Trade engine aggressiveness

Probably one of the most used and most underestimated market features we offer.

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The trade engine aggressiveness determines the order sizes.

It is a market setting that can be configured in the "Markets" section:

It is expressed as a percentage. At the 1% level, the model is very conservative and at the 220% level, also known as "Kamikaze mode", the model will be very aggressive.

More aggression results in larger buy orders, hence also more expected profit. On the flip side, however, the trade engine will acquire alt coins at a (much) higher rate. Therefore, if your selected market crashes, it is more likely to convert your available quote currency into the base coin, draining your account.

The default is 20% and at 100% the order quantities may be up to 3 times larger.

We strongly recommend to set the aggression to 15-20%, at least until you have developed a good feel for how this bot behaves during bear markets.

The default aggro is 20% and at 220% the order quantities may be up to 10-11 times larger. 

Example of how trade aggressiveness works:

The market used for this example was "TUSD/BTC", the only BTC market on this account. 

We will compare and show the difference between having the trade engine aggressiveness set to 20% & 180%.

Allocation was set to 100% with a total of 0.31 BTC available to the bot to use for the selected market.

The min. profit percentage setting was left at the default value of 1%.

Aggressiveness at 20%:

These are all buy orders set out by the bot at 20% aggro level.

These are the highest priced buy orders, please check the prices and look at the order sizes.

Aggressiveness at 180%:

In comparison to 20% aggro, the order spread is quite similar to 180% aggro.

You now can compare the prices & the order sizes at 180% aggro. The order sizes are far bigger than they were at 20% aggro.

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