FAQ

                   

Frequently asked questions
 

GENERAL

 
 
What is Quantpedia?

How does Quantpedia work?

Quantpedia is a database of ideas for quantitative trading strategies derived out of the academic research papers (from research portals, financial journals, universities etc.), interesting papers are selected, and performance and risk characteristics and trading rules in plain language are extracted. A subset of strategies is backtested, and you can review the out-of-sample chart, statistics and code written in QuantConnect framework.

What is Quantpedia Premium?

Why should I buy Quantpedia Premium?

Quantpedia Premium is a Premium subscription on Quantpedia that allows you to view Premium strategies in our screener.

If you buy Quantpedia Premium, you get access to 500+ uncommon trading strategy ideas. Complete with a short description, performance & risk characteristics, and links to source academic papers. New strategies are added into our database on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, you will get over 1000+ links to academic research papers related to our Quantpedia Premium strategies.

Moreover, you will have access to over 300+ out-of-sample backtests with equity curves, statistics and complete code. Around 5-10 new backtests are added into our database on a bi-weekly basis.

You’ll be able to use unrestricted Screener and advanced Charts to select your Quantpedia Premium strategy better.

More information about the Premium Subscription, and about the pricing is available here.


PAYMENTS

 

What options of Quantpedia Premium are there?

There are three Premium models you can choose from.

Three-month Premium for 299$.

Twelve-month Premium for 499$.

Three-year Premium for 999$.

More information is available here.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept payments via credit card, debit card and PayPal. If you can’t use any of these methods, you can always contact us via our contact form, and we will send you an invoice, and you can pay via bank/wire transfer.

I do not want / can’t pay via credit or debit card or via PayPal. Is there any other option?

If for any reason, you can’t use any of the abovementioned methods of payment, you can contact us via our contact form. We will send you an invoice, and you can pay via bank/wire transfer.

Do you offer free trials?

We do not offer free trials, but we give a 100% money-back guarantee to all our clients.

Quantpedia has a Freemium business model. You can visit our Screener and review free strategies. Free strategies are our trial; most of those strategies are usually systems that are well-known in the quant community and are accessible (users can read them) without registration. Paid/Premium strategies are generally strategies that are lesser-known or unique.

What happens to my account at the end of my Premium period? Will my Premium expire, or will it be automatically renewed?

Your account will still exist after the end of your Premium period, but you will lose access to all our Premium content (Premium strategies, backtests, etc.). Your Premium will NOT be automatically renewed after the end of the pre-paid period.

I would like to purchase more than one account; how does that work?

If you’d like to purchase multiple accounts, contact us via our contact form. We will make sure you get the best possible deal.


GENERAL TRADING QUESTIONS

 

Doesn’t sharing strategies lower their overall performance?

No company uses strategies as they are described by us (and we are sure you will not use them this way too). Quantpedia is mainly a database of ideas used in the research process. Each company change strategies or mixes them to suit their needs better. We are not providing trading signals; we are an idea generator, so you do not need to be afraid that you will use the same entry as other companies and will, therefore, be in competition with them. 

What is the most basic strategy on Quantpedia?

The easiest way to find the simplest strategies is by using Advanced Filtering in Quantpedia’s Screener. You select “simple strategy” option in the Complexity window.

Some of the simpler strategies are, for example, Asset Class Trend-Following, or Momentum Effect in Commodities.

What is the most complex strategy on Quantpedia?

The easiest way to find the most complex strategies is by using Advanced Filtering in Quantpedia’s Screener. You select “complex strategy” or “very complex strategy” option in the Complexity window.

The very complex strategies are mostly in the Premium section. The complex strategies from the free section are, for example, Combining Fundamental FSCORE or Equity Short-Term Reversals, or Dispersion Trading.

What is the most profitable strategy on Quantpedia?

The easiest way to find the most profitable strategies is by using the Filtering tool in Quantpedia’s Screener. You select one of the options in the Performance window. The most profitable strategies are usually in the Premium section.


ACCOUNT

 

How do I change my password?

There is an option to change your password in your account settings.

How do I change my e-mail address?

You can change your e-mail address in your account settings.

How do I find out when my Premium ends?

There is a Subscription subpage in your account settings. There you can see when your Premium expires.

How can I get assistance if I need it?

You can contact us via our contact form at any time, and we will try to help you ASAP.


SCREENER

 

What is Quantpedia?

We are a database of ideas for quantitative trading strategies. We use a great number of finance research resources all over the world, including research portals, financial journals, universities and conferences. We sift through these sources every day and search for new interesting articles and papers. Once we find an interesting strategy, we add it into our database, extract descriptions, fundamental reason, risk and return characteristics from the source paper and describe the trading rules in a plain language. Users can then screen through our database of manually curated ideas for trading strategies. By the end of each year, thousands of financial papers have been investigated in this way.

How does the Screener work?

Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading Strategies are provided to our users through a screening tool called Quantpeda’s Screener. Our Screener allows you to search in our database using various filtering fields (past performance, asset class type, trading instrument, etc.). Quantitative trading strategies can be often separated into different groups with similar characteristics. We distinguish over 40 different groups of trading strategies, and our users can screen them using a field called “Keywords”.

How often is your library updated? How often do you add new strategies?

New strategies are added into our database on a bi-weekly basis. Additionally, around 5-10 new out-of-sample backtests with equity curves, statistics and complete code are added into our database on a bi-weekly basis as well.

Why do some strategies have backtests, and some don’t?

We want to have the majority of our strategies with QuantConnect code and out-of-sample charts and statistics. However, a small subset of strategies uses external data which we do not have. Or use some optimization methods or ML algorithms which are harder to code, and we didn’t have time to code them, yet.

How can I access Premium strategies?

You get access to all Premium strategies when you purchase Quantpedia Premium.

I have picked the strategy I like. Will you backtest/code it for me?

We do not provide consulting/coding services at the moment. You may, however, pick a backtesting tool based on your coding experience and build your own set of strategies.

Do you provide historical data? Where can I find it?

We are not a historical data provider, but you may pick from various data providers here.

Do you offer trading signals and/or out-of-sample backtests of strategies in your database?

Quantpedia is primarily a database of ideas for trading strategies derived from academic research. We do not offer trading signals. Performance and risk characteristics for all strategies are extracted out of source financial research papers. But, the subset of our strategies has out-of-sample backtest (with a source code+equity curve chart+statistics) written in QuantConnect – check Screener.

What other services does Quantpedia provide?

Quantpedia’s main product is the Screener, but we also have a blog, where we add interesting posts on a weekly basis. Additionally, we do Quantpedia’s own research, and recently, we created a new tutorial course for beginners and up to an intermediate audience. If you want to learn even more about what we are up to, you can subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of every page, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-in.

Subscribe for Newsletter

Be first to know, when we publish new content


    logo
    The Encyclopedia of Quantitative Trading Strategies

    Log in