Leveling Wall Street's Playing Field
We back the best investment algorithms with investor capital, trading operations, and technology.
Do your research in our hosted IPython environment using stock price history, corporate fundamental data, and other data sets.
Write your algorithm in your browser. Then backtest it, for free, over 14 years of minute-level data.
When you enter the contest, your algorithm will also be considered for our hedge fund.
Perks of joining Quantopian
It's not just technology and data. It's a community, and capital, and more.
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.
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.
Quantopian provides free access to many data sets. We include 14 years of minute-level prices on all US stocks and ETFs. Other data sets include corporate fundamentals with over 600+ metrics.
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.
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.