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Cointrader is a trading application for crypto currencies.

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Cointrader is Python based CLI trading application for crypto currencies on the Poloniex exchange. Cointrader can be used for semiautomatic guided trading.

If you like the program, I am looking forward to a donation :)

  • DASH: XypsuUMRTioV7bHSVzSDkNgihtr1gfiqAr

  • BTC : 1L5xtVirGVpDL7958SPaHb6p9dHZoaQ2Cz


  • Automatic trading. Cointrader will buy and sell following emitted trading signals.

  • Semiautomatic trading. Cointrader just emits trading signals. You finally decide if you want to follow the signals.

  • Paper trading. Just simlate trading. Do not actually place real orders.

  • Trade logbook

  • Profit/Loss analysis (Bot vs. Market)

  • Backtesting. Check how good your strategy performs on historic charts.

  • Explore exchanges and find interesting markets to trade on

  • Show your balances


  • Risk- and Money management

  • Stop loss limits

  • Take profit limits

  • Pluggable external trading strategies

  • Support more exchanges


This program exists because I want to learn more about automatic trading based on a technical analysis of charts. I am no expert on trading or crypto currencies! I am a professional Python programmer who stuck his nose into the crypto coin and trading world in 2017 and who was directly fascinated on this topic. After reading some books on technical analysis I decided to write this program to learn more about how automatic trading works.


This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.


0.4.0 (2017-03-16)

First version with real trading functionality. However cointrader has no working trading strategy yet. So the default strategy will do nothing than waiting :). However you can use the interactive mode to buy and sell coins if you want to.

  • Added automatic trading. Cointrader will follow the emitted signals from the strategy.

  • Added Papertrading. Do trading without any risk. Cointrader will simulate trading.

  • Added Tradelog.

0.3.1 (2017-03-11)

Bugfix release.

0.3.0 (2017-03-02)

  • Added backtest functionality. Cointrader can simulate trading in backtest mode. In this mode the trade is done on historic chart data. This is useful to check the performance of your trading strategy. Please note that the backtest is not 100% accurate as buy and sell prices are based on the closing price of the currency. This is idealistic and will not reflect the whole market situation.

  • Added new “exchange” command. Can be used to calculate how many BTC you get for a certain amount of USD.

0.2.0 (2017-02-26)

  • Improved “Usage” documentation

  • Changed format of configuration file from JSON to standard python configuration file (.ini)

  • Added “balance” command

  • Added “explore” command

0.1.0 (2017-02-21)

  • First release on PyPI

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