Data. Hedge funds and institutions buy expensive data for use in their strategies. We sell these very same data feeds at prices you can afford, for use in your strategy. These data sources are accessed natively on Quantopian.
The data can provide signal for use in your trading strategies. This data is cleansed and mapped to our freely available market data, allowing you to research a whole new class of strategies.
No. The product has always been free to use. This continues to be the case. You can research, write algos, run backtests, and live trade for free. Some services, like these third party data feeds, are offered for a monthly fee.
You will be prompted for a credit card. Quantopian will bill you immediately for the first month's subscription. Quantopian will subsequently bill you on a monthly cycle. You can cancel your subscription at any time.
Yes! A subset of each dataset is available at no charge. The volume of free sample data is different from dataset to dataset. More recent time periods require a monthly fee but you can typically access the free data by appending '_free' to the name of a data set. More >>
Practically everything on the site. The backtester, research platform and live trading features are all free to use. The market data (pricing for U.S. Equities) and 600+ fundamentals metrics are also free. Each of the data feeds displayed also provide free samples, typically covering at least 3 years of historical data. More >>
The data is available for use both in algorithms (through the pipeline API) and the Quantopian research environment
(both through the pipeline API and the interactive API).
With all third party data provided on this site, Quantopian restricts its use to this website. These restrictions are part of the deal we've struck with the data providers. We suggest trying out the research environment as an alternative.