The order amounts syntax
Using OctoBot, you can size your orders based on many different factor such as your portfolio holdings, use amounts that remain constant or that scale up or down according to your portfolio growth.
Order sizes can be configured in your trading mode configuration, in profile settings.
Note: you can also leave the order amount configuration empty and trading modes will use a percent of your portfolio (computed based on your risk level) when no value is configured.
Amounts that always remain constant.
A static amount to use in each order, in base currency.
0.1to trade 0.1 BTC on each BTC/USD order.
A static amount to use in each order, in quote currency.
100qto trade 100 USD worth of BTC on each BTC/USD order.
Amounts that scale with the total portfolio value. Scaling amounts are useful to reinvest profits.
A percent of combined holdings value associated to the traded symbol assets.
12s%to trade 12% of cumulated BTC & USDT holdings value when trading BTC/USDT.
s% ignores other traded pairs assets holdings.
A percent of combined holdings associated to each configured trading pairs assets.
12t%to trade 12% of available BTC & ETH & SOL & USDT holdings value when trading BTC/USDT while also trading ETH and SOL in other trading pairs.
t% ignores assets in your holdings that are not associated to any currently traded pairs.
Total traded assets percent is especially useful to maintain scaling order sizes through time regardless of other trading pairs. This ignores other assets that might be in portfolio but are not to be traded.
Amounts that change after each buy or sell order. Variable amounts can be useful to buy less and less when available funds are reduced for example.
A percent of the total portfolio holdings of the traded asset.
2%to trade 2% of the total portfolio holdings of the traded asset.
Here total portfolio holdings means your holding of the asset to buy or sell with. It would be USDT in BTC/USDT buy orders.
When using total asset holdings, once an order is filled, if the total portfolio holdings of the traded asset is reduced, the same % amount will create smaller subsequent orders. Similarly, it will also create bigger ones if more of this asset becomes available, after a sell for example.
A percent of the available holdings of the traded asset.
12a%to trade 12% of the available portfolio holdings of the traded asset.
%, here holdings means your holding of the asset to buy or sell with. The difference is that
a% will only count available funds, which means funds that are not already locked in open orders.