QTPyLib supports both automatic trade notifications via SMS and custom messages (for example, when you want to SMS yourself signals without entering a trade).
To specify the recipients, add the
--sms flag when running
your algo from the command line:
$ python strategy.py --sms +15551230987 +447781123456 ...
Now, whenever your algo generates a trade or when you send a custom SMS, these recipients will receive the notification to their phone.
Trades notifications are enabled by default and will be sent whenever your algo makes a trade, as long as you specified recipients when running the algo.
Trade notifications look like this (followed are made up prices):
11:37:21 UTC BOT ▲ 2x ESU2016 @ 2177.0 MKT TP 2178.25 / SL 2174.75 ---- 11:39:29 UTC SLD ▼ 2x ESU2016 @ 2178.25 TGT PL +1.25 (2m 8s) ---- 12:47:29 UTC SLD ▼ 2x ESU2016 @ 2174.50 STP PL -2.50 (1h 10m 8s)
Aside from automatic trade notification, you have your algo send custom messages (for example, when you want to SMS yourself signals without entering a trade).
To do this, add you need to import the SMS module and add this code to your algo:
self.sms("Look ma, custom text msg...")
SMS Service Provider Setup¶
Then, simply create a file named
sms.ini in the same directory as
strategy.py file with the following structure:
SMS Using Nexmo¶
[nexmo] key = API_KEY secret = SECRET_KEY from = FROM_NUMBER (OPTIONAL)
SMS Using Twilio¶
[twilio] sid = ACCOUNT_SID token = AUTH_TOKEN from = FROM_NUMBER
sms.ini file contains both services, QTPyLib will use the first one listed.