a lot of people to have clear default template configs for all strategies available in gunbot. Thank you very much for considering this.

Q5: Can gunbot v3 - Kraken trade there on margin - e.g. BTC-USD margin trading ? If not, would you consider implementing it?

Thank you very much for your help&reply.

+1 for Q4

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2017, 07:36:28 PM »

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2017, 02:13:59 AM »
Hola Gunther

quisiera saber como quitar monedas de la barra principal (detenerlas) sin borralas, solo detenerlas

saludos


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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 12:13:22 AM »
I have just bought a license for Kraken and I need to figure things out...
For test, I started it with LTCXBT pair. I'm running it on Linux server. When I have started it, it has done two trades of 0.06 BTC each, which is the first thing I don't understand, since the BTC_TRADING_LIMIT is set to 0.01. How come it has done 0.06 btc trades?
Second thing, when I now run it, it says: TRAILING STOP!!!
The value of this coin dropped below bought price (0.012048998829933263). Proceeding with Trailing Stop!
I don't understand that, it didn't buy anything at 0.01204 (and the price wasn't there for several weeks if I remember correctly), so how did it come up with that price?
Also how do I know it has picked up the trades it previously made when I restart it?


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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 12:32:25 AM »
after a closer look, it looks to me that it is still trying to execute that trailing stop, that's also why it opened those 0.06 trades, for some reason it thinks it has previously opened some trades if I understand that correctly... question is why and what can I do about it...

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2017, 07:37:24 PM »
Hi!

I'm planning to buy a gunbot but I'd like to ask a few questions before I do that :)

Q1 - If I buy a 'used' gunbot with Polo licence for example, can I have that re-registered it for another exchange?
Q2 - If I want to buy a shiny brand new bot, is there any other payment options beside BTC? (ETH maybe?)

Thanks,
Daniel

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2017, 04:08:17 AM »

I am trying to set up a second exchange.  Do you know of any step by step instructions on how to do that?  I am trying to run Poloniex and Bittrex on 2 different bots at the same time.  I searched, but the talk of ports just left me confused.  It almost makes sense to me, but I need help with the details like where to put what, and not mess things up.  This would also be helpful for running USDT pairs as well.

Thanks




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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2017, 11:09:02 AM »
Hello,

i'm planning on buying Gunbot but i still have a question.
Q: i'm planning on registering it on Kraken, can i change the license afterwards to another excange?

Thanks for your answer.

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2017, 07:57:23 PM »
Please don't do it. I have a Kraken license, and in fact can make a little bit of profit ... but the coin selection is very limited, Krak's servers crap out all the time, and I mean really all the time. Licenses are not permutable, once you have it, it is what it is. I would kindly advise to go for polo or bittrex. Trading on Krak takes a lot of patience, and had I known this before, I would rather go for one of the above mentioned.

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2017, 10:24:42 PM »
Q: What can I do with the Gunbot trading view add-on that I can't do on the TV.com website?

Q: Can I get Poloniex pairs to show on TV charts?

Q: Can I get a SMS or email alert when gunbot buys or sells?

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Q: What does this mean? -->  Never trade on different pairs that cross-over on the same exchange account.

Q: How do you determine what pairs to use?

Q: Can I be active on more than 1 exchange at a time with the xmas edition?

Q: Is there an easy way to see buys and sells other than searching through out.log?

Q: If the bot is in the process of a buy, and I kill it (or it crashes), will it be smart enough to pick up where it left off?

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2018, 06:27:27 PM »
Q: Where are log files on Linux (Ubuntu server 14.04) ?

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2018, 08:35:49 PM »
after a closer look, it looks to me that it is still trying to execute that trailing stop, that's also why it opened those 0.06 trades, for some reason it thinks it has previously opened some trades if I understand that correctly... question is why and what can I do about it...

I would be very interested in finding out how you can "reset" your previous trades too and start with a clean slate. is it enough to set an override BOUGHT_PRICE and set it to a value I originally bought the coins at?

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2018, 01:32:26 AM »
Hi New here,
Wanted to know quite a few things:
1. Are there any strategies that prevent me from losing money? If so, what strat is it? If not, how can i minimize my losses?
2. What are pairs? I see it alot but do not know what it is referring to.
3. When I see Low(30) or high(50) (examples) for BB what is the number referring to?
4. Will there ever be a point in time where Gunbot is no longer updated?
5. Emotionless loses me profits, why is that?
6. If there are any detailed guides on how to pick the right strat for the right coin could you link it to me?
7. Where do you advise me to go to get a better understanding of Gunbot/Crytpocurrency/Best strategies to use?

Sorry if these are too obvious of questions i am absolutely new to trading and Gunbot, Thank you for any of your help!

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Re: F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2018, 03:31:39 PM »
Hi ClothedKing

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1. Are there any strategies that prevent me from losing money? If so, what strat is it? If not, how can i minimize my losses?
All of Gunbot strategies can be run with Risk Management functions, like Double UP and RT. Also, you can use stop limits to minimize risks in given coins.

But minimize losses is not only about Gunbot, don't forget you are the pilot, so choose well your coins :)

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2. What are pairs? I see it alot but do not know what it is referring to.
Pairs are the pair of coins your are trading. There are BASE coins and QUOTE coins. In a BTC market, BTC-ETH is a pair, where BTC is que Base and ETH the Quote coin. If we were talking about USD market, then in the pair USD-BTC, USD is the base coin (the coin you have) and BTC is the Quote coin (the coin you want to buy.

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3. When I see Low(30) or high(50) (examples) for BB what is the number referring to?
The Wiki provides a good answer for that: https://github.com/GuntharDeNiro/BTCT/wiki/Bollinger-Bands



So in your case, a LOW_BB = 30 means a point 30% above the lower band of the Bollinger Band.

Think about each border as the start points for the values (Lower when nearer the borders, higher when towards the middle line (SMA).


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4. Will there ever be a point in time where Gunbot is no longer updated?
We aim to build the perfect money machine. Until that, the plans are to keep going forwards.
In any case, rest easy, your license for the latest current version will still be valid and running.

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5. Emotionless loses me profits, why is that?
Could you elaborate more about that?

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6. If there are any detailed guides on how to pick the right strat for the right coin could you link it to me?
I dont believe in 'right strat for right coin'. Many strategies Gunbot offers can be used to achieve similar results, like different computing languages can get similar results. This is especially valid now that most strats can use TrailME and confirmation indicators like RSI.

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7. Where do you advise me to go to get a better understanding of Gunbot/Crytpocurrency/Best strategies to use?

Investopedia is a place where you can better learn about the indicators and check which ones are more suitable for your needs/style. For instance, description of BB is available at https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/bollingerbands.asp

After that, you can visit Wiki (your best friend) https://github.com/GuntharDeNiro/BTCT/wiki and check each strategy, so you can learn how Gunbot uses the indicators on its trading logic.

If you want to really know what is coming in the next release, check the Beta Wiki: https://github.com/GuntharDeNiro/Gunthy/wiki

The official Telegram channels are where the most recent news/doubts/experiences are shared.



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