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In the past, I have used the symbol "MAXR" to trade and it is working well, however, in the logs, it appears as symbol "MDA." Now, I am getting an error where it says that the asset price is $0. Should I use the "MDA" symbol in my code rather than the "MAXR"? 

 

Thank you,

 

 Noah

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Hi Noah W,

Before completing its acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Maxar Technologies (MAXR) was MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). That is why we see multiple symbols in this situation. As the attached research notebook shows, we have data for MDA from 2017-10-06 to 2017-10-10 and for MAXR from 2017-10-11 to the present day. Fortunately, LEAN takes care of these transitions automatically during backtesting and trading.

The error saying the asset price is $0 can be resolved by ensuring that the data slice passed to OnData has pricing information for the symbol we are trading.

if not data.Bars.ContainsKey(self.sym):
return

In regards to which symbol should be used between MAXR and MDA, it doesn’t actually make a difference when backtesting. See the attached backtest algorithm for an example of how we can trade these symbols without error by specifying just one of the symbols. By cloning the project and reviewing the Orders tab, it can be seen that LEAN recognizes the symbol change on 2017-10-10.

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