The trading mine hierarchy features definitions of trading bots.

Trading Mine

Trading Bot

Trading Mine

A trading mine is a hierarchy that contains definitions of trading bots and their plotters. These definitions make up the actual programs of such bots—the source code.

Altough Superalgos is starting out with a single trading bot, the system is prepared to feature as many trading bots as developers are willing to create. As such, a trading mine is a catalog of trading bots.

Notice that, in the context of Superalgos, a trading bot has nothing to do with the trading logic. Think of trading logic as the business rules which—in Superalgos—are defined in trading systems. Anyone may build trading systems, meaning that creating a trading system and the trading strategies within does not require coding.

Trading mines work similarly to data mines in the sense that they provide the same kind of tools to structure the definitions of bots, including process definitions, product definitions, and plotters.

Adding a Trading Mine Node

To add the trading mine node, select Add Trading Mine on the other hierarchies node menu in the Superalgos Project hierarchy.

Trading Bot

A trading bot is a computer program that—based on datasets exposed as products by other bots (counting sensors, indicators and even other trading bots)—applies the trading logic defined on a trading system to, on one side, generate a complete trading simulation (outputting datasets that include trades, the action of strategies, validation of conditions, etc.), and on the other side, manage the execution of orders when on a forward testing or live trading session.

In Superalgos, a trading bot is a computer program designed to leverage the Superalgos infrastructure to provide smart trading features to users building, testing, and deploying trading systems. As such, a trading bot does not feature trading logic in and of itself. Instead, it executes the logic defined in trading systems.

Put in other words, when Superalgos users define trading systems and the trading strategies within, they are not building a trading bot. Instead, they are defining a set of instructions that a trading bot will then interpret and execute.

Trading bots have access to every piece of infrastructure built in Superalgos. One of the noteworthy sections of the infrastructure relevant to trading bots are trading mines themselves. Trading bots may be quite complex pieces of software. To name two of the most prominent characteristics: the bot needs to consider multiple dimensions of information and needs to be highly reliable, as its activity entails monetary transactions.

Trading mines make building trading bots a more accessible feat, providing a framework to produce compartmentalized definitions for the bots’ processes and products, just like data mines do for sensors and indicators.

Adding a Trading Bot Node

To add the trading bot node, select Add Trading Bot on the parent node menu.