Wait X minutes to Execute Code

I am using Daily FX to import the economic calendar, but I don't want the code to execute right on the hour. I want it to wait a few minutes until a clearer direction can be identified before placing orders. I see there is a WaitOne method, but I am having a difficult time figuring out how to use it in an algo. Does anyone have any examples or something they can whip up to show me? 

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Scheduled Events can be used for this case, which allows you to trigger code to run at specific times regardless of the data events. So an event can be scheduled that independently triggers when to import the Daily FX economics calendar. This sample code shows Scheduled Events implemented at various times calling various methods.


Gurumeher Sawhney 

Thank you for looking into my question. Let me use an example to better help illustrate what I'm looking for. 

Let's say I'm interested in creating an algo that liquidates my holdings of "EURUSD" on the release of a major economic release. Five minutes later, once the trade direction is a little clearer, it will place an order. The economic releases are not consistent, so they could be at any time of day (which means most of the scheduled events for a time of day or date won't work. Also, I only want it to wait and implement the order once, so a recurring scheduled event won't work either. 

The code would probably go through a loop, but I need to implement a waiting period so it can liquidate upon release and then run a second time to place the order after a predetermined waiting period. 

Other issues I'm having with this code are: 

  • How to be sure it runs only once even if the Economic Calendar triggers two events at the same time. 
  • How to limit the trigger to events for currencies I'm trading. Right now the code will liquidate no matter what currency it is for. 

 I've attached a simple backtest to show how far I've gotten. Maybe it will help explain what I'm looking for or where I'm stuck at.


In order to execute a trade 10 minutes after the trading signal is determined, try storing all the data necessary for the order in an object, including the future time, and then query the array using self.Time and conditional statements. The future time can be calculated via DateTime arithmetic: in python it is as easy as + timedelta(minutes = 10).

The DailyFX object has a public property Currency that defines the currency for the event so a conditional statement can be used to filter out the events. The DailyFX object updates automatically based on the data, but a potential solution could be using a conditional statement that ignores the second event if there exists an aforementioned object whose order still needs to be created.


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