Hey traders, and welcome to a very exciting new software announcement from your friends at TrendSpider. We are excited to announce the addition of trading bots to the platform! Details after the jump.
Have you ever wanted to turn your favorite TrendSpider scans, alerts or scripts into actionable signals that are routed to SMS/email or wherever web hooks are accepted?
Do you like your favorite broker to build an automated trading system, or do you like your followers via Slack, Discord or Twitter? Maybe you just want to do some future testing of your own strategy on your own! With the all-new trading bots feature, all of this is possible and intuitively designed for anyone to use.
For many, trading bots have been the missing link that unlocks true power and saves time in your daily trading life, let’s move on to how it works.
Set up your own trading bot
The trading bot setup can be accessed in one of two places; Either inside the Strategy Tester after taking the test via the Run as a Bot button or via the toolbar at the top of your charts. Note the pictures below.
To get to the setup screen, either click on the “Launch As A Trading Bot” button or click on the three dots next to the “Alerts and Bots” button and choose the “Create a trading bot” option.
After that, you will see the screen in the image below. We call this screen the “Android Configuration Window”. Here you will define everything about your robot; It’s the title, strategy, timeframe, and where you want to send the signal.
You can connect directly to the ordering engine of your choice, send mentions to a private Slack, Discord or Twitter channel, and even connect to Zapier, IFTTT, Make and more.
For a detailed walkthrough of the Robot Configuration Window, please read our knowledge base article.
Trading bots tool
To view all the trading bots you are running, we have created a plugin that can be added to the side panel dashboard. Simply click on the Sidebar button, select Add New Widget and then select the Trading Bots option. With this tool enabled, you can easily monitor all the strategies you currently have active in your system.
Just like with multi-factor alerts, you can ‘clone’, ‘modify’, ‘remove’ or ‘stop’ a bot by hovering over it and selecting the appropriate option. These options will appear as small yellow icons on the far right side of the strategy title. Also remember that all trading bots are set by default to work forever!
For guidance on the new Trading Bot feature from start to finish, try our Trading Bots video!
Trading bots have been a frequent request from many of our users for quite some time now, so we are very excited to launch them. We hope you find it useful, and if you have any other questions or need help setting up, feel free to reach out to our support team in chat via the “Contact Us” button in the lower right corner of your chart.