How can I add cash to my portfolio when strategy is running?

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Anyone knows how to add cash to my portfolio after strategy is kicked off? I tried to add cash to Portfolio.Cash, but apparently Portfolio object is private
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Portfolio is a public property on your algorithm. Cash is a public read-only property on Portfolio, so you can't set it directly because it's a Cash object type. You want to use Portfolio.SetCash(amount) method:var amount = 1000m;
Portfolio.SetCash(Portfolio.Cash + amount);

So this will add the amount to your current cash.
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Does the Portfolio.SetCash line of code have to be commented out when live deploying the strategy?

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No -- we automatically import this from your brokerage or in paper trading the last cash value of your strategy.

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Follow on question, does the posted profit get reinvested ? in other words are the realised profit added back to the portfolio investible cash holding ?

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Every time I added cash to a live strategy, I had to stop and restart the algo. Otherwise, the algo would show a return based upon the value of the original amount. To get around this I had to clone and redeploy it as a new algorithm. Not the best solution, since the new algo does not have the previous tracking data. 

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Hi Jai and OkiTrader,

Jai, that is correct.

OkiTrader, when adding funds to a live algorithm, we just need to stop the algorithm, add the funds, then redeploy. There is no need to clone.

Best,
Derek Melchin

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