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Algorithm Builder! Test and Trade Without Writing Code

The question we hear all the time from new members of the Quantopian community is, “How can I get started quickly with algorithmic investing?”

Today, we have a better answer than ever: Algorithm Builder.  Algorithm Builder is a ‘quick start’ tool for building, testing and trading an automated portfolio rebalancing algorithm, without writing a single line of code!

The Algorithm Builder is a simple tool that can test any stock portfolio you build, or select a pre-built portfolio we've provided. You construct or modify a portfolio by selecting securities from Quantopian’s database of over 8,000 stocks and ETFs and setting their allocation weights.

With the click of a button, you can see your custom portfolio’s performance in the market over the past two years. The interface makes it easy to iterate rapidly, testing new portfolio combinations, allocations, and rebalance frequencies until you find the right recipe.


Once you have your custom portfolio, you can track the performance of the portfolio going forward. When you track your algorithm's performance going forward you get minute-to-minute updates of your prices and overall performance.  When you are ready, you can trade the algorithm with real money in the market.

Algorithm Builder rolls up the power of Quantopian’s technology into a single, intuitive tool that anyone can use. The cost of simplicity is often loss of flexibility, but that flexibility is ready and waiting in the main Quantopian platform.  We are excited to hear feedback from our community of quants, programmers, and investors on how this tool might fit into their workflow, as well as how they’d like to see it extended and expanded.

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Portfolio allocation is not really trading. Most traders do not trade stock portfolios in this way but rely on technical signals. I think a tool that can generate algos without programming effort such as Strategy Quant or Price Action Lab would be more useful.


This is a great builder to quickly test some asset allocation strategies. It would be cool , if you could add a "long/short" button beside each position.



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