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Universe Selection using Indicators

I am trying to build a Universe Selection Model that is similar to the EMA Cross Template found here, but I want to be able to use indicators that update a different way than the EMA. The issue I find is when I try to update the indicators. EMAs, SMAs, MACD, etc that use Update(time, value) work just fine. It is when the indicator requires a TradeBar, such as the Stochastic or ADX that I run into an issue. When I try to update the indicator with the TradeBar, it does not seem to work properly, even though I am calling the Update() function the same with with a TradeBar. Can we get an example of the proper way, within a universe selection example, to use indicators that require a TradeBar Update? Thanks! 

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Universe data currently only has the close price which makes it impossible to do TradeBar indicators. On our todo is to make this have the full OHLC set to enable bar indicators on universes.

At the moment your best bet would be to do the universe selection on price/volume to reduce it to 100-500 stocks; then apply the bar indicators on the resulting universe to get it to a subset you're interested in trading.

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maybe that idea helps

public override void OnSecuritiesChanged(SecurityChanges changes)
{
if(changes.AddedSecurities.Count > 0)
{
for(int i=0; i < changes.AddedSecurities.Count; i++)
{
var addedSymbol = changes.AddedSecurities[i].Symbol;
stateData.TryAdd(addedSymbol, new SelectionData(addedSymbol));
}
}

if(changes.RemovedSecurities.Count > 0)
{
for(int i=0; i < changes.RemovedSecurities.Count; i++)
{
// remove only if not invested
if(!stateDataInvested.Keys.Contains(changes.RemovedSecurities[i].Symbol))
{
var temp = new SelectionData();
stateData.TryRemove(changes.RemovedSecurities[i].Symbol, out temp);
}
}
}

// update indicators in state data
foreach(var kvp in stateData)
{
kvp.Value.ResetIndicators();
var bars = History(kvp.Key, momPeriod+1, Resolution.Daily); // dont know why +1 is needed?
foreach(var bar in bars)
{
kvp.Value.UpdateIndicators(bar.Time, bar);
}
}
}

 

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