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Quantopian provides you with everything you need to write a high-quality algorithmic trading strategy.
Databases that omit securities that are no longer traded ignore bankruptcies and other important events, and lead to false optimism about an algorithm.Quantopian also provides access to fundamental data, free of charge.The data, from Morningstar, consists of over 600 metrics measuring the financial performance of companies and is derived from their public filings.The Quantopian Research platform is an IPython notebook environment that is used for research and data analysis during algorithm creation.It is also used for analyzing the past performance of algorithms.For futures, as-traded prices are derived from electronic trade data.
When your algorithm calls for historical equity price or volume data, it is adjusted for splits, mergers, and dividends as of the current simulation date.
We have minute-bar historical data for US equities and US futures since 2002 up to the most recently completed trading day (data uploaded nightly).
A minute bar is a summary of an asset's trading activity for a one-minute period, and gives you the opening price, closing price, high price, low price, and trading volume during that minute.
The most common use of this data is to filter down to a sub-set of securities for use in an algorithm.
It is common to use the fundamentals metrics within the trading logic of the algorithm.
What kind of data sources would you like us to have? The research environment is a customized IPython server.