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.
Do your research in our hosted IPython environment using stock price history, corporate fundamental data, and other data.
Write your algorithm in your browser. Then backtest it, for free, over 15 years of minute-level US equities data and US futures.
Every trading day we award cash prizes to 10 winning algorithms. Over $5000 in prizes each month.
The best algorithms are eligible to receive capital allocations from Quantopian.
If your algorithm is selected for an allocation, you get a share of your algorithm's net profits.
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).
If you are selected for an allocation, Quantopian provides the capital. Quantopian makes allocations of millions of dollars to algorithms that meet our criteria.
Quantopian provides free access to many data sets, including US equity pricing, corporate fundamental data, and futures. Members may also access a fast-growing catalog of premium datasets.
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 — 160,000 members and growing — ranges from seasoned algorithmic traders to aspiring quants. We help each other with code problems and discuss ideas in algorithmic trading.
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Code your algorithm. Analyze your results.