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Lexie Robinson

Lexie Robinson

Python Auto-complete, and with Integrated Docker-Local IDE Support with VSCode, PyCharm and Visual Studio. Release notes v9842-v9185

In this release of updates, we have made substantial changes to improve our local development experience through deep integration of the LEAN Docker containers, along with publishing a research docker container for running your LEAN Research Notebooks locally. These docker containers are completely integrated into VSCode, PyCharm, and Visual Studio allowing you to run backtests […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Values, Security, and Intellectual Property

    Over the years, we have occasionally encountered questions regarding our internal security protocols and access to users’ intellectual property (IP). We recognize that users trust us with their time, money, and oftentimes their financial future when they use our platform. So for both current users and for future ones, I’d like to go into more […]

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    Lexie Robinson

    Lexie Robinson

    Github Tagging Integration, Docker CI Setup, Upgraded Futures Margins, New Algorithms and Indicators, Update to .net 4.6.2 – LEAN Release Notes v8406-v8943

    This release of updates to LEAN is among one of the biggest yet. With this update, we have been working hard to upgrade your user experience. We upgraded futures margins to improve futures backtesting modelling and behavior, and updated to a newer version of .net (4.6.2). Along with this, we have added LEAN docker files […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Why Funds Should Use QuantConnect to Find Alpha

    In 2019, the hedge fund space contracted for the fifth year in a row. In 2020, new launches have hit lows not seen since the financial crisis and fund liquidations are the highest since the end of 2015. The industry is in crisis. And as a small handful of global mega funds increasingly grow their […]

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    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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    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 […]