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: 351
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.79
12/15/2018 13:10
181213OR0S0FKJJ5
5.68%
7490
3.83%
1.45
2.37
1.53%
99
3.74%
0.79
1.97
 Rank: 352
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.79
12/17/2018 05:48
181211OR0S0FKJJ2
7.14%
4433
9.57%
1.26
2.09
1.71%
100
8.24%
0.79
0.94
 Rank: 353
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.79
12/19/2018 15:24
1812200O0COMBKJJ1
8.55%
7487
5.54%
1.52
2.48
2.11%
100
6.22%
0.79
1.61
 Rank: 354
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.78
12/18/2018 09:06
1812180O0COMBKJJ8
9.50%
7487
6.11%
1.53
2.50
2.44%
99
6.42%
0.78
1.84
 Rank: 355
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.78
12/15/2018 13:13
181213OR0S0FKJJ9
7.98%
7487
5.15%
1.52
2.49
1.95%
99
5.08%
0.78
1.85
 Rank: 356
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.77
12/16/2018 11:55
181213OR0S0FKJJ10
8.80%
7487
5.66%
1.53
2.50
1.77%
100
5.18%
0.77
1.62
 Rank: 357
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
0.77
11/02/2018 19:16
Q12-014
36.38%
7520
4.44%
8.04
18.24
0.81%
99
4.00%
0.77
0.94
 Rank: 358
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.76
12/29/2018 15:49
181228OR0S0F20HLKJJ15
13.63%
5451
13.39%
1.40
2.34
4.12%
99
15.55%
0.76
1.32
 Rank: 359
 
fujin
 
Q12 contest
0.76
11/17/2018 07:52
okqaqa22018
4.03%
7489
2.32%
1.70
2.98
1.74%
100
3.18%
0.76
2.64
 Rank: 360
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.75
12/19/2018 15:29
1812200O0COMBKJJ3
6.57%
7486
4.42%
1.46
2.35
1.80%
99
4.47%
0.75
1.93
 Rank: 361
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.74
10/20/2018 01:46
1810110QKXX55
7.15%
5512
6.57%
1.48
2.52
-0.17%
100
5.19%
0.74
-0.13
 Rank: 362
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.74
10/20/2018 01:45
1810110QKXX54
6.10%
5512
5.56%
1.49
2.55
-0.13%
100
4.45%
0.74
-0.12
 Rank: 363
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.74
10/26/2018 08:58
1810230QKXX33
7.46%
4448
11.14%
1.11
1.80
5.31%
100
9.16%
0.74
2.80
 Rank: 364
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.73
12/12/2018 14:23
181212OR0S0FKJJ8
10.37%
7486
7.39%
1.37
2.33
3.07%
100
7.09%
0.73
1.91
 Rank: 365
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.73
10/19/2018 09:03
1810110QKXX48
9.09%
5518
8.40%
1.47
2.42
-0.56%
99
5.86%
0.73
-0.42
 Rank: 366
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.72
12/14/2018 12:12
181212OR0S0FKJJ23
11.15%
7403
7.81%
1.42
2.37
2.60%
99
7.76%
0.72
1.49
 Rank: 367
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.71
12/19/2018 05:37
1812180O0COMBKJJ12
10.12%
7324
6.71%
1.51
2.47
2.11%
99
5.65%
0.71
1.79
 Rank: 368
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.70
12/26/2018 13:33
181222OR0S0F3LKJJ16
3.44%
7490
2.90%
1.16
1.94
1.16%
99
2.93%
0.70
1.66
 Rank: 369
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
0.69
12/20/2018 05:24
SlowOnTheDriveway
23.74%
7482
15.04%
1.55
2.72
1.60%
100
8.34%
0.69
0.78
 Rank: 370
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.69
12/13/2018 00:44
181212OR0S0FKJJ10
12.50%
7404
8.84%
1.40
2.38
3.55%
100
8.54%
0.69
1.81
 Rank: 371
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.69
10/24/2018 05:55
1810230QKXX5
7.91%
7452
5.36%
1.45
2.49
1.72%
99
4.58%
0.69
1.78
 Rank: 372
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.69
11/13/2018 12:01
1810230QKXX94
13.49%
3990
38.22%
0.69
0.95
3.42%
99
45.29%
1.50
0.29
 Rank: 373
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.68
12/12/2018 14:26
181212OR0S0FKJJ9
11.04%
7485
7.84%
1.38
2.34
3.46%
99
8.31%
0.68
1.84
 Rank: 374
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.68
12/12/2018 14:26
181212OR0S0FKJJ9
11.04%
7485
7.84%
1.38
2.34
3.46%
99
8.31%
0.68
1.84
 Rank: 375
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.65
10/20/2018 01:45
1810110QKXX53
6.86%
7310
4.67%
1.48
2.55
0.24%
99
3.86%
0.65
0.27