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Trading options on time base

Hello, 

I'm new here and with python coding.

I'm trying to figure out how to choose options contract base on time and not price, e.g buy an AAPL CALL contract at 10:00 (whatever the underlaying price is) and sell the next day at 16:00.

can someone help out?

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Please check out this tutorial on Options and you should be able to place the orders.

https://www.quantconnect.com/tutorials/introduction-to-options/quantconnect-options-api

 

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Hi Sen,

Whan I run the code from the tutorial I'm getting this runtime error:

 

Runtime Error: UnboundLocalError : local variable 'i' referenced before assignment
at OnData in main.py:line 82
:: optionchain = i.Value
UnboundLocalError : local variable 'i' referenced before assignment (Open Stacktrace).

What is wrong?

def OnData(self,slice):
for i in slice.OptionChains:
if i.Key != self.symbol: continue
optionchain = i.Value
self.Log("underlying price:" + str(optionchain.Underlying.Price))
df = pd.DataFrame([[x.Right,float(x.Strike),x.Expiry,float(x.BidPrice),float(x.AskPrice)] for x in optionchain],
index=[x.Symbol.Value for x in optionchain],
columns=['type(call 0, put 1)', 'strike', 'expiry', 'ask price', 'bid price'])
self.Log(str(df))

 

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Hi Tal Shoham ,

I cloned the backtest from the tutorial soumya sen proposed and it doesn't reproduce the runtime error.

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Hi Tal Shoham ,

I have modified the example above to use Schedule Events to buy the call at 10 am. It is a starting point for the strategy you want to implement.

Please note that since the schedule event method is parameterless, therefore we need to use self.CurrentSlice instead of the parameter slice in OnData method.

 

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Hi Alexandre,

That's great.

Thanks.

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