Trading pairs

To configure which trading pairs Gunbot should trade, go to Settings > Trading > Trading Pairs.

You can use an unlimited number of trading pairs, across multiple exchanges.

Pair processing example for 1 exchange:

  • 2 enabled trading pairs

  • Exchange delay set to 5

  • "Processing" below means that Gunbot retrieves data and trades when strategy trading conditions happen in that round

  1. First round of pair 1 is processed

  2. Waits 5 seconds (as defined in the exchange delay)

  3. First round of pair 2 is processed

  4. Waits 5 seconds

  5. Second round of pair 1 is processed

  6. Waits 5 seconds

  7. Second round of pair 2 is processed.

  8. ... continues cycling through further rounds

Parallel processing of multiple exchanges

If you have trading pairs across multiple exchanges, each exchange will process pairs in parallel. This means that a pair on exchange 1 does not wait for pairs on exchange 2 to be processed first.

Every exchange will individually cycle through enabled pairs like described above. Each exchange can have it's individual delay setting.

Add trading pairs

Gunbot uses a standardized format for entering trading pairs, this allows you to use the same syntax for all exchanges you might use.

The format is: BASECOIN-QUOTECOIN, where the base coin is the one used to buy another asset. Be aware that some exchange show pair names in the exact reverse order.

To start trading on a new pair, just enter the pair name, pick the exchange and strategy and hit the Add button. When you want to temporarily stop trading a pair, use the Enabled toggle to disable the pair.

Pair naming conventions

Gunbot normalizes pair notation, all pairs for all exchanges except Bitmex follow the same logic: BASECOIN-QUOTECOIN

All pairs with BTC as base currency are written like: BTC-ETH, BTC-OK, BTC-XLM

All pairs with USDT as base currency are written like: USDT-BTC, USDT-ETH, USDT-XMR


For a few coins on Bitfinex, the API display name is required. These are:


Kraken calls Bitcoin XBT, use BTC instead.

Pairs on Bitmex use almost the same symbols as on Bitmex itself, but with a hyphen-minus between the two asset names. Example: XBT-USD

Override settings

Overrides are pair specific settings, overruling the assigned strategy. Every strategy parameter can be used as an override.

You can use this, for example, to set a different TRADING_LIMIT for a specific pair.

When adding overrides, make sure to only enter accepted values as described on the strategy pages.