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Is shoring cryptos, even in paper-trading is still unavailable with QC?

 

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Hi Armin,

You will need to use the Bitfinex brokerage model for crypto margin trading. You can do this in Initialize with

self.SetBrokerageModel(BrokerageName.Bitfinex)

This will allow you to take short positions and use leverage.

Best
Rahul

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A newbie question, sorry for it's being dumb. As I understand, we are now able to take short positions and use leverage in both backtesting and live trading?

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Hey Kaan,

You are correct; margin trading for cryptocurrencies on Bitfinex is available for both backtesting and livetrading.

Best
Rahul

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Hi if I set the Brokerage to Bitfinex, is there anyway I can trade equities in the same code? Thks

Justed asked the same question in another post. 

https://www.quantconnect.com/forum/discussion/10302/issue-shorting-crypto-in-combined-portfolio-crypto-amp-equities/p1

 

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Hi Pranava,

Refer to this related thread.

Best,
Derek Melchin

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