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Sherry Yang

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

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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    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

    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

    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 […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Sherry Yang

    From Research To Production Tutorials

    Research to Production is a series of blog post tutorials that make use of QuantConnect’s deep integration with Jupyter Lab to give you a powerful new tool for your alpha research. With this series, you can see how to quickly take your ideas from the research notebook and implement them in an algorithm. You can […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Sherry Yang

    Rebalance Ep 25: Alpha Streams Free Trial

    Rebalance is a flash briefing of new features and updates for you, our QC community. In our 25th episode we’re happy to share: A free Alpha Streams trial period! Now you have the ability to set a free trial period for your live Alpha Streams. Setting an algorithm trial period helps to increase the adoption of […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Sherry Yang

    Get started with QuantConnect’s Boot Camp

    QuantConnect’s Boot Camp is a coding lab designed to teach you the tools for quantitative trading. In Boot Camp, you can improve your skills in finance, statistics, and software development and learn the QuantConnect API in easily digestible portions. Using the same API, you can move from learning in the labs to testing out your […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Sherry Yang

    Rebalance Ep 24: Boot Camp Udemy Course

    Rebalance is a flash briefing of new features and updates for you, our QC community. In our 24th episode we’re happy to share: New learning content! All boot camp tutorials are now available as a Udemy course along with brand new quiz questions for each lesson that help solidify concepts. Updates for futures margin models! Future […]

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    Sherry Yang

    Sherry Yang

    Rebalance Ep 23: Alpha Sentiment

    Rebalance is a weekly flash briefing of new features and updates for you, our QC community. In our 23rd episode we’re happy to share: A new feature was added to the FutureMarginModel to provide access to margin requirements that change with time. The feature exposes the current margin requirements that can be used to compute the […]

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    Alex Otsu

    Alex Otsu

    Alpha Five Winners Announced

    We are excited to announce the winners of our very first competition! View the full list of winners from Alpha Five here. Alpha Five gave quants the opportunity to submit their alphas for one of the following five universes pre-defined by the sponsoring fund: Energy, Precious Metals, Technology, US Treasuries, or Volatility ETFs. Quants submitted […]