Trading Hotkeys



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If you are a short term day trader or scalper you might have thought a lot about your trade execution speed, what’s the fastest way to execute a trade? moving your mouse cursor to cTrader quick trade panel and clicking gets few milliseconds at least and you can get rid of those few milliseconds by using your keyboard, but the platform itself doesn’t has this feature, there is no way to execute a trading operation by pressing keys, and even if you want to develop something like it in form of a cBot it will be really hard, because with current cTrader automate API there is no way to listen for keyboard events outside your chart.

We at AlgoDeveloper found a solution and we developed a cBot that allows you to execute any kind of trading operation on your cTrader with keyboard keys or any other controller that allows you to map the keyboard keys to that controller keys.

With our Trading Hotkeys cBot you can execute an order or close/cancel your open orders by pressing your keyboard or controller keys, you select the keys and cBot will handle the rest.

The cBot works even if your cTrader is on the background, it doesn’t matter, there is no need to keep you cTrader window always on your screen, you can minimize it and use your keyboard or favorite controller to execute trades, its very fast with no latency, much better than using your mouse and cTrader quick trade panel.

You can select any of the keyboard keys for each of the cBot supported trading operations, for avoiding conflict with other apps you can set a combination key but that’s optional and not required, one single key press is enough.


Opening buy/sell market and market range orders

Placing all cTrader supported pending orders types

Closing positions with different criteria, ex: closing only profitable or losing positions

Canceling pending orders with different criteria

Moving your positions stop loss to breakeven

Three different modes to control when should hotkeys work and when not

Different volume units like using percentage of your account equity/balance for orders volume instead of fixed volume


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Release Date: January 8, 2021

Changed: Now the window mode only works if the cTrader window is active and focused


Release Date: January 1, 2021

Fixed: Chart mode not working unless you move mouse in/out of chart first


Release Date: December 31, 2020

Added: Different volume types percentage equity, percentage balance, lots, and units

Changed: Default mode to Window


Release Date: December 26, 2020

Added: New “Window” mode


Release Date: December 24, 2020

Added: Mode parameter that allows you to limit the cBot functionality area

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