FAQ

3CQS Tips & Basic Usage
  • Read up on the symbols / coins you trade, so if you do hold red bags (generally everyone will at some point), you won’t mind as much. You can easily find information on each by clicking on the symbols in the 3CQS markets section of the app.
  • If you’re looking for high volatility, just go to the 3CQS markets section and sort by volatility score. The scores are computed as weighted averages across multiple time intervals, e.g. 15m, 30m, 1h, etc.
  • Higher scores are higher volatility, which tend to yield higher gains, but many times can also mean higher risk
  • Watch the score trends (hover over the various columns to see the charts) to get an idea of the trajectory. If it’s trending down for 2 – 3 periods, you might want to make some decisions like scaling settings or TP (Take Profit) back, stopping the bot, etc.
  • Set your 3CQS alerts (the clock icon on the dashboard) to notify you of volatility changes on your preferred scores and volume.
  • Trading volume is important. It can take even longer to close deals when volume is low. Look for symbols trading 2M 24h volume or higher
  • Do not overextend and keep your bots fully covered, especially with highly volatile coins. They can dip extremely fast.
  • Be patient. It is normal for markets to move up and down, sometimes very fast and for prolonged periods of time.
What is SymRank?

SymRank is a proprietary symbol ranking system exclusive to 3CQS users that ranks symbols (coins) in near realtime based on multiple criteria including current trading volume, volatility and price action.

What are Volatility Scores?

Pricing is monitored in near realtime and calculated which results in 15m, 30m, 1h, etc. volatility interval percentages. Each interval is then weighted and averaged based on the timeframe (more recent time frames are weighted higher), from which a score is then calculated. Higher scores are greater volatility.

What are Price Action Scores?

Realtime pricing is monitored and calculated using a combination of moving average formulas. Similar to volatility, more weight is given to recent pricing, which a score is then calculated.

Price Action & Volatility Score Insight

3CQS price action and volatility take into account pricing over the last 24 hours. Scores that are red are considered currently on a downtrend and green if on an uptrend.

Price action scores that are significantly negative are when price is moving much lower over the last 24 hours. Volatility scores can be negative as well, but are not calculated the same and won’t generally be seen with as large negative scores.

Negative scores represent the lowest of all price / volatility trend movements over 24 hours whereas the color is the current projected up / downtrend. Basically significant sells that drop price drastically will likely result in larger negative price action scores, but it could increase volatility as buys increase price. So you can have a very low negative price action score with a high volatility score in many cases. The scores are constantly recalculated, so it’s helpful to see the trends when you hover over the scores.

3CQS Trading Signals

Trading signals are developed using various market indicators and extensive technical research of the current and historical market atmosphere. They offer effective trading suggestions to purchase, trade, or hold an asset. 3CQS trading signals are designed to signal the start and stop of DCA (Dollar Cost Average) bots for optimal performance under a variety of market conditions.

Signal Name: SymRank Top 100 Triple Tracker

  • Criteria for BOT_START: SymRank <= 100, Volatility Score >= 3, Price Action Score >= 2
  • These three indicators are tracked and if any fall out the starting thresholds for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: SymRank Top 100 Quadruple Tracker

  • Criteria for BOT_START: SymRank <= 100, Volatility Score >= 3, Price Action Score >= 2, RSI-14 15m <= 65
  • These four indicators are tracked and if any fall out the starting thresholds for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: SymRank Top 250 Quadruple Tracker

  • Criteria for BOT_START: SymRank <= 250, Volatility Score >= 3, Price Action Score >= 2, RSI-14 15m <= 65
  • These four indicators are tracked and if any fall out the starting thresholds for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: SymRank Top 30

  • Criteria for BOT_START: SymRank <= 30
  • SymRank is tracked and if the symbol falls out of the Top 30 for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: Super Volatility

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 4
  • Volatility scores are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: Super Volatility Double Tracker

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 4, Price Action Score >= 2
  • Volatility and price action scores are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: Hyper Volatility

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 6
  • Volatility scores are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: Hyper Volatility Double Tracker

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 6, Price Action Score >= 2
  • Volatility and price action scores are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: Ultra Volatility

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 8
  • Volatility score are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent

Signal Name: X-Treme Volatility

  • Criteria for BOT_START: Volatility Score >= 10
  • Volatility scores are tracked and if the symbol falls out of the starting threshold for a period of time a BOT_STOP signal is sent
Troubleshooting
  • If you’re using a wireless connection, make sure the signal is strong, you’re near a wireless access point, or try using a wired connection to see if the issue persists.
  • If you’re using a VPN, try disconnecting it or use another.
  • If you’re running 3CQS in a virtual machine, make sure the VM has enough resources.
  • If you have access to another computer, see if the same occurs. If it does, it’s likely something to do with your Internet connection or latency from where you’re accessing 3Commas / 3CQS servers.
  • Try increasing the refresh rate on the dashboard or temporarily turning it off. Depending on the number of bots / deals you’re running, 3Commas can send back a lot of data per refresh. Any interruption in that communication will cause errors and may slow things down.
  • Some antivirus software will continuously scan folders and memory as an application is running. Check your antivirus application to see if any scans are happening in the background.
  • Check other applications running on your computer to ensure they are not using a lot of system resources.
  • Be sure you’re running the latest version of 3CQS and updates to your own operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux).
  • Starting with 3CQS v5.0 errors are sent to an event log. Click the more options icon “…” on the dashboard then view event logs to see if anything is logged there.

Disclaimer

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