Quantopian to Quantconnect -- Get current and history of Price

I am trying to transalte some Quantopian code, and am not sure of the proper C# methods to use.

Quantopian code:

 Assume that "context.XIV" is pointing to the XIV position.

 high = (data.history(context.XIV, "high", 119, "1m")).max()

 price = data.current(context.XIV, 'price')


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Requesting historical data is easily implementable in QuantConnect. The History() method call is extremely flexible, and returns as an enumerable. As a result, the highest high price can be found via historyarray.max().

The price of a security can be called via Securities[Symbol].Price


Hi Gurumeher,

thanks for the input although, I'm having an issue getting the current price of a list of stocks. Here's a exerpt from my code:

I call a function everyday at 9h31 in the morning. The function tries to get the current price of a list of stocks in a list.

h2 = self.History(stock_list, 1, Resolution.Minute)

for sid in buyList:


And the code returns this:

open high low close volume
symbol time
ANY 2018-08-30 09:31:00 0.2836 0.2836 0.28 0.28 2536.0
SKLN W3D5XE441TNP 2018-08-30 09:31:00 1.2000 1.2000 1.20 1.20 5484.0
AMBO WUZNFTKLBTR9 2018-08-30 09:31:00 6.6200 6.6200 6.62 6.62 8.0
AAU TEMHQPA3FAZP 2018-08-30 09:31:00 0.6400 0.6400 0.64 0.64 9142.0
NEXM RU76HTMVKUW5 2018-08-30 09:31:00 0.3200 0.3200 0.32 0.32 7762.0
ATMR WCSV5NBCG411 2018-08-30 09:31:00 5.2200 5.2200 5.22 5.22 184.0
ARB R735QTJ8XC9X 2018-08-30 09:31:00 17.2800 17.2800 17.28 17.28 395.0
AYTU WOV3AVMS6TT1 2018-08-30 09:31:00 4.5100 4.5100 4.51 4.51 1852.0
2018-08-31 00:00:00 AYTU
2018-08-31 00:00:00 0Basically, the price of 0 is returned for many stocks.... despite the fact that it
should be (or I would expect it to be) around 4.51 according to the table above.

and I also noticed that the dates dont match either ....what am i doing wrong ?
Thanks in advance

Ok what I found is that I have to add the security first like so:

stock = self.AddEquity(mySym.Value).Symbol
price = float(self.Securities[stock].Price)

but still doesnt tell me why I end up with a price that is largely different than the minute data even though I call this at the same time ...


AddEquity() request the data for specified resolution and symbol. Therefore to get the security price data with self.Securities[stock].Price, you need to request the data in Initialize().

self.Securities[stock].Price returns the bar closing price. I did a simple test with this algorithm. The history close price equals the self.Securities[sid].Price.

class BasicTemplateAlgorithm(QCAlgorithm):
    def Initialize(self):

        self.stock_list = ["AAPL", "IBM", "AMZN"]
        for i in self.stock_list:

    def OnData(self, data):
        h2 = self.History(self.stock_list, 1, Resolution.Minute)
        for sid in self.stock_list:
            self.Debug(sid + " "+ str(self.Securities[sid].Price))

Thanks a lot Jing !

Given that I pull both Minute and Daily data in my custom function:

        h1 = self.History(stock_list, 31, Resolution.Daily)
        h2 = self.History(stock_list, 1, Resolution.Minute)

 I had to put this in my initialize function:

self.UniverseSettings.Resolution = Resolution.Minute

now this:

price = float(self.Securities[stock].Price)

in my custom function return the closing of the last bar/the last minute.

Does it make sense to you too ?

Thanks !


With the universe resolution setting "self.UniverseSettings.Resolution = Resolution.Minute", OnData() method is called every minute. You'll get the minute data for symbols returned in universe selection. 

The resolution of self.Securities[symbol].Price in OnData() depends on your resolution setting when you request the symbol data.


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