How to connect to Interactive Brokers using Python

The discount brokerage space is getting very competitive with commissions going to zero recently at many brokerages, including Interactive Brokers. IB has long been a broker with one of the largest breadth of products and service offerings targeting a professional audience. It is also a low cost brokerage making it an excellent option for the … Continue reading How to connect to Interactive Brokers using Python

Backtrader, a Python backtesting and trading framework

After looking at zipline, another backtesting framework, I thought it would make sense to take a look at some other options in the open source community for backtesting and trading. The next framework to investigate is backtrader, an open source project that aims to provide tooling for backtesting and live trading algorithmic strategies. I'll use … Continue reading Backtrader, a Python backtesting and trading framework

Zipline, an open source backtesting library from Quantopian

Developing an algorithmic trading strategy is a challenging process, with many factors to consider. One part of the process in developing a strategy is to measure its performance using historical data in what is called a backtest. It can be very helpful is to have a decent library that abstracts away some of the challenging … Continue reading Zipline, an open source backtesting library from Quantopian