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Jared Broad

Founder & CEO

Meet Our QuantCommunity – Stefan Jacholke

Welcome to the second installment of our “Meet Our QuantCommunity” series. In the previous edition, we spoke with Cheng Peng, a software engineer who creates equity statistical arbitrage algorithms for our Alpha Streams marketplace. In this installment, learn about Stefan Jacholke, a QuantConnect community member with 13 public algorithms. Stefan, who lives in Switzerland but […]

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    Alex Otsu

    Alex Otsu

    IB Gateway Automation

    Last week, we released IBAutomater, a tool that allows you to automate many actions while connecting to Interactive Brokers via the IB Gateway. It is best used with LEAN to fully manage your algorithm portfolio but can be plugged into your own trading system. We created it as a standalone, event-based, version-controlled package for handling […]

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    Alex Otsu

    Alex Otsu

    Algorithm Wizard 2.0

    The Algorithm Lab is now more powerful than ever. We have added baked-in features to promote best practices in hypothesis design and enable more intuitive algorithm development. The layout changes, along with what they mean for your development process, are outlined below. “Create New Algorithm” The options to “Create Framework Algorithm” and “Create Classic Algorithm” […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    QuantConnect Users Can Now Trade on Bitfinex

    We’re pleased to share you can now live-trade with Bitfinex from your QuantConnect account. This integration adds a second crypto brokerage to QuantConnect, giving the community more options for live trading! Since we launched crypto trading in 2017, we have seen a great deal of demand for Bitfinex from our international users who trade crypto […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Live Trading on QuantConnect Now Free for Students

    Education has always been a core value for us at QuantConnect — with all of the intelligent and talented people in our quant community, there is great opportunity to learn from each other as both the platform and user base grow. Today, we’re excited to announce QuantConnect Live Trading is now free for students. All you need to do is simply register with your .edu email address, and you can start trading at no cost.

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Our New Quantpedia Strategy Library

    When we launched our Algorithm Framework in May, it was an exciting update for our community to leverage “drag & drop” modules of code that can alleviate inefficiencies in algorithm development. In a parallel effort to provide quants with more strategy examples, we are pleased to announce our integration with Quantpedia and to showcase our […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    LEAN’s Tear Sheet – The LEAN Report Creator

    We’re happy to share that we’ve created a new backtest tear sheet creation tool, which comes with LEAN. The LEAN Report Creator is generated from backtesting-result objects and allows you to quickly create polished, professional-grade reports for each backtest (see a full example report generated by LRC). Our hope is that you can use these […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Democratizing Finance, Empowering Individuals

    Since we were founded in 2011, QuantConnect has strived to empower individuals. It has been built into our core motto “Democratizing Finance, Empowering Individuals”. We are motivated to provide powerful investment opportunities for investors and the best technology possible available for quants. It is a difficult challenge but one we push through every day. Some […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Scheduled Events

    Scheduled events allow you to trigger code blocks for execution at specific times according to rules you set. This feature helps coordinate your algorithm activities and perform analysis at regular intervals; while letting the trading engine take care of market holidays. The scheduling is set with two rules: the DateRules and TimeRules classes. The schedule […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Collaborating in QuantConnect

    General tab of the Project section in the IDE

    Collaborating is a powerful feature of QuantConnect which allows up to 10 team members to work on a project at the same time. This can be useful when a team of specialists collaborates to build a great strategy. The project creator holds the master copy of the project and can add team members and control […]