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: 226
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.19
11/27/2018 14:07
1811230QKXX34
3.95%
7469
3.15%
1.19
2.08
6.05%
206
2.53%
3.58
5.36
 Rank: 227
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.18
10/18/2018 11:15
1810110QKXX36
5.37%
4382
7.86%
1.18
1.92
0.79%
174
9.36%
1.63
0.20
 Rank: 228
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.18
11/27/2018 01:18
1811230QKXX29
3.35%
7497
2.78%
1.18
1.94
1.19%
206
2.53%
2.85
0.96
 Rank: 229
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.18
10/01/2018 05:56
tsq1223f41dac5c1f4458a0059afcdf62964e
95.03%
7465
22.35%
4.34
7.53
-23.34%
247
20.16%
1.18
-1.75
 Rank: 230
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.18
10/04/2018 03:12
tsq1223f41dac5c1f4458a0059afcdf62964e
94.05%
7468
22.36%
4.30
7.45
-24.62%
244
20.24%
1.18
-1.86
 Rank: 231
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.18
09/28/2018 10:08
tsq1223f41dac5c1f4458a0059afcdf62964e
94.56%
7464
22.38%
4.32
7.47
-25.12%
248
20.25%
1.18
-1.86
 Rank: 232
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.18
10/14/2018 13:20
1810110QKXX3
9.15%
7438
7.78%
1.18
1.90
-2.43%
237
4.49%
2.89
-0.85
 Rank: 233
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.18
11/27/2018 01:19
1811230QKXX30
2.71%
7498
2.28%
1.18
1.89
0.39%
206
2.14%
3.07
0.36
 Rank: 234
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.17
10/28/2018 06:14
1810230QKXX47
7.65%
7481
6.51%
1.17
1.83
-0.38%
227
4.64%
3.27
-0.13
 Rank: 235
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.17
11/28/2018 08:53
1811230QKXX39
4.65%
7499
3.77%
1.17
2.00
5.77%
205
3.14%
4.63
4.09
 Rank: 236
 
fujin
 
Q12 contest
1.17
11/18/2018 09:57
zirtUch3
4.34%
7489
3.52%
1.17
1.95
6.44%
212
3.06%
4.69
4.31
 Rank: 237
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.17
10/15/2018 06:06
1810110QKXX7
9.39%
5462
9.77%
1.30
2.18
6.39%
237
9.17%
1.17
1.42
 Rank: 238
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.17
10/16/2018 09:39
1810110QKXX15
5.51%
5463
5.99%
1.17
2.02
14.02%
236
6.55%
2.26
4.13
 Rank: 239
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.17
10/28/2018 06:21
1810230QKXX51
10.60%
7406
8.50%
1.22
1.98
9.58%
227
6.75%
1.17
2.63
 Rank: 240
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.16
10/28/2018 06:08
1810230QKXX45
8.27%
4378
10.63%
1.16
2.31
44.59%
227
13.22%
2.39
7.62
 Rank: 241
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
1.15
11/14/2018 17:40
Q12-037
44.44%
7462
4.56%
9.77
25.40
1.46%
205
4.22%
1.15
0.78
 Rank: 242
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.15
10/29/2018 13:46
1810230QKXX60
7.38%
7479
6.34%
1.15
1.78
1.15%
227
4.83%
3.84
0.39
 Rank: 243
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.15
11/26/2018 03:48
1811230QKXX20
4.37%
7463
3.67%
1.15
1.88
4.56%
207
3.53%
4.06
2.70
 Rank: 244
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.15
11/26/2018 03:45
1811230QKXX19
4.91%
7464
4.12%
1.15
1.98
4.64%
207
2.86%
3.21
3.65
 Rank: 245
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.15
12/14/2018 12:13
181212OR0S0FKJJ25
10.61%
7392
8.12%
1.28
2.17
10.99%
193
9.18%
1.15
2.67
 Rank: 246
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.15
11/14/2018 09:17
1810230QKXX105
8.64%
5365
10.66%
1.15
1.85
-1.55%
209
6.80%
1.21
-0.49
 Rank: 247
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.14
11/12/2018 15:31
1810230QKXX88
8.96%
7348
7.59%
1.14
1.93
15.63%
217
9.85%
5.72
3.41
 Rank: 248
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.14
10/19/2018 02:00
1810110QKXX44
7.27%
7470
6.26%
1.14
1.80
1.42%
233
3.17%
2.66
0.82
 Rank: 249
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.14
12/24/2018 15:10
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ13
8.42%
5489
8.85%
1.27
2.12
5.87%
127
8.40%
1.14
2.64
 Rank: 250
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.14
12/24/2018 15:10
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ13
8.30%
5489
8.86%
1.27
2.08
4.56%
187
8.91%
1.14
1.29