If you have a brokerage account with Interactive Brokers* (IB), you can integrate Quantopian with your IB account and start paper trading today.
(If you don’t have an IB account, that’s OK. You can still paper trade with Quantopian! And, if you’d also like to have an IB account, you can create an account on their website.)
Do You Want to Trade With Real Money, Not Paper?
Our pilot program for real money trading is still in private beta. If you haven’t requested a spot in our real money pilot program, you can do that by filling out this short form.
How Much Does This Cost?
Paper trading and live trading through IB* are both free while we run this beta program. In the future we plan to charge a flat monthly fee per live algorithm.
We also have a special offer. If you get your algorithm up and running with real money by 3/31/14, we’ll give you a lifetime free subscription**.
Live Trading Pilot Progam
Our pilot live trading program has been growing rapidly in the last few weeks, and we’re excited to grow the program even more by opening up paper trading to everyone.
We think that live trading on Quantopian is going to change the way you trade forever.
- Quantopian lets you test before you invest. Your investment strategy can be vetted before committing any money.
- Quantopian helps you make decisions based on data and execute those decisions without emotion.
- Quantopian helps you focus on the big picture and create new ideas, instead of operating a manual, tedious system.
* Interactive Brokers LLC is not affiliated with and does not endorse or recommend Quantopian, Inc. Interactive Brokers provides execution and clearing services to customers who integrate their Interactive Brokers account with their Quantopian account. For more information regarding Interactive Brokers LLC, please visit www.interactivebrokers.com.
** Free, life-time subscription offer is for one algorithm, up to $100,000 in account balance. Additional algorithms and larger account balances are not covered by this offer.
P.S. Attached is a sample algorithm that's geared for live trading. It takes a list of stocks and rebalances them every day. You can paper trade it today:
- Clone the algo below
- Run a "Full Backtest"
- When the backtest finishes, "Live Trade Algorithm"
|Returns||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Alpha||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Beta||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Sharpe||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Sortino||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Volatility||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|
|Max Drawdown||1 Month||3 Month||6 Month||12 Month|