Quantitative trading competition Q12, Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000

JOIN Q12
The biggest algorithmic trading competition
The best 3 algorithms get guaranteed investments of:
$1,000,000  |  $750,000  |  $500,000
You pocket half of the performance fees as long as your algo performs.
Submit your trading algorithm before January 1 2019
HOW IT WORKS
OBJECTIVE
Write a trading algorithm on futures and submit it to the Quantiacs platform before the deadline. Your code remains a black box and you always keep the IP. Use Quantiacs’ free futures data and the free and open source back testing toolbox.
 
TIME LINE
There are two main phases in the competition: The submission period and the live simulation period.
Deadline for trading algorithm submissions:   12/31/2018 (11:59:59PM PST)

Once your trading algorithm is uploaded you cannot change it but you can submit new versions of it (up to 10 submissions per day). All submitted trading algorithms will be simulated for 4 months with live market data.
Live simulation period:   01/01/2019 – 4/30/2019 (11:59:59PM PST)
 
SCORING
Your final score is the lower of your Sharpe Ratio of your backtest and the Sharpe Ratio of the live simulation (Min[Sharpe Ratio backtest, Sharpe Ratio live]). If you submit several trading systems we will take the one with the highest score. We will announce the winners beginning of June 2019. The three best algorithmic trading systems get guaranteed investments of $500,000, $750,000, and $1,000,000.

IMPORTANT
To score in the competition your trading algorithm:
• Trades futures (you can use stocks in your indicators)
• Evaluates in less than 30 minutes on our servers (rule of thumb)
• Returns the same result if it is run twice (deterministic)
• Does not use ex post common knowledge (e.g. ‘don’t trade in 2000 and 2008’)
• Uses a maximum lookback of 2520 trading days
 
For a detailed collection of all rules please see the official rules.
RANKING

Backtest

Live Test January 2019 to April 30 2019

Rank
Name
Score
Upload Date
Trading System
Yearly Perf.
TradingDays
Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance
TradingDays
Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
1.61
07/12/2018 23:49
Jubervit
129.73%
7409
6.67%
18.94
73.36
4.65%
92
6.19%
1.61
4.21
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
-2.47
07/07/2018 05:43
Level 18
83.25%
7405
7.04%
11.64
31.20
-6.78%
95
5.83%
-2.47
-3.91
 Rank:
 
hellboy
 
Q12 contest
-4.05
10/25/2018 03:02
44x12_00_OK
45.03%
7484
3.91%
11.17
31.94
-1.00%
17
4.31%
-4.05
-5.84
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
10.80
11/14/2018 17:39
Q12-036
52.90%
7490
4.73%
10.80
31.53
-0.11%
3
5.98%
12.72
-3.50
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
10.61
11/02/2018 19:16
Q12-012
51.04%
7482
4.66%
10.61
30.80
-0.20%
11
3.51%
12.38
-2.60
 Rank:
 
hellboy
 
Q12 contest
-4.36
10/25/2018 03:02
41x10_94_OK
46.36%
7484
4.38%
10.25
27.70
-0.49%
17
5.90%
-4.36
-2.63
 Rank:
 
durasm
 
Q12 contest
-0.93
07/12/2018 00:23
Q8_MM_Single_Dynamic_v1
126.48%
7286
12.48%
10.24
24.36
-2.72%
92
18.75%
-0.93
-0.63
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
8.18
11/14/2018 17:40
Q12-040
44.80%
7487
4.26%
10.17
27.64
-0.10%
3
1.86%
8.18
-7.77
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.96
11/02/2018 19:17
Q12-018
45.26%
7482
4.40%
9.96
27.59
0.40%
11
4.30%
10.43
4.48
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.31
11/03/2018 14:14
Q12-022
44.89%
7479
4.37%
9.94
27.14
1.52%
10
2.68%
9.31
217.85
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
8.44
11/03/2018 14:17
Q12-028
44.78%
7479
4.43%
9.79
25.91
0.04%
10
4.00%
8.44
0.81
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.78
11/03/2018 14:18
Q12-030
43.93%
7482
4.35%
9.78
27.59
0.43%
10
1.67%
10.59
18.65
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.60
10/31/2018 22:06
Q12-004
41.16%
7482
4.12%
9.68
26.30
0.95%
13
4.59%
9.60
8.05
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.56
11/14/2018 17:40
Q12-039
43.93%
7487
4.44%
9.56
25.29
0.38%
3
0.88%
11.38
-
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.55
11/14/2018 17:39
Q12-034
41.81%
7492
4.25%
9.55
25.92
-1.38%
3
20.29%
11.20
-4.62
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.49
11/02/2018 19:19
Q12-020
45.16%
7481
4.62%
9.49
26.59
-1.31%
11
4.30%
9.50
-8.28
 Rank:
 
hellboy
 
Q12 contest
-5.11
10/25/2018 03:03
48x9_82_OK
27.68%
7484
2.91%
9.21
26.81
0.77%
17
3.22%
-5.11
8.67
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
8.76
11/02/2018 19:17
Q12-015
39.79%
7481
4.42%
8.76
22.15
-1.66%
11
7.50%
9.94
-5.04
 Rank:
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
1.48
11/14/2018 11:38
sun73_v6e_r0p5s5_rev1
46.10%
7500
5.16%
8.62
24.77
0.13%
3
6.68%
1.48
7.16
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
8.11
11/14/2018 17:40
Q12-038
39.58%
7487
4.46%
8.60
21.10
-0.13%
3
0.46%
8.11
-33.88
 Rank:
 
hellboy
 
Q12 contest
-5.15
10/25/2018 03:01
38x9_16_OK
38.97%
7484
4.40%
8.59
21.37
0.38%
17
4.98%
-5.15
2.32
 Rank:
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
1.39
11/14/2018 11:56
sun73_v6e_r0p5s5_rev2
48.54%
7500
5.46%
8.57
25.93
0.39%
2
-%
1.39
-
 Rank:
 
durasm
 
Q12 contest
0.28
07/12/2018 00:17
Q11_Samorad
102.09%
7286
12.30%
8.27
19.35
-0.34%
92
7.15%
0.28
-0.18
 Rank:
 
hellboy
 
Q12 contest
-3.82
10/25/2018 03:00
32x8_75_OK
42.19%
7484
5.00%
8.19
19.91
-0.71%
17
4.90%
-3.82
-3.70
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
7.51
10/31/2018 22:05
Q12-001
36.68%
7451
4.38%
8.15
20.60
-0.34%
13
4.15%
7.51
-2.34