I would like to compile a list of open source trading platforms. Something that would give an overview and comparison of different architectures and approaches.
Definitely check out Quantopian and Zipline. Quantopian provides a free research environment, backtester, and live trading rig algos can be hooked up to Interactive Brokers. The algorithm development environment includes really handy collaboration tools and an open source debugger. They provide tons of data even Morningstar fundamentals! Successful live traders will be offered spots in the Quantopian Managers Program, a crowd-sourced hedge fund.
Zipline is the open source backtesting engine powering Quantopian. It provides a large Pythonic algorithmic trading library that closely approximates how live-trading systems operate. QuantConnect provides an open source, community driven project called Lean. The project has thousands of engineers using it to create event driven strategies, on any resolution data, any market or asset class. Our system models margin leverage and margin calls, cash limitations, transaction costs.
We maintain a full cashbook of your currencies. Its about as close to reality as possible. Its 20x faster than Zipline, and runs on any asset class or market. We provide tick, second or minute data in Equities and Forex for free.
Can take a look the other pointers from wikipedia http: Another list is here: For hedge funds there is a famous top solution publicly available referenced by wiki , but not "open source". As a beginner in AlgoTrading QuantConnect and Quantopian are great for practice and improving your skills but for a serious Algo Trader , they are basically useless.
An Algo Trader requires flexibility to investigate trading ideas and add or remove libraries or parts of the system that do not work. You need to automatically and constantly reevaluate your systems. At this level of trading , Quantopian and Quantconnect are very rigid and completely not capable.
May be in a few years they will be at a level where implementing new trading ideas with more advanced libraries is possible. This two startups are looking for money , plain and simple.
If you have been developing algos that are actually profitable and you are in know in the trading industry. Just be careful do not put all your eggs in one basket. QuantConnect and Quantopian were the first algorithmic trading platforms that became available and they are the most advanced even though they need a lot more work for a professional trader, they are a good starting point.
What open source trading platform are available. This question may be too broad in scope All are potential components, can you clarify on which of the above aspects you want to know about? Though Quantopian and QuantConnect are built on open source packages, they themselves are not open source. ALSO, Quantopian no longer supports live brokerage trading. I work at Quantopian. Are there many successful live traders? Broadly, what sorts of techniques do they employ?
Can you please post a link to how Python is supported? I had a quick poke around your site but didn't find it immediately and gave up. To use other languages on QuantConnect. Open Source Trading Platforms might be outdated. Nowadays new platforms are available, for example: There's this one written by me a few years back called autoStock. Worth taking a look.
Blegh this seems to be 'commercial, open source which is something else entirely dixit modulusfe. I don't think they sell what's generally known as open source. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. I work at Quantopian share improve this answer.
Do you have any numbers about the successfulness or lack of it of developers who use Quantopian? Open Source Trading Platforms might be outdated share improve this answer. Just be careful do not put all your eggs in one basket share improve this answer.More...