Quantopian Wants To Turn Stock Trading Algorithmic

Quantopian Wants To Turn Stock Trading Algorithmic

Financial theory argues that over the long-run, individuals can’t beat the market. But a Boston start-up, Quantopian – its service lets people build, test, and execute trading algorithms — has developed software for those who want to try.

In a June 26 interview with Quantopian founder, John Fawcett – who goes by the moniker, Fawce – I learned that he rose from a modest start in Lowell to attend nearby Phillips Academy in Andover and then went on to Harvard where he earned a BS in Materials Science in 1999. While there, Fawcett “fell in love with programming and with jobs-a-plenty in the white hot center of the dot-com boom, I moved to San Francisco, working for Scient [a software consulting firm] and was managing a video encoding project for Major League Baseball.”

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