Got Questions?

  • About Stacked
  • Account Set Up
  • Trading Terms

What tool is right for me?

Trade bots If you're someone who likes to trade bitcoin regularly, our trade bot marketplace makes it easy to get exposure to some algorithms to automate a portion of your day trading.

Indices / Rebalancing For anyone who doesn't know about trading or want to day trade, our pre-built index style portfolios are perfect for you, just connect your Binance account.

Both! You can also have some of your portfolio invested into an index, and a separate portion allocated to a trading strategy. It's completely up to you!

Is Stacked a crypto exchange?

Not at all. We don't sell cryptocurrency or any other asset. Stacked is a software that connects to your existing exchange account(s). We believe you should hold your crypto wherever you're most comfortable.

What if I don't own any crypto?

That's okay! If you're not in the U.S. you can sign up for a Binance account here. U.S residents should signup for a Binance US account and we'll notify you when we add Binance U.S. support soon.

Which cryptocurrencies are supported?

We currently support over 1,300 cryptocurrencies via Binance. Whichever coins are available on exchanges we support will be available on Stacked.

Is Stacked a financial advisor?

No. Stacked is not a broker dealer, transactional intermediary, counterparty or investment advisor. Stacked™ is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Investment Advisor. Stacked™ does not provide investment or trading advice. Any investment decision a user of the Stacked™ platform may make is solely at his or her own discretion and risk.

Can I run multiple bots on the same exchange account?

It depends. It's not feasible to run multiple bots for the same pair (btc, eth, for example) because two bots may counteract each other. You can, however, use two bots that trade different pairs on the same account. When doing this, be sure that the total equity percentages of the bots do not add up to be greater than 100% or you will run into errors.

You can also connect multiple accounts for the same exchange. If you want to run one btc trend bot and one btc scalp bot, you'll need to have two exchange accounts.

How do I subscribe to a trading bot?

Once you create an account, head to the “Bot Marketplace” tab. In this tab you’ll find all of the different automated offerings available for purchase. At the top right of each card you’ll see a blue “Read More” button. After purchasing your subscription, you’ll have the ability to add an exchange and get started.

How does pricing work?

Trading bots for margin trading vary in price as the author of the bot determines what they want to sell the subscription for. Stacked doesn't set the pricing on trade bots.

When our portfolio, index, and rebalancing tools launch soon they will be made available for free to investors.

Connecting your exchange

In order to use Stacked, you must connect the platform to your exchange account via API. We have plans to support over 50 exchanges by Summer 2020. After creating your account, simply add your exchange following our instructions. It only takes a few minutes.

What is a stoploss?

A stop-loss is designed to limit an investor's loss on a position. Placing a stop-loss 5% away from current price at which you bought the asset will limit your loss to 5% on that trade (minus fees and slippage). A stoploss is an order that Stacked places on the exchange in advance to ensure your losses on a bad trade are minimized.

What is a trailing stop-loss (trailing stop)?

A trailing stop-loss is a different kind of trade order in which the stop-loss price is not set at a single, total dollar amount; instead, it is marked at a specific percentage, or a determined dollar amount, under the market value.

A trailing stop-loss is a way to protect yourself from an investment's shortcomings while securing the upside. For example, you buy Crypto XYZ for $5. You reason that you would not want to lose more than 5% on your investment, and that you want to have the ability to prosper from any price increases.

When the price increases, it brings the trailing stop-loss with it, and when the price is no longer increasing, the stop-loss price remains at the level it was brought to.cs

A trailing stop-loss is a way to automatically secure yourself from an investment's downside while locking in the upside.

For instance, you purchase Crypto XYZ for $20. You decide that you don't want to lose more than 5% on your investment, however you want to be able to take advantage of any price increases. Additionally, you are not interested in routinely monitoring your trades to lock in profit.

You set a trailing stop on XYZ that orders stacked to automatically sell if the price dips more than 5% under the market price.

There are two major advantages of using a trailing stop-loss. First, if the asset’s value decreases, the trailing stop will trigger when XYZ hits $9.50, protecting you from additional downside. However, if XYZ increases to $20, the trigger price for the trailing stop moves with it. At $20, the trailing stop will only trigger a sale if the asset drops below $19, helping you lock in most of the gains from the asset’s positive growth.

What is a trailing take profit?

A Trailing Take Profit is a stop that changes as the profitability of a trade moves upwards. Its primary role is to increase your profit. A Trailing Take Profit is a safe means to safeguard profits without having to regularly oversee the trade and adjust when an asset you are trading exponentially improves in value.

For example: You bought 1 BTC for $ 5,000 and set up Take Profit + 5% with the idea that the contract will close when the forecasted $5,250 price is reached. With a Trailing Take Profit, if the price continues to increase, your trade will not close at $5,250; it will only close when the price begins decreasing.

What is a trend?

The direction of a market, or of an asset's price, is a trend. Trends are identified by trendlines, or price action, that underscore the price is making higher swing-highs, and higher swing-lows, for an uptrend, or lower swing-lows and lower swing highs for a downtrend - which is found in technical analysis.

Many traders choose to trade in the same direction as a trend; contrarians, those opposed to following the trend, work to find reversals to counter trade the trend, or simply trade against it all together. There are uptrends and downtrends, which happen in all markets, including as stocks, bonds, and futures.

An uptrend is an increase in price. No market or asset moves straight up for long; there will always be variation, but the direction must be higher for it to be deemed an uptrend. Swing lows should be above past swing lows. The same rules apply for swing highs. As an uptrend breaks down, it could be losing momentum and reverse into a downtrend. Downtrends are comprised of lower swing lows and lower swing highs.

What is the "price range" setting?

Price Range is the allowable variance from the entry price you’re willing to have the bot enter. For example, if one of the algo’s signal a long at $6,000 and your “Price Range” setting is $50, the bot will enter the trade up to $6,050 and as low as $5,950 at the time of execution. Execution typically happens within 3 seconds of the signal.

What is rebalancing?

Rebalancing is the system of readjusting the weightings of assets in an investment portfolio. Rebalancing comprises of buying, or selling, assets periodically, in a portfolio, to preserve an initial, or preferred, degree of asset diversification, or risk.

For example: Your initial asset allocation is 50% BTC, 25% ETH, and 25% LTC – and you want your portfolio allocation to remain that way. Understanding that these percentages will change, you monitor your portfolio to ensure it remains 50% BTC, 25% ETH, and 25% LTC. In the event BTC performs well and makes up 70% of your portfolio, you may decide to sell BTC and buy more ETH and LTC to get your portfolio back to 50% BTC, 25% ETH, and 25% LTC. This process is rebalancing.