After the culmination of two years of development and revisions the team at QuantConnect has released their version 2.0 of the QuantConnect Algorithm Development Terminal. It represents the peak of engineering, making cutting edge financial technology available to retail investors.
QuantConnect provides an online algorithm development environment. Through their portal you can write C# and test algorithms over 15 years of stock data for 16,000 equities and 14 major FOREX pairs. They used cloud based parallel backtesting technology which dramatically increases the speed of designing trading strategies.
Members of the community share algorithmic trading strategies which anyone can clone and modify for trading on their own accounts. You can write and modify code all online with their browser based IDE. QuantConnect automatically ranks and filters the popular algorithms and highlights them within the IDE for each cloning.
Last week Jared and his team launched a free online quantitative analysis video series. Each week they will release a new video to guide new quants in how to code quantitative trading strategies and the common mistakes people make. In the first video of the series QuantConnect gives new members a walk-through of the development environment – check it out below!