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Jared Broad

Founder & CEO

Powered By LEAN: Abbington Investment Group

In the next edition of our Powered By LEAN blog series, we feature Charles (Chuck) Waite, Chief Technology Officer of boutique independent wealth management and investment management firm Abbington Investment Group. Chuck spent some time with our CEO Jared Broad to discuss his firm’s investing strategy, how QuantConnect simplifies their operations & much more! Broad: What’s […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Powered By LEAN: DropShot Capital

    As an open-source community, we can stretch to the limits of where our members take us. That’s why we’re launching our newest blog series, Powered By LEAN, that tells the stories of the hedge funds that are using QuantConnect and running on LEAN, our proprietary trading engine. LEAN offers many benefits to funds, including it’s […]

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    Raul Pefaur

    Raul Pefaur

    Rotating Inversely Correlated Assets – NIFTY and USDINR

    Over the last 15 years the economy of India has boomed and it has been reflected in the NIFTY index. The NIFTY has grown 7x since 1998 as the country has grown its exports. According to the UN the one of the primary exports of India are high value services which contributes 30% to their […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Backtesting with a REST API

    We’re deprecating the GIT-API and replaced it with a powerful REST-API that allows you to create, update and backtest projects all via URL. To kick it off we are open sourcing new tools for visual studio that tap into this API and submit a backtest from Visual Studio.

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    Raul Pefaur

    Raul Pefaur

    Harnessing the Twitter API for Sentiment Strategies

    In this project we will be writing an application which downloads tweets from Twitter. We are continuing our journey leaning C#, as we started with our Yahoo Finance data downloader. Twitter has a REST API that allows us to  search for tweets, users, timelines, or even post new messages. We will use an incredible C# Twitter Library […]

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    Raul Pefaur

    Raul Pefaur

    Downloading Yahoo Finance Data with C#

    The following post is the first in a series by Raul Pefaur on Learning C#. Over the last month Raul has taught himself C# with a variety of projects, tutorials and books which he will describe to help others on their journey to using C# for finance. Raul has a Master of Finance and lives in Santiago, […]

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    Raul Pefaur

    Raul Pefaur

    My Journey Learning C#

    The following is a post by Raul Pefaur, the new community manager of QuantConnect. Raul has a Masters in Finance from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago Chile. He recently graduated and is looking to apply his knowledge in QuantConnect. Over the next few weeks he will post about his journey to learn C# and design his first […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    RSI Indicator with Martingale Position Sizing

    Martingale is a bet sizing technique for increasing odds of winning at the expense of increased risk. The classic example is a coin flipping game where the gambler doubles his bet if he loses, in the hopes of making back any losses to break even. He will continue doubling his bet through subsequent losses until […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    The Importance of Benchmarking

    There are two different techniques for measuring your strategy performance; relative and absolute performance. Before you design your strategy its important to define your metrics for success. As you iterate through strategy ideas this will help you know where you need to improve. An absolute return strategy aims to make a consistent steady return independent […]

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    Jared Broad

    Founder & CEO

    Three Common Implementation Mistakes

    In our work at QuantConnect we have helped with thousands of budding quants over the years. Our algorithm development terminal is a powerful backtesting platform that allows members to design strategies on 15 years of past equities data. We see several very common mistakes in even the most basic strategies. For our latest free video tutorial – […]