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This project is deprecated and is no longer mantained. You may be interested in taking a look at Basana.

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PyAlgoTrade is an event driven algorithmic trading Python library. Although the initial focus was on backtesting, paper trading is now possible using:

and live trading is now possible using:

To get started with PyAlgoTrade take a look at the tutorial and the full documentation.

Main Features

  • Event driven.
  • Supports Market, Limit, Stop and StopLimit orders.
  • Supports any type of time-series data in CSV format like Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, Quandl and NinjaTrader.
  • Bitcoin trading support through Bitstamp.
  • Technical indicators and filters like SMA, WMA, EMA, RSI, Bollinger Bands, Hurst exponent and others.
  • Performance metrics like Sharpe ratio and drawdown analysis.
  • Handling Twitter events in realtime.
  • Event profiler.
  • TA-Lib integration.


PyAlgoTrade is developed and tested using Python 2.7/3.7 and depends on:

You can install PyAlgoTrade using pip like this:

pip install pyalgotrade