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Jared Broad

Founder & CEO

Introducing QuantConnect Organizations

Today we’re unveiling a new era in power, flexibility, and access for quantitative finance. The QuantConnect Organizations layer allows anyone to harness our platform to launch a quantitative fund, scaling up resources as they grow. Previously, the technical and financial challenges of launching a quantitative fund have stymied new launches, resulting in AUM concentration to […]

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Sherry Yang

Sherry Yang

Is the bailout calling for American Airlines’ reform?

The total spent on buybacks for each airline across five years (2016-2020) compared to the 2020 bailout dollar amount the airline received. In spring 2020, in response to COVID-19’s impact, the airline industry negotiated for $25bn+ in federal bailout funds. To date, Alaska, Delta, Southwest, American, JetBlue, and United have announced plans to receive funds. The […]

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    Pioneering Tomorrow’s Trading

    QuantConnect provides a free algorithm backtesting tool and financial data so engineers can design algorithmic trading strategies.

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    Sherry Yang

    Measuring Hope vs. Fear in the S&P500 News

    As the world continues to deal with the effects of COVID-19, the market has been filled with news of every emotion. We measured two of these emotions — “hope” and “fear” — in news specifically about the S&P500 companies in early 2020. Powerfully, we can see news of hope battling it out with fear over […]

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    Sherry Yang

    QC Top 5 Python Natural Language Processing Libraries

    Natural language processing (NLP) techniques automate text-based analysis. There are many tasks NLP techniques can be applied to including search, translation, question answering, part-of-speech tagging, document parsing, and much more. QuantConnect supports several Python libraries for NLP tasks, the top five of which are Natural Language Toolkit(NLTK), Spacy, Gensim, Scikit-Learn, and Beautiful Soup. You can […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Into the Belly of the Beast with Laur Aliste

    Recently, QuantConnect user Laur Aliste made an incredible chart visualization in his local implementation of LEAN. We talked to him about his story. (Editor’s note: The answers below have been edited slightly for clarity and length.) QuantConnect: Could you share a bit about yourself? Laur: I got involved seven years ago in technology and I’ve […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Tutoring Initiative

    In response to requests from our community, we will be offering 1-1 remote educational sessions for you, our QuantConnect community members, to help master the QuantConnect API and LEAN. In each session, a QC staff member will work with you on foundational skills for developing with QuantConnect’s API. We know that users come to QuantConnect […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Alternative Data’s Rise in Fintech

    Alternative data is not a new tool for alpha generation, but the availability of it is. For more than a decade, the sell-side and funds have used nontraditional data to augment their ability to capture alpha. In the last few years, the amount of alternative data collated in raw data sets has grown significantly and […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Liquid ETF Competition Winners Spotlight

    In November 2019, QuantConnect launched the Liquid ETF Competition. The challenge for participants was to look for alpha within a basket of 72 ETFs selected for their independence from the market, their variety of underlying assets, and other idiosyncratic variables. The competition was sponsored by an institutional client looking for alpha from this specific basket […]

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    Sherry Yang

    A New Era For Desktop Algorithmic Trading

    We’re excited to share Skylight, a new cross-platform desktop application for integration with QuantConnect. Skylight enables a new era in backtesting, combining the best capabilities of local development with the power and storage capacity of the cloud. Develop locally with your favorite coding tools, and then send your code for backtesting on a cluster of […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Rebalance Ep 26: L1 Equities Data Deployed

    Rebalance is a flash briefing of new features and updates for you, our QC community. In our 26th episode we’re happy to share: Quote equities data for backtesting has been deployed! This means your trades will be modeled with the true bid and ask spread back to 2007. With the new data, we’ve also adjusted our […]