I would have roughly 5% without grid bot
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The bot is actively trading your position. Also when the investment is xxx usdt, when the current price is in the middle of your range, the bot only have 50% tokens held, so it is expected if the price keeps appreciating it would be lower profit in the short term compared to holding
But in the long run, more volatility will gives bot more opportunities to make profit
Of course if you can manually trade the bottom and sell the top, it is the best trade. Only if you can do that. The bot helps average out profit and loss while also profit from fluctuations
Suits yourself, are you a hodlers or trader.
Also if you want to hold while trading, use Infinity bot not grid bot. This 2 bot serve different purposes