Learn how to write a 5 minute crypto tracker website

Interested in seeing price changes? Want to learn a bit about programming? You can follow this guide to create a tracker website with almost no programming experience nor tools but your browser. This post we will teach you the basics of tracking your favorite tokens through a simple javascript html page.

man looking at portfolio

Connecting an API

Lets get started with the API. The API documentation of what we’re using from coin market cap can be found here:
https://coinmarketcap.com/api/

APIs are interfaces for data feeds that come from companies and applications

 

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Forex/BTC Automated trade

Autotrading isn’t that hard. Using TradingView charting can give traders the confidence to engage in trading with proven back tested results, as well as the option to trade when there is no available time, sufficient knowledge or experience.

You can execute trades without being there

In this article I really want to highlight how its possible to execute a trade with bitcoin and forex using the platforms TradingView and 1broker. I’ve also included a strategy that I implemented with reference to a chart analysis. In this case it was a really profitable trade. I decided to work with a Forex trade because I don’t believe many people realize that it is possible to trade this way.

Analyze Trends with TradingView

For trading ideas, TradingView has tons of them. Not all of them pay out obviously. Most of the platform is used by hobby traders and analysis in pretty much whatever direction there is. Its a great platform for experienced traders, and a great platform for newbies to learn a bit about how to analyze trends.

 

An Example Trade

This trade was published April 26th from user tntsunrise. You can see a lot of charts and analysis traders make, and also press that play button to see how their trades play out that way you can see how accurate predictions are. I also do a few of my own but I prefer to stay anonymous.

 

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Tools, Advice, Trading Inspiration

Not knowing where to start? I really recommend using TradingView. TradingView is platform where traders, especially crypto traders nowadays, post ideas and comment on market trends.

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Be warned there are a lot of novice trader advice here. Most predictions are just random people with not much track record. However, its still great as a resource to understand the dynamics of trading.

Trading Groups on Discord and TelegramTelegram

For cryptocurrency and trade advice. There are so many communities online. Telegram which is a relatively new messaging app is a hot in the crypto community because of their support and backing in their own token.

I followed a few traders and eventually fell into different communities. Some of them were algorithmic traders, its nice to see community involvement where people share ideas and results. You can look on tradingview and see people/traders post their own followings. If you do some research on google, chances are you’ll see a link to telegram or discord.

If you are into technical side like me, discord and telegram communities offer a great resource for talking to amateurs, professionals, and other people with like interest. Even if you’re not technical, don’t be shy and reach out and talk.

 

Tools and Automation

 

AutoView

Currently using this chrome add-on there is some limitation. It also encouraged me to learn PineScript in TradingView which became very useful for trading.

ProfitTrailer

I didn’t like the high cost of this platform, the fees are pretty hefty. I ended up using it for a bit, using a bollinger band pivot strategy. Although it probably did the worst I’ve ever seen in a algorithm, completely my fault though.

Triple RMI Strategy

Lets investigate a trading strategy. In this post we’ll cover a strategy called RMI. We will explain the logic and later we’ll include examples and cover some back testing.

What is RMI

The Relative Momentum Index (RMI) — a moving average-based overbought/oversold indicator that can remain overbought or oversold for much longer periods than its fellow members of the oscillator family — is a factor we often consider when forming trade recommendations. Unlike the more commonly observed Relative Strength Index (RSI), which measures short-term instances in which stocks are overbought (or oversold) that might cause a temporary interruption in the prevailing trend, a high RMI level can often be an indicator of a positive price trend that can persist for many months.

 

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Automatic Trading

Just a very brief guide on how I set up automatic trading with TradingView + AutoView

1. Setup an account with TradingView. TradingView lets you make charts and see graphs on most popular crypto trading platforms as well as other typical exchanges.
2. Setup and purchase any subscriptions on AutoView to the crypto exchanges you use. Check out the FAQ on AutoView for the syntax.

