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Maximum insight period

I currently have a longer-term buy/hold strategy which isn't set up as an alpha. Just monthly coarse/fine universe selection, criteria for liquidating a stock, and monthly rebalancing.

If I want to rework this strategy in the form of an Alpha, what's the max period I can set for the insight period? Can timedelta be in terms of months or years? Most Alphas I see are shorter duration (minutes).

Thanks in advance for your help with this!

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Hi The Dude,

There is no limit to the Insight Period. However, Python timedeltas can’t be specified to a specific number of months or years, so I suggest Expiry.EndOfMonth(data.Time)  or timedelta(days=22) for a monthly basis or timedelta(days=252) for a yearly basis. Furthermore, an Up/Down insight will be liquidated if followed by a Flat insight with a duration equal to or exceeding the duration of the previous Up/Down insight. 

Best,
Shile Wen 

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