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I also know that they claim that live trading has become misaligned with their goals of developing a hedge fund. But I think they missed a key element, many of us came to this platform to use live trading first, then we started experimenting with developing market neutral strategies.
It wasn't the other way around. So by now discontinuing that service they will shut off a key driver of user growth and therefore of viable algorithm development growth.
I guess we'll have to look to help the folks developing the opensource version of zipline drive to keep some of this alive. But we will still be shut off from the data sources Stephen, please reply to my separate thread as well, so hopefully these will get 'stickied'?
And its shameful that they sold a meritocracy and then let big money buy them out. I hope they can't sleep at night. I've seen some shady stuff in the market since I've been investing I wonder if offering a fee based service could have kept it alive.
This was my hobby, but if I can't trade what's the point. Hey guys, there are other options. If you're trading with IB and aren't using any of the fancy alternative datasets, QuantConnect is pretty much Quantopian's fraternal twin. Not clear yet what the best solution for Robinhood users will be. Probably somebody will implement a Robinhood integration for QuantConnect, or else something else will appear. If you guys wouldn't mind filling out my questionaire, I'm really curious to collect everybody's stories and get a sense for what the community of live traders is like: I'll fill out the questionnaire shortly, but one of the things I'm wondering is if QuantConnect still supports Tradier Brokerage.
I saw press releases about it from two years ago, but in my limited exploring of the QC website, I can only find IB for equity trading. I signed up for a trial of equities. I haven't used it yet, but considered leaving Quantopian for QuantConnect a month or so ago to use Tradier due to being able to take short positions for basically the cost of Robinhood Gold.
I wonder if they have considered ending the 15 minute delays on paper trading so that we can still live trade manually Josh -- I don't think they've considered it nor have any reason to consider it.
The minute delay is an industry-wide thing. I don't think they can post real-time information for free. All this data is licensed and they are bound by the terms of those licenses. I also think it's a wasted effort thinking about different stopgaps they could implement. They've explained their reasons for discontinuing supporting live brokerage trading pretty well -- it's a distraction from their goals.
The Quantopian platform is here for people to develop algorithms for allocations from their fund. They're not going to waste more money and energy implementing hacks to the platform that undercut or distract from that purpose. It was amazing that they were giving us these live-trading tools for free, with no immediate benefit to them.
It's hard to imagine how much money they spent on that. It was probably a lot. I could not be more disappointed. I only heard of this two weeks ago, got very excited, spent all last week learning python and writing my first script, only to learn very suddenly I couldn't connect my account. Very disappointed with the communication from Quantopian, what a waste of time! Got my excited about algo trading and then pulled the carpet out from under me Quantopian really duped all of us.
It would be like Robinhood telling all their users, sorry we no longer will offer commission free trades! Never been so disappointed with a company that I constantly bragged about due to their FAKE cause of leveling the playing field for the little guy.
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