In my opinion there are two ways that may easily let you setup easy methods for trading with the above tools.

1. Using the Charts and manually configuring alerts. A lot of traders post ideas on how to trade a lot of cryptocurrencies and stocks online. You can see where they mention buy points and sell points, at the top of each chart image of each post. You can add alerts to automate certain tasks such as buy when this value exceeds this point and vice versa. Its a pretty easy way to do buys and sells.

2. Finding a strategy and adapting a study to deliver alerts and automation. On TradingView there are strategies and studies.

Strategies allow you to back test certain scripts to see how much profit you would’ve made. I need to make note that there are bugs in doing this with the way TradingView allows strategies to use data not available. In the groups I’ve been in, we call this repainting – where strategies re-edit themselves after a period of time to change the buys and sells it wouldve made. E.g. strategies can give false, higher than actual returns.

Studies are implementations of strategies that you can plot graph items to indicate different things such as buy points, sell points, frequency, volume indicators etc.. With studies you can also set alerts so that when a item is graphed, you will receive an alert. This lets you create very technical implementations and up the the minute automation.

UPDATE:

See this page for a example in Forex

Forex/BTC Automated trade

Canada Crypto Exchange Reviews

There are many ways to purchase crypto safely online. I’ve collected my personal experiences with each exchange here. Theres problems with banks and credit cards, and each exchange has different fees. We’ve heard a lot of horror stories of websites being shut down, and trading platforms losing your money. It happens, I’ve listed the ones that I feel confident about here. Going from your Fiat – Canadian Dollars to Crypto with my reviewed sites here:

List of websites:

  1. Coinsquare
    • Fastest Approval, can create an account and verify to deposit amounts immediately
    • 2.5% deposit fee, also exchange fees as well.
    • Needed a BMO/TD/RBC Account. CIBC is not listed.
      • Update March 30th 2018: BMO now has problems, I would suggest RBC for now. I actually registered a RBC account which took less than 24 hours.
    • Your funds are locked for 7 days before you can transfer to your wallet/trade on another exchange site. Huge issue if you want to trade immediately
    • Only has BTC,Litecoin, Etherium, Doge
  2. QuadrigaCX
    1. Apparently most used exchange, currently we’re in the verification state which apparently can take 8 days+.
    2. After verifying, I’m using this site a lot to buy bitcoin/ethereum. Again read my comment about BMO/TD. I suggest using RBC right now if you are on here. This site is definitely better than Coinsquare because of their lower fees, but takes a while to get verified
  3. CoinBase
    1. Took me a day to get everything sorted out, but I’m limited to a deposit of $250 Canadian per day.
    2. After about a month it went up to 500, now I have a 1k limit
    3. You can trade immediately the coins you buy out right away. Coinsquare could not.
  4. Gdax
    1. Major exchange website, I could not get verified yet
      1. UPDATE (4-5 weeks later) I got verified. I actually have found gdax great. Although I once used my phone to do a withdrawal and I automatically got a 72 hour waiting period.. Really was cumbersome when you wanted to buy something in a hurry.
      2. UPDATE Gdax is now switching over to coinbase pro
  5. Kraken
    1. Seems like a great site, took me a while to verify, I’ve used it a few times. The site seemed to perform slow at peak times. There is also some margin trading options. The rates were a bit sub par for certain alt coins.
  6. Poloniex
    1. Seems like a good site for up to 3x margin trading,  I’m again in verification step, it says 48 hours but its been a week (2018-04-08)
    2. Now that I’m verified it seems a bit harder to navigate
  7. Binance
    1. Not really for Fiats but amazing exchange for pretty much all other tokens
  8. Cryptopia
    1. Full of pumps and dumps. I really didn’t like the platform very much

Trade BTC to Stocks, Indices, Forex and others

  1. 1Broker
    1. This is a great site for social copying. This site allows you to trade your BTC for stocks and high margin/leverage. You can also copy traders.