I was looking for an open source python trading platform (that supports backtesting) but I found an overwhelming options to look at. I don't want to go through each one of them to see the pros and cons and then decide.
I understand that from Quantopian point of view, probably their underlying backtesting engine Zipline maybe the best option. But I am hoping to go with it only after I consider what other open source softwares are providing out there.
My requirement is as below:
- I do not want to use Quantopian platform for live trading (not sure if it is supported TBH). I want full control of my platform, how the reports are generated, what is logged, etc. Going for a long haul. I can download Zipline or any other open source trading platform out there and start from there.
- should support backtesting + live trading
- should have IB trading support. (But this isn't a big deal. I can add this easily)
I am looking to compare various platforms on their features and then start from there.
If you have any inputs/experiences with any other platforms, please share in this post. I will consolidate all of them and respond at the end. Thank you.