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Example code for live trading using binance

  • Hi all,

    I was wondering if there was any kind of reference that I could look at to get started with live trading. I use the platform Binance, and I want to feed in downloaded csv data into the backtesting strategy I have made.

    In the code below, I download the most recent 5 minute bar data and feed it into the backtrader. My plan was to re-run the backtrader every 5 minutes with the next set of downloaded data and send orders requests using the Binance API.

    # Add a strategy
    df = pd.DataFrame(get_klines('DLTBTC',5))
    datapath = os.path.join(os.getcwd() + '/data.csv')#modpath, '../../datas/orcl-1995-2014.txt')
    # datapath = os.path.join(os.getcwd() + '/'+path)#'/historicalDLTBTC.csv'#modpath, '../../datas/orcl-1995-2014.txt')
    # Create a Data Feed
    data = bt.feeds.GenericCSVData(
        # Do not pass values before this date
        dtformat = ('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'),
        datetime = 0,
        high = 2,
        low = 3,
        timeframe = bt.TimeFrame.Minutes,

    If this is the best way to go about live trading using binance, how can I retrieve variables from the init portion of the TestStrategy class so that I can keep track of the trades and position?

        # To keep track of pending orders and buy price/commission
        self.order = None
        self.buyprice = None
        self.buycomm = None
        self.loopIteration = 0
        self.buyType = None
        self.inTrade = False

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  • Hi @Noah-Bastola,

    I'm using backtrader for bitcoin/usdt trades in production. The easy way is integrate with binance API through CCXT Store lib. A simple example is available below:

  • @rodrigo-brito How do I import ccxtbt, as shown in your imports?

  • @rodrigo-brito Actually I was able to load the library, but could you run me through how the code works? I ran the code as given, but it doesn't seem to fetch any data. This is the output I get:

    2019-03-18 17:28:40.131205 - fetch_ohlcv - Attempt 0
    Fetching: BTC/USDT, TF: 5m, Since: 1552944300000, Limit: 99999

  • Hi @Noah-Bastola, to install, you should the pip:

    pip install git+git://

    Maybe, are you using an old version. Make shure that parameter fromdate are defined with a enough value for you indicators.

  • Hi @Noah-Bastola, I did follow the below and managed to setup the environment with the correct versions:

    conda create --name DVX python=3.7
    source activate DVX
    conda install -c anaconda git
    pip install ccxt
    pip install git+

    Give it a try!

  • Hi @Rodrigo Brito,
    As you mentioned, you are using Binance for prod trading. I have a question in regards to the order status. I do place order correctly on Binance since I can see the order in the dashboard. However, in the notify_order() when it comes to printing this line:
    self.log (order.executed.price,order.executed.value,order.executed.comm)

    It always prints 0 for all 3 values, I am not sure why I cant see the order execution details. Does it work for you?


  • Hi @pfederra. I'm receiving zero values too. I think it is a issue related to bt-ccxt-store.

  • Thanks for the confirmation. Do you know if there is any active development happening on the CCXT integration to Back-trader? Is there anywhere that we can report the bugs?

  • Hi @Rodrigo Brito, On another note, have you faced any other major/minor issues/bugs while running the Backtrader+CCXT live so we need to be aware of before go live? Any special error handling or Binance broker specific issues we might face? Thanks

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