QuantNews Monthly Digest | October

Your monthly news & research update for all things quant trading

October was an exciting month for QuantNews! We launched a new quant trading community for like-minded traders to share ideas and learn from one another. We also published a series of articles diving deep into algo trading with the REST API and Python, walking you through the computer setup to backtesting to coding a live trading strategy. Keep reading to learn what else is new.

Introducing QuantNews Community:

All things Quant Trading, all in one place.

We’re pleased to introduce QuantNews Community, an interactive forum designed for algo traders to share ideas, discover new strategies, learn new skills and find support.

Code throwing an error you haven’t been able to debug? Have a strategy idea you want to run by like-minded traders? Just want to learn more about trading? Visit the community and join the discussion today.

New this month

TUTORIAL SERIES: Algo Trading with REST API and Python

In this series we’ll teach you how to algo trade using Python from start to finish. First we’ll set up your computer and install the necessary programs and packages. Then we’ll connect to the REST API to receive historical and live-streaming price quotes. We’ll then use those historical prices to backtest a trading strategy and chart its performance. Finally we’ll build a live trading strategy and watch as it places trades on our demo account.


Algo traders need a reliable API to backtest and run their systems. REST API can be utilized for this purpose and can be easily activated in three simple steps. Click here to set up REST API and start coding trading strategies using our step by step tutorials today.

INTERVIEW: Quant Strategist and Researcher Artur Sepp*

In an exclusive interview, Artur Sepp* discusses his experience developing quantitative risk models and explains how he uses equity bond and credit carry, volatility carry, and trend following strategies. Read on to learn more about his strategies and research.

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar Series: Intro to Automated Strategies

Every other Thursday 17:00 – 18:00 GMT

  • Dive into the world of algo trading as you learn how to set up an automated strategy
  • Learn how to backtest your strategy using powerful technical tools on the Trading Station platform
  • Gain insight on how your strategy performs with various inputs using the Optimizer Feature

Register now!

Like Free Stuff?

So do we. See the links below to access free data for backtesting, connect to our web-based REST API, or find a library of sample code for building your algo.

If you have any questions, please contact us at inquiries@quantnews.com.

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