Questions tagged [trading]

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Calculating EMA on multiple time periods - right or wrong?

I'm writing a bot that acts on market signals - currently just based on exponential moving averages. At the moment, I have the program watching the market on multiple different period lengths. For ...
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Ways to monitoring BTC trading profit and loss?

Does anyone have recommendations when it comes to monitoring BTC trading profit and loss? I find it confusing when taking into account the transaction fee the exchanges impose (ie- GDAX). I use ...
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How does a Cryptocurrency Exchange Start

I understand the basics of an exchange and how they work, but I am confused as to how one initially begins. For example, in order for an exchange to function, there needs to be both bids and asks ...
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Why do altcoins vary so along with bitcoins?

Today bitcoin has dropped by 20%, so I looked for alternative cryptocoins with better performance. But, hey! Litecoin, Iota, Ripple, Ethereum, all of that has the roughly the same graph along time in ...
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Why do exchanges have a buy/sell column in their trade history?

Why is there a type column in the trade history on exchanges like btc-e.com and vircurex.com? If all the trades are between two users on the exchange why is a buy/sell type needed? And if there is one ...
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How exchange platforms work?

I am wondering how exchange platforms such as Kraken or Bitfinex can survive bubble exposions? People exchange real currencies for cryptocurrencies. When a bubble explode a lot of people want to trade ...
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Where to find last x hour/minute trading volume for a given coin

Coinmarketcap shows trading volume for the last 24 hour. Where can I find trading volume for the last x hour/minute? Or How can I calculate it myself programmatically?
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BTC/USD price changes approximately the same way over many exchanges at the same time, how?

I have seen this many times, the same minute the price goes down on GDAX, it also has gone down on Bitfinex and Bitmex and Binance USDT etc. These exchanges have different prices, that's ...
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How does Coinmarketcap calculate volume?

Does Coinmarketcap read all trade history from the APIs of all exchanges and sums them up to calculate overall 24h volume? Or Does it retrieve it directly from specific coin's api?
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Rounding in BTC exchanges

Does anyone know whether exchanges usually round values or truncate them instead? Different exchanges support different resolutions for prices and amounts. For instance, BTC China supports 2 ...
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How to measure profit and losses in bitcoin investment? [closed]

If I buy BTC at $1,200 and then sell it at $1,500 it is clear that I have made a profit of $300 minus the exchange fee. If I keep buying BTC at the same price over and over, and the price keeps ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of 24/7 Bitcoin trading?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of 24/7 Bitcoin trading over traditional stock market which operates only 6 - 8 hours a day and 5 days a week? Any threats?
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What do asterisks mean in the ledger?

I recently placed an order with Kraken (or tried to anyway, the site was giving me lots of errors and timeouts) Seemingly a trade went through after several attempts. However, my account balance now ...
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Trade Execution v.s. Trade Execution Update

Using the Bitfinex WebSocket API I am subscribing to trades. The data I receive looks like this: chanId msgType tradeID Timestamp Amount Price [ 139260, 'te', [ 73962571, 1507383025000,...
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Trading software

I googled some time, but didn't find anything - is it possible to add btc market into software like meta trader? Or is there any (free) analysis software for that? I just found info about some ...
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Are price movements of Bitcoin and altcoins inversely coupled?

It is said that when the value of Bitcoin rises altcoins lose value, or at least their price in BTC falls, and I would like to understand exactly why. If I have spend $10 in BTC to buy BLK, and BLK ...
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Coinbase price discrepancy?

At the moment the price of a bitcoin on the Coinbase dashboard is $8247 EUR, however in the buy section it's $8840 EUR. I know they have some commissions and spreads, but that's 7%... Is this a bug ...
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Is the Trade History only from the order book or is it also live/market trades

Is the "Trade History" on exchanges like GDAX showing only the order book (limit trades) executions or is it also showing Market trades?
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How to access market price from Python?

I am struggling to get access to the kind of information I have on cryptowat.ch. For example on Kraken there is an API, but I didn't find how to get the past history, the volume information, etc. Is ...
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How are altcoins on crypto-exchanges based off BTC, ETH, and others

My question deals with all the cryptoexchanges out there that only accept and use cryptocurrencies. How is it that for example, LTC's price is based off of BTC on some excahnges (on the y-axis of a ...
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How do exchanges decide on cryptocurrency trading pairs?

Cryptocurrency trading pairs for example ltc/btc, doge/btc should be paired using some criteria. I'd like to comprehend on what basis they are paired.
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I sent money from my BTC (Blockchain) to BCC (coinbase) by accident. Any help to recover the funds? Both accounts are owned by me [duplicate]

I sent money from my BTC (Blockchain) to BCC (coinbase) by accident. Any help to recover the funds? I need help as I know transactions cannot be refunded but I have read a few forums where people ...
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Losses when trading with bitcoins

When investing in bitcoins can you lose any more than the total amount of currency with which you invested? Gentlemen, I see my original question has caused a bit of debate. I have been asked by ...
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Buying actual bitcoins vs derivative paper products? [closed]

I bought some bitcoins on Localbitcoins and Coinbase a few months ago, as a purely speculative "investment". Now I noticed that there is a Bitcoin certificate with 1:1 leverage available at the ...
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Whom am I buying bitcoin futures from?

Since Bitcoin futures are a thing since this week I took a closer look at futures and could not find out who I am buying these from. Since this future is "virtual" there is now "farmer" who I am ...
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Why don't people buy at one exchange and sell at another?

