Leveling Wall Street's Playing Field
Quantopian inspires talented people everywhere to write investment algorithms.
Select authors may license their algorithms to us and get paid based on performance.
Research
Do your research in our hosted IPython environment using stock price history, corporate fundamental data, and other data sets.
Develop
Write your algorithm in your browser. Then backtest it, for free, over 14 years of minute-level data.
Compete
Every month we award prizes to winning algorithms. If you win, you earn $5000.
Capital
The best algorithms are eligible to receive capital allocations from Quantopian.
Compensation
If your algorithm is selected for an allocation, you get a share of the gross 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 are selected for an allocation, Quantopian provides the 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 14 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 — 70,000 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. Analyze your results.