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Some suggestion of benchmark

Benchmark, is discussed a lot in the community. According to my opinion, SPY is good choice, but Quantopian should also provide some options by the users. Say I have a strategy of trading AAPL, then I should be available compare my strategy return with Apple stock return, but not with SPY.

And if I have a strategy of two or three equities, may be I want to see each of them as benchmark.

Last, if I have trading strategy of 30 equities, showing all of them will be messy, and thus I hope that the benchmark is the average of these 30 stocks return, but may be user defined weight feature will be better.

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I think you're right - the benchmark should be something that you can specify. It's a great feature request. I haven't prioritized it yet, but we'll definitely get to it.

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Is it done ??...Can we define our own benchmark??

yes, you can use the set_benchmark function, here are the docs: https://www.quantopian.com/help#overview-setbenchmark

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