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Author Topic: LC Bot Performance Info

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LC Bot Performance Info
OP: April 05, 2019, 11:00:00 PM
I started running a bot to buy secondary market opportunities. One thing that was frustrating when starting out was not having other bots to compare to. So, here's some info on my bot's performance over the last few weeks.

The TTFB for list and buy request are very interesting recently as there seem to have been some changes on LC's side. The list and buy TTFB 50%, 95%, and 99% stats per day are captured in this chart as nanoseconds (1G is 1 sec):

The number of notes the bot rejects per day are also captured:

Most of these rejections are because the notes are not seasoned enough. The bot is pretty fast, but it is not fast enough and I don't really think I can fix it.

Here you can see the result of "buy" attempts by qty of notes bucketed on 2 day intervals. Orange is insufficient cash (lots of high priced notes popped at once), blue is a successful attempt, and that pink/purple color is the bot being too "slow" (note not available). I think the later is because a "list" request takes like 100~200ms and a "buy" request takes multiple times longer. Another way to look at this is that while my "buy" request is processing, 2~5 other rounds of people's "list" request has completed and they are competing for the same note. These notes are unique opportunities, a second priced auction system would be more suited for such a market... but nothing I can do there.

So I loose a lot of buy request races. And even of the ones that show up as a successful buy request end up being cancelled due to payment processing (at least 50%). Something Fred93 has posted about many times in the past.

Anyways, just posting up some numbers for anyone else out there to compare against.
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