Gunbot has +725 strategies and more than 100 indicators that can be used for trading. The different strategies can be combined to define when the bot needs to buy or sell. This means that it is possible to use the BollingerBands strategy to buy and the gain strategy to sell for example.

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What's the best strategy?

No strategy is universally the best, as each one varies based on individual trader needs.

We like StepgridScalp for its unique blend of scalping and grid trading, offering a versatile and effective approach in various market conditions. It excels in tracking trends across different timeframes simultaneously, enhancing decision-making with its advanced trend module. Ideal for traders seeking precision and adaptability.

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The emotionless strategy is perfect for beginners. It does not require any type of knowledge about trading or the Gunbot itself. No need to configure different settings, only the trading limit is necessary, the bot does everything else!

Emotionless gives the opportunity to traders to make modest profits with a relatively safe strategy. An algorithm based on the Ichimoku cloud indicator helps the bot to choose when to buy and sell.

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This strategy does not require a lot of configuring and works with an algorithm based on the Ichimoku cloud indicator. Gunbot looks for optimum entry and exit points to buy and to sell, which can take a certain amount of time. Entry and exit points consider tenkan sen, kijun sen and kumo sentiments.

The Ichimoku strategy is meant for long term trading; don't be surprised if there are long timeframes between buying and selling!

More information about Ichimoku strategy.

Bollinger Bands

The Bollinger Bands are indicators that indicate relatively low and high prices. The strategy allows you to set the distances from the low and high Bollinger Bands where you want the bot to buy or sell.

The strategy can be combined with other indicators such as RSI, MFI or stochastic and can become one of the most powerful strategies Gunbot has to offer. This strategy is often combined with step gain, where the bot buys based on the Bollinger Bands and sells with the step gain strategy.

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Gain is a simple and effective strategy which allows you to sell when the price is a defined percent higher than the price it bought. It is often combined with another strategy that is used to buy but this can also be managed by the gain strategy. When using Gain as a buying strategy, it will buy at a fixed percentage below the lowest EMA at that moment.

More information about BBTA strategy.


This simple strategy buys at support and sells at resistance. The distance between support and resistance can be configured to determine the range in which you want Gunbot to trade.

Gunbot uses a formula to determine support and resistance levels, the number of candles used by Gunbot to calculate these levels can be configured by the user.

More information about Supportresistance strategy.


Gain is a simple and effective strategy which allows you to sell when the price is a defined percent higher than the price it bought. It is often combined with another strategy that is used to buy but this can also be managed by the gain strategy. When using Gain as a buying strategy, it will buy at a fixed percentage below the lowest EMA at that moment.

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Step Gain

In contrast to the Gain strategy, which sells at a fix percentage above the bought price, Step gain gives the opportunity to ride a wave when the price goes up and sell when the trend reverses. A range of desired minimum and maximum profit has to be set in the Gunbot so that it can sell in this range.

Buying with the Step gain strategy is also possible and also works with a range. You define a range below the EMA where the bot may buy; as soon as the trend changes from going down to going up, Gunbot buys.

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Trailing Stop - Stop Limit

The TSSL strategy allows you to make bigger profits. The Gunbot will not sell as long as the price goes up, once it drops, Gunbot will immediately sell. It works based on trailing stop limits that have to be hit before the bot can place a sell order.

Buying with this strategy is also possible; Gunbot will start trailing under the EMA for the best buy price. The trailing is similar to the trailing for selling.

More information about TSSL strategy.

Ping Pong

Ping pong allows you to set a specific buy and sell price. It gives the opportunity to automate the trading and is effective with pairs that hit the same resistance and support prices repeatedly.

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Average Directional Index

This strategy is based on the ADX indicator. Gunbot will be able to buy when prices are going up and ADX indicates a strong uptrend. This strategy, like any other strategy in V10 is can be used with other indicators like for example an RSI.

More information about the ADX strategy.

Average True Range Trailing Stop

The crypto market is very volatile, the Average True Range (ATR) is an indicator that measures it. Gunbot uses it to calculate trailing stops and provide buy and sell signals when volatility changes and crosses the trailing stop. ATR reflects the degree of interest or disinterest in a market move. Strong interest moves often come with high volatility, giving the trader good insight into where the market is going.

More information about the ATRT strategy.

EMA Spread

This strategy is based on the EMA indicator. Gunbot receives information of the prices going up as a result of the spread between the fast and the slow EMA decreasing. The spread decreasing again is an indication of the price going down again, which triggers a sell order. The EMA spread is calculated each cycle by subtracting the lowest EMA value from the highest EMA.

Like every other strategy, this can be combined with other indicators.

More information about the EMA Spread strategy.

Time series analysis (TSA)

This strategy tries to predict the close price of the next period. Xtrend and Smacross indicate the strength of an expected price move. This enables Gunbot to place a buy order when the buy price crosses under the forecasted price and a sell order when the bid price crosses over the forecasted price.