Bitcoinity.org shows that for the past 30 days, bitstamp's price is high at 101.00, low at 77.00, and current price is 98.04. On contrast, mtgox's price for the past 30 days is high at 115.00, low at ...
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Why do so many Bitcoin websites have such bad reviews [closed]

I'm very interested in starting out trading with a cryptocurrency but I've noticed every single website seems to have a low Trustpilot rating, full of one stars claiming the website is fraudulent etc. ...
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Understanding trading history

On BTC-E, you can see the recent trade history for the different currency pairs. For example right now you see these recent trades: 14.05.13 01:27 Sell 112.75 USD 4.77859 BTC 538.7860225 USD ...
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How Do I Determine Profit When Bitcoin Rises? [duplicate]

I am new to Bitcoin and would like to know how to calculate the amount of profit made when Bitcoin rises. With stocks a point is equal to $1 and I am required to pay the full value of the stock so ...
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How to predict value of bitcoin? [closed]

I was just thinking if its possible to predict bitcoin value. If so, what would be the parameters?
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What happens an order and offer are matched but there is a significant gap between them? [duplicate]

I wonder the implications of the following scenario. Let's assume I offered one coin with the price 1k (by mistake or for experiment), while the highest order in the market is 2k. What are the prices ...
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How should I invest $10,000 in crypto-currency? [closed]

I have $10,000 which I have decided to invest in crypto-currency. How should I go about investing this money for maximum profit? E.g. should I invest in a mining setup? Trade the currency? A ...
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How do I get the trading screen I see on Cryprocurrency videos

I see you tube videos of people checking crypto prices. It looks like a stockbrokers screen. It must be some kind of software. Does anyone know what it is? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J5ppaAxTvU ...
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Bittrex websockets: How to get the order history?

Using the Bittrex websockets API I am able to get the summary updates for all markets and also the exchange updates for specific markets. However, I am not able to receive the order history (as ...
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What are some resources for non-tea-leaf cryptocurrency trading strategies?

I've heard of some bizarre cryptocurrency trading strategies that basically amount to reading tea leaves: patterns of five, referencing that we have 5 senses, 5 fingers on each hand, and thus one can ...
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Is it possible, or advisable to install the block chain on an external ssd drive via a laptop and USB port

I am thinking of getting back to using bitcoin and am looking at the most convenient way to do so. I would like to know if it is possible to install the block chain on an external ssd drive, running ...
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Can you see live trade data on the blockchain?

I am reading a lot about quantum trading, and machine learning, and am looking for data sources to train my algorithms. I an curios to see if there is a way to see live exchanges on the bitcoin ...
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How do we know that exchanges don't have trading bots going, affecting prices and our trades?

There is so much unknown when it comes to an exchange. There are bids and asks constantly flashing. There are lots of people using some sort of trade bot tapped into an exchange's API. How can we be ...
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Short-term capital gains taxes for crypto to crypto trades? [closed]

If I were to profit off cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency trades throughout the year without ever cashing out my crypto position for USD, would I avoid paying any short-term capital gains taxes on all ...
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What information is available in the blockchain

How does coinmarketcap see who has how much of the market? In other words what information exists in the blockchain? Is there a link to which someone could point me to as to whether we can get this ...
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How does exchanges like bitrex exchange coins so fast ?

For example i transfer my bitcoin to bitrex. It will take mining fee and a huge time ( few hours ) to actually appear in bitrex wallet. Now from bitrex i can transfer between Bitcoin -> Neo -> ...
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I have blockchain.info wallet with BTC and BCC. What will happen if I send BTC only to that address?

Previous question: In case of the Bitcoin split - when holding BTC on blockchain.info - will I receive coins on both forks? I know that I can restore private key from the 12 words BIP 39 recovery ...
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Better Crypto Currency for trading [closed]

Can anyone suggest me which crypto currency is better for trading? Is it Bitcoin or Ethereum? Prices in USD as of 21/08/2017 and time 18:03 (UTC+05:30): Bitcoin = $4041.53 or Ethereum = $325.76
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If I intend to hold Bitcoin long term & the stocks drop below my invested amount do I lose the money or can I still hold it in hope it goes back?

Example; If I buy $500 worth of Bitcoin and the stocks drop from say 4,000 to 3,200 - is my entire investment lost completely and I have to start again ? Or is it now just negative (not worth ...
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Has anyone used CoinSwitch.co? [closed]

I was looking for options to buy NEO and got to know about CoinSwitch. Has anyone used this exchange?
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How can trading phisical goods in the blockchain be safe?

Suppose we have two people: a merchant (Bob) and a buyer (Alice). Alice wants to buy an expensive good from Bob in excange of bitcoins, so she contacts him and sends him the amount of bitcoin needed. ...
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Unconfirmed bitcoin transaction (Need help) [duplicate]

I have sent bitcoin since 25th May 2017 till now the transaction haven't confirmed yet. https://blockchain.info/tx/ac0635c98af0703927f1b364d2d8c19f4b2812c97169c729cb341111adcea866 How can i do? Please ...
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Cannot quickly move Tether out of the exchanges into my wallet compared to other pairs (why)? [closed]

Getting my feet wet trading on a few exchanges (takes forever to get verified BTW) and have persistent problems over the past few months getting Tether out of the exchanges. My wallet is fine, the ...
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What is the purpose of XBTEUR.d tradable pair?

On Kraken exchange fee page are listed tradable pairs. Some of them come with an extra suffix *.d, e.g. there are listed fees for together for XBTEUR and XBTEUR.d. What is the purpose of these pairs? ...
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On Bitfinex, what is FRR?

On Bitfinex under Lending it has a check box for FRR and FRR Delta What do these option do? (Flash Return Rate)

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