BitMEX simple trading robot.


This is a sample trading bot for use with BitMEX. It is free to use and modify for your own strategies.

Disclaimer: All persons who using this code do so at their own risk.

Develop on Testnet first!
Testnet trading is completely free and is identical to the live market.

Getting started

Main information that one have to change is hidden in

  1. If you want to start from, then set TEST_EXCHANGE to True and put your credentials to

API_KEY and API_SECRET. 2. Then put amount of contracts that you want to trade in each trading execution (AMOUNT_MONEY_TO_TRADE) and choose preferred leverage (LEVERAGE). 3. Then set preferred timeframe for strategy (TIMEFRAME). Available variants are: 1m, 5m, 1h, 1d. 4. If you want change parameters of the strategy, go to and set different parameters in this place:

macd, signal, hist = talib.MACD(ohlcv_candles.close.values,
                                fastperiod=8, slowperiod=28, signalperiod=9)

For advanced users

If you want to change work logic of bot, you have to change 2 main things:

  1. Logic of prediction in (look at method predict)
  2. Logic of trade execution in (look at method execute_trade)


This code was written for my publication in Habr -

Also you can look at publication in Medium -

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Lots of people find this code not easy to run because of some dependencies. Here you can find libraries which are essential for succesful run:

  1. talib (
  2. bitmex ( And finally, your python must be at least 3.6 version for using f-strings (ex: f"Last prediction: {prediction}") Then you can successfully run the code.

If you have problems, feel free to open new issue.

Bitmex Simple Trading Robot

Simple BitMEX trading robot.

Bitmex Simple Trading Robot Info

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🕒 Last Update 9 months ago
🕒 Created 3 years ago
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😎 Author IlyaKrotov