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Not buying stocks in certain dates, and run slowly

This algo has 2 additional functions to OnData function that are strike_selection, which select call and put options to trade, and the find_support function to get limit order price based on the nearest sma.


The issues with this algo that I need to fix are the following:

1- Sometimes the algo doesn't buy options in certain dates. This algo is designed to buy SPY when VIX is high and at the same time, sell call and put options for each SPY purchase.
There are certain dates such as 10/10/2018 that algo buy SPY but doesn't buy options. Why can this happen?

2- Second issue is that the algo run to slow. Do you know what can be the cause of this??

I really appreciate the support.
Regards,
Nicolás 

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Regarding speed - how many data points per second are you processing? This is shown at the end of an algorithm executing.

I suspect the cause of a low speed is a) the complexity of your algorithm and b) the fact that you're using minute-level data.

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Hi Nicolas.

On the 10/10/2018 the VIX level is 15.95, which is below the value of 18, your threshold criteria, so the code within your first if statement in the method OnData() does not execute your option contract selection function, strike_selection().

You can increase the speed of the backtest by selecting fewer options using the method SetFilter().

For an example, instead of

option.SetFilter(-30, +30, timedelta(0), timedelta(90))

Select fewer contracts by limiting the spread of strikes and expiration dates:

option.SetFilter(-10, +10, timedelta(30), timedelta(60))

This way the algorithm loops through fewer contracts each time you run your custom function strike_selection().

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Hello Haldor, thanks for your support, It was the big filter of chains that was causing the slow running.

Nicolás

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Halldor Andersen I have some question to ask you about the same algo. For some dates, the algo is not getting any option contracts from the option chain. These dates are 17-12-2018, 28-12-2018, 02-01-2018 and 23-01-2019 where the slice.OptionChains.Count is equal to zero in the strike_selection function. 

What might be happen in those cases? 

Thanks for your further support!

Nicolás 

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Hi Nicolas,

Please check your new post for latest updates. Thanks for your support!

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