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:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.65
10/13/2018 12:18
1810110Q968953KXX6
13.26%
7493
8.23%
1.57
2.67
0.74%
14
3.40%
-0.65
8.03
 Rank:
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
0.29
12/22/2018 10:14
CongenitalLoonie
22.93%
7482
14.27%
1.56
2.75
1.35%
14
6.52%
0.29
10.19
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.33
10/22/2018 08:02
1810110QKXX79
10.95%
7492
6.82%
1.56
2.60
0.67%
14
3.15%
-0.33
8.45
 Rank:
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
0.33
12/20/2018 05:24
SlowOnTheDriveway
24.03%
7482
15.09%
1.55
2.74
1.35%
14
6.52%
0.33
10.19
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.84
10/27/2018 00:16
1810230QKXX36
10.31%
4438
11.21%
1.54
2.77
4.05%
14
11.18%
0.84
32.63
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.54
12/24/2018 14:47
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ9
8.04%
2855
13.87%
1.54
2.77
6.08%
14
14.55%
1.57
35.56
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
-0.99
07/07/2018 11:15
Level 18 Mc Blade
35.98%
7530
11.99%
2.90
5.39
0.87%
14
11.69%
-0.99
3.03
 Rank:
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
-2.25
12/28/2018 05:59
DoingTheSplits
12.10%
7528
7.65%
1.53
2.61
1.81%
14
2.83%
-2.25
42.11
 Rank:
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
-3.09
12/31/2018 07:14
SplittingUp
14.54%
7529
9.27%
1.52
2.61
1.29%
14
4.85%
-3.09
14.64
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.35
12/26/2018 14:20
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ23
6.58%
2855
11.33%
1.52
2.62
5.82%
14
8.77%
1.35
96.49
 Rank:
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
0.55
10/16/2018 08:09
CongenitalOptimistWithTwiceTheEnergy
20.21%
2854
12.98%
1.51
2.66
3.03%
14
10.89%
0.55
13.72
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.50
10/26/2018 02:10
1810230QKXX28
8.88%
4433
9.97%
1.50
2.68
1.36%
14
7.92%
1.65
7.81
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.50
10/25/2018 05:11
1810230QKXX16
8.88%
4433
9.97%
1.50
2.68
1.36%
14
7.92%
1.65
7.81
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.64
12/26/2018 14:16
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ21
7.98%
4438
8.85%
1.50
2.64
3.18%
14
8.39%
-0.64
19.38
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
2.50
12/15/2018 09:15
Lvl KM
19.19%
7530
6.87%
2.71
5.00
0.53%
14
4.00%
2.50
5.35
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.63
12/16/2018 12:15
181213OR0S0FKJJ11
15.28%
5451
14.06%
1.49
2.48
1.25%
14
8.04%
0.63
7.32
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.73
10/28/2018 06:22
1810230QKXX52
8.98%
7495
5.90%
1.48
2.42
0.47%
14
2.44%
-0.73
6.49
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
2.77
12/16/2018 02:03
Lvl TKM
24.55%
7530
8.59%
2.77
5.14
0.35%
14
2.66%
5.11
5.33
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.77
10/27/2018 00:18
1810230QKXX39
8.57%
3183
13.97%
1.47
2.64
3.34%
14
14.86%
0.77
13.85
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.87
10/25/2018 05:11
1810230QKXX15
9.43%
4438
10.97%
1.45
2.54
1.97%
14
8.03%
0.87
12.50
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-1.14
10/29/2018 13:49
1810230QKXX63
11.90%
7492
8.02%
1.44
2.43
1.08%
14
4.57%
-1.14
10.68
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.42
10/25/2018 05:13
1810230QKXX17
7.35%
2855
13.63%
1.44
2.52
3.18%
14
13.41%
1.42
13.73
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.42
10/26/2018 02:10
1810230QKXX29
7.35%
2855
13.63%
1.44
2.52
3.18%
14
13.41%
1.42
13.73
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.58
10/23/2018 15:20
1810230QKXX4
13.04%
7493
8.81%
1.44
2.42
0.89%
14
3.81%
-0.58
9.65
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-2.24
12/31/2018 13:36
181228OR0S0F5HLKJJ7
7.97%
2801
15.21%
1.44
2.41
3.46%
14
16.32%
-2.24
12.10