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Beginner here, using Python. I want to trade EURUSD from an hour after markets open (6PM sunday EST) to closing out my positions an hour before they close (4PM friday EST). What is the best way to do this? 

Also, is there some documentation of available methods I can search through? For example, I don't know how to find more about "self.ClosePositions". Or search for relevant time methods. 

Thank you!

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Nevermind the second part - I have found that you can search the API tree in the Algorithm Lab environment (under debug).

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Hi Jared Vetto,

self.ClosePositions represents a scheduled event and it is defined in the algorithm. In other words, it is not a QuantConnect/Lean method.

Scheduled events execute code at specific times of the day. We can define a scheduled event using the self.Schedule.On method. Here's an example:

# In Initialize
self.Schedule.On(self.DateRules.Every(DayOfWeek.Friday), self.TimeRules.At(16, 0), self.ClosePositions)

# In main class
def ClosePositions(self):
# code to close positions
pass

Learn more about scheduled events in the documentation and in the boot camps, specifically check out the opening range breakout bootcamp.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out!

Best
Rahul

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