OANDA, a provider of multi-asset trading services has undergone an integration of its service suite with QuantConnect’s open-source, cloud-based algorithmic trading engine, helping extend retail client trading capabilities, according to an OANDA statement.
The new partnership will help allow OANDA’s trading clientele to build, backtest, and trade using QuantConnect’s algorithmic trading module, directly from the OANDA platform. Clients will thus be able to access OANDA Algo Lab, which will represent the new destination for the freshly assimilated capabilities of QuantConnect’s engine. The service will be free for OANDA clients and will provide traders with access to a focused community of both algorithmic and quantitative traders, as well as series of online trading tutorials.
As such, the development will cater specifically towards targeting OANDA clients who have an idea about the financial markets and want to test and automate that idea. These typically include engineers, programmers, scientists, mathematicians and quants, but is not limited to these groups.
“We were always attracted to OANDA due to its well designed, open source API technology. This made integrating to OANDA in the QuantConnect/ LEAN open source project simple so we were able to quickly offer their brokerage to our clients. Over time we grew our OANDA Brokerage client base and reached out to see if there were better ways we could work together,” explained QuantConnect’s CEO Jared Broad in an exclusive statement to Finance Magnates.
“We’re excited to be launching the white label integration to allow OANDA clients to design strategies in a more familiar environment, for free. Over the coming months we’ll be launching features to make this easier to use to reach a broader market. In addition to the white-label integration QuantConnect provides access to OANDA financial data for free download,” he added.
According to Alex Case, Director of Product Management, Trading Platforms at OANDA, in a statement on the integration, “At OANDA, we are firmly committed to partnering with clients on their journey towards becoming a successful self-directed trader, offering award-winning education resources, up-to-the-minute market commentary and state-of-the-art trading tools that arm our clients with the necessary insights to help them identify trading opportunities while protecting their portfolio from risk.”