Hi there, Hoppers!


Shorting or "Short selling" a coin works a bit different at Cryptohopper then you might be used to!

Normally when shorting a coin you sell the asset before buying it, hoping that the market drops, allowing you to buy back cheap, netting the entire drop in profits.


When using the shorting feature of Cryptohopper you will need to own the asset first, you then sell it as the current price and expect the market to drop. The hopper will reserve your base currency for you, allowing you to buy the asset back later on, both clearing your tanked asset (by buying the same amount back but at a cheaper rate) and netting you the drop in base currency (by using less base currency the amount spent will be less then the amount reserved)


Shorting has several parameters to work with:


  • Reset position after closed short

When enabled new open positions, after short positions are closed, will start at 0% profit instead of using the profit of the short position.


  • Restore position after short

When enabled the original settings of the open position are restored when a short position is closed and the position is being opened again.


  • Automatic shorting

This will enable your hopper to automatically open short positions.


  • Max open short positions

The number of maximum open short positions your hopper may have. The more open short positions, the longer it will take for your hopper to check these positions.


  • Open short based on strategy

When enabled short positions will be opened when your strategy signals a sell. This will override the setting: sell with strategy.


  • Close short based on strategy

When enabled short positions will be closed when your strategy signals a buy.


  • Always short instead of sell

When enabled short positions will be opened when an open position gets sold with profit, autoclose, stop-loss or trailing stop-loss.


  • Shorting percentage profit

Enter the percentage of profit you want to make on each short. Whenever a short position over this percentage, the short position will be closed.


  • Use actual profit

When enabled the actual profit calculation is used for percentage profit calculation and for the trailing stop-short.


  • Trailing stop-short

This will trail the profit percentage downwards, tracking a short position that is gaining until the price starts to go up again, after which the position is closed and the funds are bought back.


  • Only when Trailing stop short is enabled : Trailing stop-short percentage 

Enter the trailing stop-short percentage. For example 1.5 (%). If the currency then goes up with 1.5% or more the trailing stop-short will go in effect with this percentage.


  • Only when Trailing stop short is enabled : Arm trailing stop-short at

Enter the percentage you want the trailing stop-short to start trailing. For example, start trailing at 3 (%)


  • Only when Trailing stop short is enabled : Use trailing stop-short only

When enabled this will disable the take profit percentage and only use the trailing stop-short to close a short position.


  • Only when Auto close within time is enabled : Auto close shorts within time

If enabled the hopper will automatically close short positions after X time.


  • Only when Auto close within time is enabled : Close shorts after X time open

When enabled short positions will be opened when your strategy signals a sell. This will override the setting: sell with strategy.


  • Only when Auto remove shorts within time is enabled : Auto remove shorts within time

If enabled the hopper will automatically remove short positions after X time.


  • Only when Auto remove shorts within time is enabled : Remove shorts after X time open

Select the timeframe after you want short positions to be automatically removed.


  • Do not buy back on loss

When enabled short positions will be removed instead of bought back when the signal comes in to close the position, and the short position has not made any profit.


  • Ignore max open positions

When enabled the max open positions number is ignored when a short position is closed and bought back. Please note this does not allow for opening more short positions through automatic shorting, and is only about closing the already shorted positions.


Happy hopping!