Crypto trading with freqtrade

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Crypto trading with freqtrade

Some snippets/notes on how to use freqtrade.

$ sudo apt install -y python3-pip python3-venv python3-pandas python3-pip git

$ git clone

$ cd freqtrade
$ git checkout stable

$ ./ -i
ubuntu-pc:~/freqtrade$ ./ -i

using Python 3.8
Installing mandatory dependencies
Debian/Ubuntu detected. Setup for this system in-progress
[sudo] password for ron: 
Reseting branch and virtual env
Reset git branch? (This will remove all changes you made!) [y/N]? 
EAD is now at 38b96f07 Merge pull request #4434 from freqtrade/new_release
- Deleting your previous virtual env
Updating your virtual env
pip install in-progress. Please wait...
Collecting pip
  Using cached pip-21.0.1-py3-none-any.whl (1.5 MB)
Installing collected packages: pip
  Attempting uninstall: pip
    Found existing installation: pip 20.0.2
    Uninstalling pip-20.0.2:
      Successfully uninstalled pip-20.0.2
Successfully installed pip-21.0.1
Do you want to install dependencies for dev [y/N]? y
Do you want to install plotting dependencies (plotly) [y/N]? y
Do you want to install hyperopt dependencies [y/N]? y
Please use 'freqtrade new-config -c config.json' to generate a new configuration file.
Run the bot !
You can now use the bot by executing 'source .env/bin/activate; freqtrade <subcommand>'.
You can see the list of available bot sub-commands by executing 'source .env/bin/activate; freqtrade --help'.
You verify that freqtrade is installed successfully by running 'source .env/bin/activate; freqtrade --version'.

$ source .env/bin/activate
$ freqtrade new-config -c config.json

(.env) ubuntu-pc:~/freqtrade$ freqtrade new-config -c config.json
? Do you want to enable Dry-run (simulated trades)? Yes
? Please insert your stake currency: EUR
? Please insert your stake amount: 33
? Please insert max_open_trades (Integer or 'unlimited'): 3
? Please insert your desired timeframe (e.g. 5m): 5m
? Please insert your display Currency (for reporting): EUR
? Select exchange other
? Type your exchange name (Must be supported by ccxt) xxxxxxxx
? Do you want to enable Telegram? Yes
? Insert Telegram token *********************************************
? Insert Telegram chat id xxxxxxxxx
2021-03-19 14:52:58,091 - freqtrade.commands.build_config_commands - INFO - Writing config to `config.json`.

Edit config.json and add API key and secret.

Get available trading pairs from your exchange

$ freqtrade list-pairs -1

Add them to config.json pairlist

Get data

$ freqtrade  download-data -c config.json --timerange 20200101- -t 1h

$ freqtrade backtesting --ticker-interval 1h -s BbandRsi -c config.json b --export trades --export-filename user_data/backtest_results/backtest-result.json

Plot Graphs
$ python3 ./scripts/ -s BbandRsi  -p ZEC/BTC --indicators1 bb_lowerband,bb_middleband,bb_upperband --indicators2 rsi