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Help for a sample on live algorithm

Dear all,

It's my first post here. Trying to find a simple sample code/algorithm  which can be used to show me how to code a algorithm for  live trading. What I found in both documenation or community is all back test sample/code. Can someone show me a very basic strucuture and sample code such as moving average 20 bars which can be used for live trading.

have been struggle a little while.

thanks,

Ding

  

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We can use the exact same algorithms for backtesting and live trading.

Please check out the attached project, it is a clone of QuantConnect University "Moving Average Cross" algorithm. After you clone it, you just need to deploy it in live mode (click on the switch labelled Mode in the top banner and follow the wizard).
 

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Alexandra,

thanks for the help. One more question: why do we still need to have "// set up our analysis span SetStartDate(2009, 01, 01); SetEndDate(2015, 01, 01); " in the initialize method, if I want to just to trade live for this algorithm.

that is the part confused me for live trading.

thanks,

Ding

 

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Ding, 

I'll let Alexandre cofirm this, but from what I understand, those will just be ignored in a live enviornment and that way you can just take your code algorithm live after sufficient backtesting with a click of a button. 

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Achagani got it right.
There are setup methods like SetStartDate and SetEndDate that are not applicable, therefore they are ignored. In live mode, the amount of capital we set with the SetCash method is overriden by the capital we have in our brokerage account.

On the other hand, there are two features that are exclusive of live trading (and does not affect backtesting): Notifications and Runtime Statistics.

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