Setting up an exchange connection

Set up exchange for trading automation

Here you can see how to set up your exchange for automated trading.

Supported exchanges

Tickerly supports a range of different forex, index, crypto and futures exchanges. You can see them all following this link and any exchange specific comments you might need to know.

Test accounts

Notice that demo / test / paper accounts are only supported for Oanda, Capital.com and Alpaca exchanges and it requires that the “EXCHANGE ACCOUNT NAME” in the Tickerly form has to be “test” when you register the exchange connection in Tickerly

Field mapping

See which fields from the exchange API goes where in the Tickerly exchange connection here

Guide : Setting up an API exchange connection to Tickerly

Please follow the below steps to setup an API on your exchange that Tickerly can use to place orders from your TradingView strategy alerts.

  • Generate a new API. The detailed process varies between exchanges, but it typically looks like this:
    • After logging into your account, click [API Management] from the user center icon.
    • Enter a label/name for your API key and click [Create API].
    • Complete the security verification with your registered 2FA devices.
    • Configure the rights of the API for making trades but not withdrawing funds (On ByBit tick either Account transfer or Subaccount transfer, even though Tickerly will never perform a transfer)
    • Add 217.160.238.76 to IP whitelist, if possible, for added security
    • Your API is now created. Please keep your Secret, Key and any API password or other API information generated secure as will not be shown again in full. If you loose your Secret, you will need to delete the API and create a new one.
  • Copy the generated API details as you will need to fill them into a form on Tickerly as the next step
  • You are now ready to connect Tickerly to your exchange account by filling in the created API details in a new exchange connection on your profile here, or by navigating to “My account” / “Add exchange”. Remember to double-check that the right info from your exchange API is filled in the right fields; different exchanges have different elements and names for things, so this requires a little attention to detail. There is a guide here on which field from the exchange API goes where in the Tickerly “add exchange” form
  • After you’ve filled out all the API details for your exchange connection, your exchange account is given a unique “pointer” id. You must use this pointer in your alerts from TradingView, so Tickerly knows where you want to place the order
  • Note that the default hedge mode setting for Tickerly is “One-way mode”, so make sure that is set on your exchange (not under the API, but under preferences). On Binance and ByBit, however, we do support Hedge mode, using special alert message structures designed to this