Would Universal Selection remove the security I added by AddEquity()?

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If I add symbol XYZ by using AddEquity()

And at the mean time, I also use Universal Selection.

And if the coarse function filter out XYZ (so XYZ is one of the "RemovedSecurities"), does the program still receive XYZ data in OnData()?

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Hey JL Lord,

If you add a symbol using AddEquity, and that symbol has also been added and then removed in universe selection, you will still receive data from that symbol.

This is this case because QCAlgorithm has a UniverseManager that handles each universe in our algorithm separately. When we add a security using AddEquity, that security will belong to the "user defined" universe. On the other hand, the securities added by coarse universe selection belong to the "coarse universe". So when a symbol is removed from the "coarse universe", it isn't removed from the "user defined" universe, which means we still receive data from it.

You will receive data for a symbol added using AddEquity for the duration of the entire algorithm, unless you use RemoveSecurity(symbol)
to remove that symbol from your data subscriptions. Keep in mind RemoveSecurity(symbol) only works for securities in the "user defined" universe.

Here's an example which illuminates this. We added AMZN with AddEquity, and on the first day AMZN is also added in universe selection. But on the second day AMZN is removed from universe selection, however we still find AMZN in the slice data.

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Hi Rahul,

Thanks for the detailed explanation. From my understanding(especially after your reply above), after a symbol is added by Universal Selection, I don't need to call "AddEquity" for it.

However, in my testing, if I don't call "AddEquity" for those added securities in "OnSecuritiesChanged", I don't get the data from OnData().

Please see the attached project. The Universal Selection added "SPY", and in OnData(), I don't get SPY data at all. You can see it from the log: 

2019-09-10 00:00:00 : Launching analysis for f93c1eff9197d5b6df882feebe561b6b with LEAN Engine v2.4.0.0.7517
2019-09-10 00:00:00 : Main->OnSecuritiesChanged(0), RemovedSecurities:
2019-09-10 00:00:00 : Main->OnSecuritiesChanged(1), AddedSecurities: SPY
2019-09-10 09:31:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:31:00 AM, no SPY key
2019-09-10 09:32:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:32:00 AM, no SPY key
2019-09-10 09:33:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:33:00 AM, no SPY key
2019-09-10 09:34:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:34:00 AM, no SPY key
2019-09-10 09:35:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:35:00 AM, no SPY key
2019-09-10 09:36:00 : time=9/10/2019 9:36:00 AM, no SPY key
...
...
...

 

Why is that?

So in my programs, I always call AddEquity() for AddedSecurities in OnSecuritiesChanged although I think it's quite weird (And not consistent with your reply above either)

Hope you can shed some light on this too. Thanks.

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Hey JL Lord,

When a security is added by universe selection, its symbol is used to identify it in the slice data. You can see that SPY R735QTJ8XC9X is in slice data by iterating through the keys of the slice data.

public override void OnData(Slice data)
{
foreach(var symbol in data.Keys){
Debug($"Symbol: {symbol}, Ticker: {symbol.Value}, Data Contains Ticker?: {data.ContainsKey(symbol.Value)}");
}
}

//LOG
2019-09-10 09:31:00 : Symbol: SPY R735QTJ8XC9X, Ticker: SPY, Data Contains Ticker?: False

When we add a security using AddEquity(ticker), both the symbol and ticker are used to reference the security in the slice data.

For more detailed information about this, please check out the Security Identifiers section in the documentation.

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Thank a lot, Rahul. Now I totally got it.

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