Opportunity Observation

Recently, I found that Binance has a currency STORJ market is very strange unintentionally when I was watching the market, the trading volume is very large, and the trading frequency is very fast, the specific one-minute K-line of the following chart, we can see that the trading volume of each minute are consistent, and the minute K-line can be seen in a long lower shadow line.

Observe with Binance 1-second K-line, I found out the end of the story, someone is marketed 10,000-20,000 STORJs every 5-7s, regardless of the cost, and smashing a small hole in the K-line directly, while the price recovers in the short term. This operation was obviously caused by a robot on an iceberg commission. This selling operation lasted for a very long time, totaling an estimated $10 million level, and in many cases caused slippage of up to 0.1%, which means that the executor of this strategy lost tens of thousands of dollars in slippage on the trade only. But with such a mechanical operation and active trading, there was a clear opportunity for market making scalping.

A simple change to the original spot HF strategy, and in a few minutes I got this bot that specializes in exploiting this brainless sale of iceberg commissions.

Strategy Idea

Since the market sells in market price every few seconds, we just need to find the 10k depth in the buy order book and hang the order in front of it. So that when the iceberg sells, a high probability that the market-making robot just can receive, and at this time the transaction is very active, the momentary price decline also triggered some buy orders. By the same token, hanging sell orders can be thrown in the trend, so repeated operations. The frequency of transactions is very high, even if each time the yield is not large, the total return is also quite substantial. Of course, the premise of everything is to have a low-fee account, if the buying and selling fees both are 0.1%, then the space is not enough to pay the fees.

Strategy Performance

The strategy is performing as follows, at first, none of the profits were printing, so I changed it this afternoon, and print out the profits, the crazy selling robots have changed the volume to about 5000 at a time, so it's past the optimal time for arbitrage. I'm probably making 100-200U per hour at first, the key is risk free and low cost. On the flip side, the iceberg commission actually has a lot of skills, if you know how to write a strategy, you can spend ten minutes on FMZ to write the iceberg commission strategy that observes the depth of the buy order to decide the size and price of the order, observes the size of the active buy order to adjust the size of the pending order and take up the market monitoring and other characteristics, saving tens of thousands of dollars easily.

Strategy Source Code

The strategy code is very simple, only 80 lines, which is suitable for beginners, here are some of the parameters such as order precision and so on written fixed in the program, you can change the parameters as follows. It is recommended to save it, in case of any exchange trading pairs or the traders are out of control, you can fell free to charge them some interest at any time.

functionCancelPendingOrders() {
    var orders = _C(exchange.GetOrders)
    for (var j = 0; j < orders.length; j++) {
        exchange.CancelOrder(orders[j].Id, orders[j])


functionGetPrice(Type, Depth) {
    var sumAmount = 0var checkAmount = Type == "Buy" ? CheckBuyAmount : CheckSellAmountvar deep = Type == "Buy" ? Depth.Bids : Depth.Asksfor(var i = 0; i < Math.min(20, deep.length); i++) {
        if(Type == "Buy"  && deep[i].Price == lastBuyPrice && buyId){
            sumAmount += deep[i].Amount - amountBuy //Subtract your own pending orders here
        }elseif(Type == "Sell"  && deep[i].Price == lastSellPrice && sellId){
            sumAmount += deep[i].Amount - amountSell
            sumAmount += deep[i].Amount
        if(sumAmount >= checkAmount){
            return deep[i].Price
    return deep[19].Price

functionOnTick() {
    var depth = _C(exchange.GetDepth)
    var buyPrice = _N(Math.min(GetPrice("Buy", depth) + 0.0001, depth.Asks[0].Price-0.0001) , 4) //Guaranteed at the marketvar sellPrice = _N(Math.max(GetPrice("Sell", depth) - 0.0001, depth.Bids[0].Price+0.0001), 4)
    LogStatus('buy_price:'+buyPrice, '  sell price: '+sellPrice)
    if ((sellPrice - buyPrice) < DiffPrice) {
        buyPrice = 0
    if(sellPrice != lastSellPrice && sellId){
        sellId = 0
        lastSellPrice = 0
    if(buyPrice != lastBuyPrice && buyId){
        buyId = 0
        lastBuyPrice = 0
    var acc = _C(exchange.GetAccount)
    if(account.Stocks+account.FrozenStocks != acc.Stocks+acc.FrozenStocks){
        LogProfit((acc.Stocks+acc.FrozenStocks)*depth.Bids[0].Price+acc.Balance+acc.FrozenBalance - 2000)
        Log('free '+acc.Stocks, ' lock: '+ acc.FrozenStocks, ' total: ' , (acc.Stocks+acc.FrozenStocks)*depth.Bids[0].Price+acc.Balance+acc.FrozenBalance)
    account = acc
    amountBuy = _N(Math.min(account.Balance / buyPrice - 0.1, Amount), 0)
    amountSell = _N(account.Stocks, 0)
    if (sellPrice > 0 && amountSell > 40 && sellId == 0) {
        sellId = exchange.Sell(_N(sellPrice,4), amountSell)
        lastSellPrice = sellPrice
    if (buyPrice>0 && amountBuy > 40 && buyId == 0) {
        buyId = exchange.Buy(_N(buyPrice,4), amountBuy)
        lastBuyPrice = buyPrice
var account = {Stocks:0, FrozenStocks:0, Balance:0, FrozenBalance:0}
var buyId = 0var sellId = 0var lastBuyPrice = 0var lastSellPrice = 0var amountSell = 0var amountBuy = 0var log_account_time = 0functionmain() {
    while (true) {

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