Discord Trading Bot

This example shows you how to setup an automated trading bot where the signals are powered by messages received in a Discord channel.
To get started, create a new directory where you can test your bot.
$ mkdir discord-bot
$ cd discord-bot
Now install the symfony/http-client and team-reflex/discord-php dependencies using composer.
$ composer require symfony/http-client
$ composer require team-reflex/discord-php
Now create a new file named bot.php and paste the following code inside. Be sure to replace the $token and $webhookUrl variables with your own values.
include __DIR__.'/vendor/autoload.php';
use Discord\Discord;
use Discord\Parts\Channel\Message;
use Symfony\Component\HttpClient\HttpClient;
$token = 'paste your discord bot token here';
$discord = new Discord([
'token' => $token,
$discord->on('ready', function ($discord) {
$discord->on('message', function ($message, $discord) {
$content = $message->content;
preg_match_all('/(BUY|SELL) ([\d+]) ([A-Z]{1,5})/i', $content, $matches);
if (!isset($matches[3][0])) {
$action = strtolower($matches[1][0]);
$quantity = $matches[2][0];
$ticker = strtoupper($matches[3][0]);
$payload = [
'action' => $action,
'quantity' => $quantity,
'ticker' => $ticker,
$webhookUrl = 'paste your TradersPost webhook url here';
$client = HttpClient::create();
$response = $client->request('POST', $webhookUrl, [
'json' => $payload
Now you can run the bot.
$ php bot.php
Now if you go to the channel in Discord where your bot is, you can type messages like the following to send signals to TradersPost.
This is a simple example, but it should demonstrate to you how you can use TradersPost webhooks to send trade signals from any source with a little bit of custom code. Enjoy!