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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

    Before and After Market Open Schedule Rules

    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

    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 […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Introducing The Co-Pilot: Your Coding Companion

    The Co-Pilot

    We’re happy to announce the release of the Co-Pilot (C# only); a rich automated documentation generator built to give you relevant hints while you’re building your strategy. With deep API’s it is impossible to memorize all the methods available; and time consuming to constantly search the documentation. As a coding companion, the co-pilot can inspect […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Options and Futures Trading on QuantConnect

    We are very excited to announce the beta launch of options and futures trading on QuantConnect! Through the open-source platform LEAN, algorithmic trading has never been so accessible to investors. The new asset classes tie into our existing offering of Equities, FOREX and CFD products bringing us to a total of five asset classes. We […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Free Live Trading with FXCM

    We’re excited to officially announce the integration of QuantConnect with FXCM Brokerage. This integration allows QuantConnect to offer free live trading to FXCM clients, giving tens of thousands of traders access to powerful algorithmic trading technology entirely for free. Free Live Trading Combining the our powerful open source algorithmic trading platform LEAN with the experience […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Our Answer to NYSE Eliminating Stop Orders

    From February 26th investors will no longer be able to use Stop or Good Till Cancelled order types on the NYSE, according to a recent press release from Reuters. Typically Stop Market orders are used to place a market order when the stock exceeds a trigger price. On August 24th, 2015 many investors had their […]