I thought that making the 'insight_seconds' essentially unlimited in this algorithm would prevent it from selling.  Shouldn't 99999999999 seconds need to elapse after purchase before the algorithm would sell?  But I'm still seeing a lot of selling at seemingly random times.  Why hasn't making "insight_seconds = 99999999999" stopped all selling?

Thank you!


from Execution.ImmediateExecutionModel import ImmediateExecutionModel
from Portfolio.EqualWeightingPortfolioConstructionModel import EqualWeightingPortfolioConstructionModel

class QuantumHorizontalRegulators(QCAlgorithm):

def Initialize(self):
self.SetStartDate(2020, 5, 18) # Set Start Date
self.SetEndDate(2020, 5, 19)
self.SetCash(100000) # Set Strategy Cash
self.AddEquity("W5000", Resolution.Second)
self.scaning = False
self.lastToggle = None

self.__numberOfSymbols =100
self.SetUniverseSelection(FineFundamentalUniverseSelectionModel(self.CoarseSelectionFunction, self.FineSelectionFunction, None, None))
self.UniverseSettings.Resolution = Resolution.Second




self.Schedule.On(self.DateRules.EveryDay(), self.TimeRules.AfterMarketOpen("W5000", 0), self.toggleScan)
self.Schedule.On(self.DateRules.EveryDay(), self.TimeRules.AfterMarketOpen("W5000", 45), self.toggleScan)

def toggleScan(self):
self.scaning = not self.scaning
self.lastToggle = self.Time

if not self.scaning:
self.needs_reset = True

def CoarseSelectionFunction(self, coarse):
# Stocks with the most dollar volume traded yesterday
sortedByDollarVolume = sorted(coarse, key=lambda x: x.DollarVolume, reverse=True)
return [ x.Symbol for x in sortedByDollarVolume[:self.__numberOfSymbols] ]

def FineSelectionFunction(self, fine):
return [ x.Symbol for x in fine ]

class FadeTheGapModel(AlphaModel):
symbolData = {}

def __init__(self, algo):
self.algo = algo

def Update(self, algorithm, slice):
if algorithm.IsWarmingUp:
return []

# If it's the end of the day, update the yesterday close of each indicator
if not algorithm.Securities['W5000'].Exchange.ExchangeOpen:
for symbol in self.symbolData:
if symbol in slice.Bars:
self.symbolData[symbol].yest_close = slice.Bars[symbol].Close

if not self.algo.scaning:
# Reset max indicator
if self.algo.needs_reset:
for symbol in self.symbolData:
self.algo.needs_reset = False
return []

insights = []

insight_seconds = 99999999999

# Create insights for symbols up at least 10% on the day
for symbol in self.symbolData:
# If already invested, continue to next symbol
if algorithm.Securities[symbol].Invested or symbol not in slice.Bars or self.symbolData[symbol].max.Samples == 0:

# Calculate return sign yesterday's close
yest_close = self.symbolData[symbol].yest_close
close = slice[symbol].Close
ret = (close - yest_close) / yest_close
high_of_day_break = close > self.symbolData[symbol].max.Current.Value
if ret >= 0.1 and high_of_day_break: # Up 10% on the day & breaks high of day
insights.append(Insight(symbol, timedelta(seconds=insight_seconds), InsightType.Price, InsightDirection.Up))

# Update max indicator for all symbols
for symbol in self.symbolData:
if symbol in slice.Bars:
self.symbolData[symbol].max.Update(slice.Time, slice.Bars[symbol].High)

return Insight.Group(insights)

def OnSecuritiesChanged(self, algorithm, changes):
if len(changes.AddedSecurities) > 0:
# Get history of symbols over lookback window
added_symbols = [x.Symbol for x in changes.AddedSecurities]
history = algorithm.History(added_symbols, 1, Resolution.Daily)['close']

for added in changes.AddedSecurities:
# Save yesterday's close
closes = history.loc[[str(added.Symbol.ID)]].values
if len(closes) < 1:
self.symbolData[added.Symbol] = SymbolData(closes[0])

for removed in changes.RemovedSecurities:
# Delete yesterday's close tracker
self.symbolData.pop(removed.Symbol, None)

class SymbolData:
def __init__(self, yest_close):
self.yest_close = yest_close
self.max = Maximum(45*60) # 45 minutes