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Paper Trade

This feature allows users to test Hummingbot and simulate trading strategies without risking any actual assets.

Note

Exchange APIs are not required to run the bot on paper_trade for Pure Market making, Cross Exchange Market Making and Avellaneda Market Making. paper_trade is only allowed on exchanges Binance, Kucoin, AscendEX, and Gate io.

Enabling and Disabling

Paper trading can be enabled when creating a strategy and choosing an exchange when prompted Enter your maker spot connector during the creation of the strategy.

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Alternatively, you can enable paper trading by inputting config exchange then choose the exchange that supports paper trade.

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To choose a different connector and go live, simply choose the exchange name without the paper_trade suffix then do the command stop and start so the changes will reflect on your configuration.

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Adding Paper Trade Balance

By default, the paper trade account has the following tokens and balances which you can see when you run the balance paper command.

>>>  balance paper
Paper account balances:
    Asset    Balance
      DAI  1000.0000
      ETH    10.0000
      ONE  1000.0000
     TUSD  1000.0000
     USDC  1000.0000
     USDQ  1000.0000
     USDT  1000.0000
     WETH    10.0000
      ZRX  1000.0000

When adding balances, specify the asset and balance you want by running this command balance paper [asset] [amount].

For example, we want to add 0.5 BTC and check our paper account balance to confirm.

>>>  balance paper BTC 0.5
Paper balance for BTC token set to 0.5

>>>  balance paper
Paper account balances:
    Asset    Balance
      BTC     0.5000
      DAI  1000.0000
      ETH    10.0000
      ONE  1000.0000
     TUSD  1000.0000
     USDC  1000.0000
     USDQ  1000.0000
     USDT  1000.0000
     WETH    10.0000
      ZRX  1000.0000

Last update: 2021-12-15