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I was hoping to tap into data streams for the S&P 500 and the Market Volatility Index (usually represented as the symbol VIX or ^VIX) in my algorithm. Are there any indexes available? I didn't see them in your Symbols CSV...
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Correct its not in there as not an equity -- but agree its hugely helpful and I also used it in a number of my strategies. I passed on the request to @QuantQuote and we'll see if we can get it somehow.

Shortly (mid Jan) we'll allow custom data uploads, which will trigger custom events with custom event handlers. VIX could easily be included there as well if you have your own VIX data source
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VXX is a VIX ETF in QuantConnect and OK for long term strategies

http://www.investopedia.com/stock-analysis/2012/4-ways-to-trade-the-vix-vxx-vxz-tvix-xxv0417.aspx
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VXX is not a replacement for $VIX or $VXV, because VXX has drift, whereas the indices themselves $VIX and $VXV measure absolute levels of volatility, so VXX is not useful for either short term or long term traders. If you are a pure momentum trader, you could trade VXX by itself,
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