Amount per trade configuration:
Main Menu > Bot Configuration > Trading > client name > General > Amount per Trade
The amount per trade configuration will determine the amount which will be invested in each trade. This can be configured based on one of the following options:
The percentage option will take a flat-out percentage out of your account's both available and open trades amounts of the coin\contract which you are buying with.
For example, let's say you have a portfolio of 1 ETH and 1000 USDT (500 available USDT and 500 USDT in use in open trades).
If you open a trade for a pair in which USDT is the coin that you will buy with and choose to use a 10% amount per trade, then the bot will open a trade in size of 100 USDT (10% out of your total USDT portfolio amounts - both available and in use in open trades).
Risk Percentage will enable you to use, in each trade, the amount you are willing to risk out of your total portfolio value. So if you hit your stop-loss, you will lose the amount that is equal to the percentage that you chose to risk out of your total portfolio value. This method can be used for effective risk management.
It takes into consideration the potential loss of the trade (the distance from the entry price to the stop-loss price), then calculates the number of coins\contracts to be used in the trade.
Position size calculation using the Risk Percentage is as follows:
Risk % = The chosen percentage to be configured on the Risk Percentage Amount per Trade.
Trade's Potential Loss % = (Entry Price - Stop Loss Price)/Entry Price.
Entry Price will be calculated based on weighted average when more than one entry.
Fixed BTC Amount *
The amount to be used per trade will be equivalent to the BTC amount you choose (in the coin\contracts you are buying with).
For example, let's say you create a trade for LTC/USDT and you chose to use 1 BTC then the bot will open trade of size X USDT that is equal to 1 BTC.
Fixed USD Amount *
The amount to be used per trade will be equivalent to the USD amount you choose (in the coin\contracts you are buying with).
For example, let's say you create a trade for LTC/BTC and you chose to use 100 USD then the bot will open a trade of size X BTC that is equal to 100 USD.
* leverage - In margin exchanges the position size will be about the amount per trade multiplied by the leverage.