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How to check my current equity?

I looked in the Docs and Google searched but I could find no results for how to do this. I need to know because I sometimes get "Invalid" orders when I din't have enough equity.

Also is there a way to send a MarketOrder by percent of equity or total price rather than number of shares to buy? I have also looked for this but haven't found anything, so is it impossible or just not documented?

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You can use self.Portfolio.TotalMarginUsed and self.Portfolio.MarginRemaining to check the available margin before submitting orders.

SetHoldings(symbol, percentage_weight) allows you to use weight to place the market order.

Alternatively, you can use 

quantity = self.CalculateOrderQuantity(symbol, percentage_weight) 

self.MarketOrder(symbol, quantity)

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Great, thanks for the help

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