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Can we trade 0.1 crypto using SetCash function? I am writing my own trading strategy and it seems like invoking 0.1 bitcoin would lead to unexpected large amount of asset?

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SetCash should be used to initialize the starting capital of your account in USD. To trade 0.1 Bitcoins, you should do MarketOrder('BTCUSD', 0.1).

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So, would this be in initialization or OnData? I would like to possess an initial porfolio of 0.1 bitcoin.

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Hi Junyi,

To set our initial portfolio with 0.1 bitcoin, we would add

self.SetCash('BTC', 0.1)

to the Initialize method.

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Best,
Derek Melchin

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