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* Lean Algorithmic Trading Engine v2.0. Copyright 2014 QuantConnect Corporation.
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using System;
using System.Linq;
using QuantConnect.Data;
using QuantConnect.Data.Market;
using QuantConnect.Orders;
using QuantConnect.Securities;
namespace QuantConnect.Algorithm.CSharp
/// <summary>
/// This example demonstrates how to add options for a given underlying equity security.
/// It also shows how you can prefilter contracts easily based on strikes and expirations.
/// It also shows how you can inspect the option chain to pick a specific option contract to trade.
/// </summary>
/// <meta name="tag" content="using data" />
/// <meta name="tag" content="options" />
/// <meta name="tag" content="filter selection" />
public class BasicTemplateOptionsFilterUniverseAlgorithm : QCAlgorithm
private const string UnderlyingTicker = "GOOG";
public readonly Symbol Underlying = QuantConnect.Symbol.Create(UnderlyingTicker, SecurityType.Equity, Market.USA);
public readonly Symbol OptionSymbol = QuantConnect.Symbol.Create(UnderlyingTicker, SecurityType.Option, Market.USA);
public override void Initialize()
SetStartDate(2015, 12, 24);
SetEndDate(2015, 12, 24);
var equity = AddEquity(UnderlyingTicker);
var option = AddOption(UnderlyingTicker);
// set our custom filter for this option chain
option.SetFilter(universe => from symbol in universe
.Expiration(TimeSpan.Zero, TimeSpan.FromDays(10))
where symbol.ID.OptionRight != OptionRight.Put &&
universe.Underlying.Price - symbol.ID.StrikePrice < 60
select symbol);
// use the underlying equity as the benchmark
public override void OnData(Slice slice)
if (!Portfolio.Invested)
OptionChain chain;
if (slice.OptionChains.TryGetValue(OptionSymbol, out chain))
// find the second call strike under market price expiring today
var contract = (
from optionContract in chain.OrderByDescending(x => x.Strike)
where optionContract.Right == OptionRight.Call
where optionContract.Expiry == Time.Date
where optionContract.Strike < chain.Underlying.Price
select optionContract
if (contract != null)
MarketOrder(contract.Symbol, 1);
public override void OnOrderEvent(OrderEvent orderEvent)
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