Leveling Wall Street's Playing Field
We back the best investment algorithms with investor capital, trading operations, and technology.
Research
Do your research in our hosted IPython environment using stock price history, corporate fundamental data, and other data sets.
Code
Write your algorithm in your browser. Then backtest it, for free, over 13 years of minute-level data.
Compete
When you enter the contest, your algorithm will also be considered for our hedge fund.
The Contest
Every month we award a prize to a winning algorithm. If you win, you manage $100,000 of our money and keep all the profits.
The Hedge Fund
Quantopian is a crowd-sourced hedge fund. The best algorithms are selected for the fund. If you are selected, you get a share of the profits.
Perks of joining Quantopian
It's not just technology and data. It's a community, and capital, and more.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You own your algorithms. Your algorithms are kept secret. Ideas are some of the most valuable assets anyone has. We are committed to protecting your intellectual property and keeping it safe.
BACKTESTING
Once you've written your algorithm, you need to test it. Quantopian provides free backtesting with historical data and free paper trading (also called walk-forward testing).
REAL MONEY TRADING
If you win the contest or are selected for the hedge fund, Quantopian will provide the trading capital. You also can connect Quantopian to your brokerage account and trade with your own money.
DATA
Quantopian provides free access to many data sets. We include 13 years of minute-level prices on all US stocks and ETFs. Other data sets include corporate fundamentals with over 600+ metrics.
RESEARCH
Before you write your algorithm, you probably need to do some research. Quantopian provides a hosted research environment with flexible data access and custom plotting in an IPython notebook.
COMMUNITY
Our community — 35,000 members and growing — ranges from seasoned algorithmic traders to aspiring quants. We help each other with code problems and discuss ideas in algorithmic trading.
Join Quantopian
Code your algorithm. Make money by trading our capital.