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:

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**Percentage ***

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**

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.

## Comments

16 comments

There is new option added "

Fixed USD Amount" If I set it in Futures and there is trade with BTC, does my usd will be auto converted to btc?Hi SueldoDigital,

No, this option will not actually cause your USD to be converted into BTC.

Instead, in your example, it will use an amount of BTC (out of your existing BTC amount) that is equal to the fixed USD amount you chose.

Should you have any further questions please let us know

Hi, i have a question about Amount per trader with %. I have right night 4 diferent clients. Binance spot, binance futures USD-M, COIN-M and Bybit for Margin. If my whole portfolio is "X" but i want to set 5% amount per trade in my Binance Futures account where i have "Y", the 5% will be of the "Y" amount of the client or "X" from whole portfolio amount?

Hi Alejandro celdran,

The calculation of the desired % will be for each account separately. Therefore, per your example, it will use 5% out of the "Y" (given that the "Y" is composed only of the relevant coin for the trade).

That is when choosing the % amount, it takes a flat-out percentage from your available amount (which is relevant for the specific trade) plus the amount from your open trades (which is relevant for the specific trade), from the relevant account.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance

Hi support team!

1. Risk Percentage: Does this reflect the actual leverage?

2. "* leverage - in this section you choose the investment amount, so in margin exchanges the position size will be about the investment amount * leverage."

Where does this part refer to?

3. How to fix the maximum potential loss to the trading amount (e.g. 5%)

case 1: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 95, leverage x20.

--> The maximum loss is 100%

case 2: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 80, leverage x20.

--> The maximum loss is 400%

case 3: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 95, leverage x50.

--> The maximum loss is 250%

Is it possible to limit the potential loss to 100% of the trading size independently of the leverage?

Hi Peter. I was also wondering how we can optimise a potential loss (question 3).

There is a huge difference how you trade on futures account: with isolated or cross margin.

The liquidation point with cross margin is further aways compared to isolated, since your position is "diluted" with your whole futures portfolio. But of course there is much higher risk involved since not only your trade is exposed, but your whole futures portfolio.

So for cross I would recommend the following

amount per trade: Risk Percentage (1%)*

For isolated fixed amount per trade would be fine*. So you know exactly how much you’re putting towards a trade each time.Then you can also limit max trades executed at the same time.

And do not forget that you need to take into account the size of your margin balance. For cross I would not put more than 15-20% of the whole futures portfolio in concurent trades. 80% will sit there just to maintain your open positions. This will give you some extra time to react.

*Minimum order on Binance Futures USD. The minimum notional value of each order must be no less than the threshold 5 USDT. If the order notional value is less than the set threshold (5 USDT), the order will be rejected.Hi MachineMan7724, thanks for your thoughts on this topic but they do not cover my point in question no 3 on how to limit the risk to exactly 100% of the trading size.

Whether I trade isolated or cross, 1%, 5% or exactly 88$, the risk is determined by the gap between entry and stop loss in % times the leverage.

case 1: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 95, leverage x20.

--> gap 5% x20 leverage. The maximum loss is 100%

case 2: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 80, leverage x20.

--> gap 20% x20 leverage. The maximum loss is 400%

case 3: The channel sends a signal with entry 100 and SL 95, leverage x50.

--> gap 5% x50 leverage. The maximum loss is 250%

My question is now: Is there a setting that does the calculation and sets the SL for me depending on the chosen leverage?

I am wondering why the support team has not answered the question yet :-/

what I think is this:

on Risk percentage no matter the leverage or distance to sL you always lose the same amount

you choose 10% risk percentage which equals to 10$ for example

10x signal you lose 10$

20x signal you lose 10$ again

Now the question is: Will the SL be moved closer to the entry or will the trading amount be downsized to meet the Risk Percentage of e.g. 2%?

Hi Peter,

Your initial question was how to fix the maximum potential loss.

I've answered that above: you need to use

Risk Percentage for cross leverageOR you could just stick toisolated with fixed amount per trade(but still Risk Percentage is safer)Is there a setting that does the calculation and sets the SL for me depending on the chosen leverage?No, and fyi adjustment of the SL to arrive at a desired position size - it is considered as a bad practice in trading.. But I let the Cornix team to reply to that... .

Now the question is: Will the SL be moved closer to the entry or will the trading amount be downsized to meet the Risk Percentage of e.g. 2%?Of course not. SL will stay like it was given to Cornix bot.

But instead, the position size will be adjusted accordingly to the configured Risk Percentage, e.g. 2%.

Tighter SL -> larger your position size

Wider SL -> smaller your position size

P.S.

But there is a generic default SL that you can predefine in the settings.

Hi MachineMan,

what I meant was how to fix the maximum potential loss

per trade.Thus, regardless of cross or isolated, your suggestion to use "risk percentage" seems to be the right setting.

hello,

the bot is kept saying:

Main Menu:You don't have enough new or existing amount to open trade with

after importing signals fro CSQ

but the amount is there.

what can be the problem?

Hi Yakov.

May I suggest to contact Cornix Support (available on telegram)? I believe you'll receive your answer quicker there.

Hey,

First, our apologies for the delay, we somehow missed some comments in here.

Second, we updated the above article, so I hope that now if you will read it again, it will be clearer.

Regarding some of the questions:

1.

Risk Percentage: Does this reflect the actual leverage?Yes, it takes into consideration the trade's leverage when calculating the amount per trade.

2.

"* leverage - in this section you choose the investment amount, so in margin exchanges, the position size will be about the investment amount * leverage." Where does this part refer to?We changed the original text, The meaning is that in Amount Per Trade from types: Percentage, fixed BTC, and fixed USD, the amount will be multiplied with the leverage.

3. Regarding the calculation questions, in order to calculate the Risk Percentage (based on the above formula) the portfolio size is needed.

4. It is not possible to limit the potential loss independently of the leverage, as the calculation takes the leverage into consideration in Risk Percentage, while on the others, the amount will be multiplied with the leverage.

I hope these clarifications and the updated article will help to gain more understanding. Please don't hesitate to reach out if for further questions.

Hi support,

thanks to provide this awesome integration to the public.

I have a question here. Let say I have 1,000 USDT in my futures account.

and I manage to risk 10% per futures trade, with is equal to 100 USDT.

My leverage is X10. and I discover a trade that my stop loss gap is -10% far. (So my ROE will be = -100% when the price moves against my projection .So than I loss 100 USDT)

When I configure my own personal bot setting and choose ' fixed usdt amount' to place my trade position.

Am I right to just place '100' in the fixed usdt amount ? Can I understand that the amount per trade is referring to the 'margin cost' in future ?

Hey casperchin.

I suggest that you use that formula above to better understand the whole idea.

With fixed amount and a lev x10 you will risk much more... .

Hey MachineMan7724,

After checking all the available options to optimize the trading signals, I think I will select the risk percentage base as my option. Because the stop loss level can be various from my signals.

So the position will be various due to the distance from my entry to my stop loss price.

By using below formula, I think I can utilize the signals. thank mate

Trade's Potential Loss % = (Entry Price - Stop Loss Price)/Entry Price.

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