Newbie here, basic question:
My in-process algo buys a stock when certain conditions are met. So if I want to hold on to the stock up to and including the current day, how are the performance results calculated?
Does Quantopian assume I sell the stock? Do I only realize paper profits only once the stock has been sold? If the latter is the case, then I should sell it at some point, right?
Second, unrelated question: When I win the contest next month (please suppress your smirk), does Quantopian assume that the algo has to run without any human intervention? I don't think most quant funds work this way: the basic algo runs, but humans are in the loop if significant news or developments impact the outlook for a stock.