In the last couple of days, I have been working on a command-line interface for this bot and adding features that allow users to modify settings.
So what have I done so far?
The bot now has a basic CLI, that can be used to do the following:
- Start the bot (not yet possible, until trading logic is implemented)
- Stop the bot
- Change the settings file (or config)
Changing the settings
This is where a lot of my work has been. I wanted to create a framework for modifying settings of the BitMEX accounts stored in the config file. This includes the API Keys and the distances for stop-loss and take-profit orders.
I designed the config file with multiple accounts in mind. So it has account specific settings.
Mode 1: Boot
This is the first mode the bot enters when you start the script. It asks for your input:
startto start the bot and have it watch your account and place orders
quitto stop the bot
settingsto enter settings mode
Mode 2: Settings
This is where you can configure the bot's behavior and modify accounts. Here's the workflow:
- Enter settings mode
- Choose account by number
- Choose which setting to change (SL Distance, SL Trail, TP Distance)
- Save changes
- Use constants to hold string values for tips and other messages
- Handle the command
infoto display current config status
add new accountfeature, to add a new account entry in config file
That's all for this update. After working on the remaining issues, I will start implementing basic API connectivity and parts of the bot's core trading logic.
You can find the code and installation instructions for this bot on GitHub.