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Another strategy based on the MACD indicator is the MACDH, which is based on the MACD histogram, which can indicate when a MACD crossover is likely. A buy order is placed when the MACD histogram crosses up the zero line. A sell order will be placed when the MACD histogram drops below 0.

More information about MACDH strategy.

Average True Range

The Average True Range (ATR) is an indicator that measures volatility. This strategy uses ATR to calculate trailing stops to provide buy and sell signals when volatility increases or decreases and crosses the trailing stop.

Using the configurable ATRX multiplier for ATR, a lower and upper limit are calculated.

  • The lower limit, called ATR short, is calculated by substracting the result of ATRX from next rounds bid.
  • The upper limit, called ATR long, is calculated by adding the result of ATRX to next rounds ask.

A buy order is placed when the ask price crosses up ATR long.

A sell order is placed when the bid price crosses under ATR short and price is above the break-even point.

As ATR does not provide information about price direction, it is strongly recommended to use an additional momentum indicator like RSI.

More information about the ATR strategy.

SMA Cross

This strategy is based on the SMA indicator, which indicates to the Gunbot when the price is moving up, when the fast SMA crosses over the slow SMA. Gunbot will sell when it's the other way around, when the slow SMA crosses under the fast SMA.

More information about SMA strategy.


Spotgrid essentially wants to be in a position at all times, averaging down when prices fall and profiting when prices exceed break-even. Because there are only a few configurable options, it's ideal for people who don't want to manage their Gunbot strategies all that much.

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Spotgridadvanced is based on normal spotgrid, but some additional configurations are added, f.e: trend detection and continuous trading.

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With this strategy, Gunbot trades when the price moves more than a defined step size. You can configure your own step size or let Gunbot choose for you. Gunbot will trade every meaningful price movement, taking advantage of small steps upward to sell parts of a bag that are profitable compared to their corresponding orders. Just like other grid strategies, there are only a handful of configurable options. Easy to set up and trade profitably.

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Building further on stepgrid, it combines it with a trend monitor that constantly evaluates the market on different timeframes. What sets it most apart from ordinary stepgrid is that, in its most essential form, stepgridhybrid bases its sell amounts on the remaining buy volume below the current price. This gives Gunbot more adaptability on the market. When prices move down rapidly, several buying steps can be skipped with the intention of spending the funds more efficiently later.

Stepgridhybrid has special trading modes that control the trading behavior of pairs, always keeping trend factors and trading range in mind when calculating its decisions. It also makes it possible to add additional trend-based orders next to existing grid orders, and you can combine it with manual trading on the same pair.

Stepgridhybrid has more customization and options than regular stepgrid. Another important feature is the pair selection built into the trend monitor. Gunbot constantly evaluates active trading pairs and replaces the worst performers with better ones it automatically detects on the market. Selecting a trading pair is often one of the most tedious tasks for a trader; Gunbot is able to do this for you.

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Building even further on stepgridhybrid, this strategy tries to find a balance between scalping (small trades with a high winning probability) and grid trading (DCA in predictable steps). Gunbot uses the trend module of stepgridhybrid and accommodates it on user set timeframes.

Using multiple timeframes, Gunbot can monitor aspects, like trend changes and momentum on different timeframes at the same time. There are different sets of trading styles between which Gunbot automatically switches depending on how the market acts.

More information about StepgridScalp strategy.

Spot strategies that work on Futures trading

General strategies (ADX, ARTR, BB, BBTA, EMAspread, Gain, Ichimoku, Macd, Macdh, PP, Smacross, Stepgain, TSA, TSSL)

Most Gunbot strategies for futures have slightly different triggers for trades than in normal spot trading. Gunbot will open a long or short position and close it when the target is reached. When a stop is hit before profitably closing a trade, Gunbot will place a stop order at a loss and then look for a new long or short position to open. Still using the same logic of trading as the spot variant of the strategy.

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Gunbot uses a grid-based strategy with dynamic trading targets and integrated trailing for buying and selling. This is essentially the same as the spot grid strategy for futures, but with the option to trade short.

More information about FuturesGrid strategy.


Gunbot uses the logic of grid trading in the stepgrid strategy and uses it to trade both the long and short sides of the futures market in hedge mode. Stepgridhedge uses the same triggers as the spot version of Stepgrid, but utilizes them in a different way. Gunbot trades on the long and short sides of the futures market (possibly at the same time), using both sides as independent trading pairs.

More information about StepgridHedge strategy.


This strategy combines DCA and ROE trailing while using the ichimoku tenkan line. Gunbot will open a long position when the price is below komu and tankan crosses down the candle body. Once the same happens again at a price at least ‘DCA spread’ below the previous order, a DCA order is placed (the same way for a short strategy). To close a trade, the opposite condition of opening must happen, and the ROE scalper must finish trailing.

More information about Tenkan strategy.