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Arbitrage still viable?

Hey folks, first post … happy to be here :slight_smile:

I have been playing around with some uniswap / arbitrage prices but cannot get anywhere near profit due to gas fees.

Is anyone making arbitrage work or has the price of gas ended that gravy train?

Arbitrages happen in burst. There can be no arbitrage opportunities for weeks or more, and suddenly a a series of arbitrage opportunities occurs, usually when there are sudden price moves in the market. It’s impossible to say when that will happen, so we always have to be ready by running our bot.

High gas fees are a problem, yes, because it can reduce the number of time it’s profitable to do an arbitrages.

You can also run the arbitrage bot of DyDx, that’s in the Bonus section. This will give you one more chance to find arbitrage.