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Basic first algo - error getting cash balance

Hi, I am trying to deploy my first algo through QuantConnect. To keep things simple, I am just running the following code to add SPY and set cash. I’m running through Alpaca paper trading brokerage.

 

I receive the following error message when trying to deploy, any ideas?

 

During the algorithm initialization, the following exception has occurred: Error getting cash balance from brokerage: Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path '', line 0, position 0.Unexpected character encountered while parsing value: <. Path '', line 0, position 0.

 

 

 

class BootCampTask(QCAlgorithm):

 

    def Initialize(self):

        self.AddEquity("SPY", Resolution.Daily)

        self.SetCash(25000)

        

    def OnData(self, data):

        pass

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Hi Ajay Jethani ,

Thank you for the report. For issue with live algorithms, please contact support@quantconnect.com.

We got the system logs from the runtime error and will take a look as soon as possible. It looks like the algorithm couldn't retrieve the cash book information.

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