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Some quick questions about deploying an algorithm live:

- If my self.SetCash is set to $10,000 and my account has $20,000... will the algorithm use my full amount of $20,000 or only $10,000? all my order sizes are set to be x1.0 the SetCash but I just want to make sure lol

- If for whatever reason, my account gets disconnected to the algorithm with open trades... can I deploy again the algorithm and it will take into consideration the open trades? (as long as they are symbols that get used in the algorithm)

- Anything to avoid when using Interactive Brokers as the brokerage where all trades will be taking place?

Please let me know if you need clarification on any of the questions.

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Hi Andrés, 

I don't use live trading via QuantConnect myself, but I would like to tell you something about it anyway: I strongly advise you to test everything on your IB Paper account. In particular, you will be able to answer your questions on a paper account yourself and you will also feel better and more secure because you don't have to rely on the testimony of a stranger. 

Just link it to your IB Paper Account and let it run. You can disconnect and reconnect from the Trader Workstation using Ctrl+Alt+F. The question regarding the selected cash balance and position size should appear immediately after the first order is executed. 

I hope someone with experience in live trading via QuantConnect can tell you more. 

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Thank you Arthur Asenheimer for responding.

I will go ahead and do what you proposed.

If I may ask, do you do live trading? if so, why don't you use Quantconnect and what do you currently use?

Thank you again

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I do live trading but I am currently using the native IB Python API and the ib_insync package. I will shift to QuantConnect after I am familiar enough with the API. 

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