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:
 
Eric Hamer
 
Q12 contest
-1.13
08/23/2018 17:56
buy_and_hold
2.17%
7529
6.12%
0.29
0.56
14.12%
57
21.86%
-1.13
29.33
 Rank:
 
emmarfan
 
Q12 contest
-1.05
11/03/2018 07:34
TrendFollowing201811032234195
2.15%
7529
6.14%
0.28
0.55
14.13%
56
22.31%
-1.05
29.52
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
1.41
12/12/2018 00:21
JuberJuberVit_ContDrinv7
36.67%
7530
6.20%
5.75
13.57
-0.04%
57
2.17%
1.41
-0.13
 Rank:
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
10.98
11/30/2018 03:56
sun73_v7b_s3v1c2a9a
55.61%
7532
5.00%
10.98
27.23
0.91%
57
10.99%
21.23
0.62
 Rank:
 
Eric Hamer
 
Q12 contest
-1.59
10/10/2018 10:05
bollingerBands
2.20%
7530
8.87%
0.26
1.30
44.78%
57
95.28%
-1.59
2,200.34
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
0.88
10/27/2018 00:21
1810230QKXX44
5.83%
3183
11.46%
1.21
2.04
1.73%
56
10.93%
0.88
1.21
 Rank:
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
-0.97
10/01/2018 06:01
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
72.93%
7529
18.31%
3.87
6.43
-0.74%
57
12.10%
-0.97
-0.45
 Rank:
 
algonell
 
Q12 contest
-0.70
09/10/2018 12:31
Algonell Volatility
5.22%
3720
36.06%
0.25
0.39
24.72%
56
26.49%
-0.70
11.97
 Rank:
 
gustavfjorder
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
09/29/2018 16:23
GustavSystem
1.80%
7407
7.26%
0.22
0.38
4.72%
56
5.31%
-1.17
8.51
 Rank:
 
dc975
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
12/16/2018 04:10
simpleTS
1.80%
7407
7.26%
0.22
0.38
4.72%
56
5.31%
-1.17
8.51
 Rank:
 
skybird8
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
07/13/2018 17:17
newts201807132018
1.80%
7407
7.26%
0.22
0.38
5.02%
57
5.27%
-1.17
9.00
 Rank:
 
GNQuant
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
07/09/2018 14:20
test1
1.80%
7407
7.26%
0.22
0.38
5.02%
57
5.27%
-1.17
9.00
 Rank:
 
dc975
 
Q12 contest
-0.11
12/19/2018 02:24
SVM201812191124
2.30%
7227
9.46%
0.21
0.36
7.96%
57
8.17%
-0.11
10.31
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
1.98
12/11/2018 00:43
JuberJuberVit_ContReinf3
64.27%
7530
3.56%
17.55
73.23
-0.05%
57
0.56%
1.98
-0.49
 Rank:
 
charless
 
Q12 contest
9.40
11/14/2018 17:39
Q12-034
41.11%
7524
4.27%
9.40
24.99
0.18%
57
3.80%
11.20
0.37
 Rank:
 
emmarfan
 
Q12 contest
-1.10
11/29/2018 01:37
l15s15
1.99%
7526
8.45%
0.20
0.35
6.64%
56
6.74%
-1.10
9.70
 Rank:
 
kufashi
 
Q12 contest
-2.25
08/16/2018 14:39
trendFollowing
1.25%
7407
5.76%
0.20
0.34
2.96%
56
4.21%
-2.25
7.00
 Rank:
 
dc975
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
12/16/2018 04:15
simpleTS
1.61%
7407
7.34%
0.20
0.34
5.02%
57
5.27%
-1.17
8.98
 Rank:
 
dc975
 
Q12 contest
-1.17
12/16/2018 04:17
test
1.61%
7407
7.34%
0.20
0.34
5.02%
57
5.27%
-1.17
8.98
 Rank:
 
emmarfan
 
Q12 contest
-0.92
12/07/2018 19:22
CarstensIllustration201812081122
3.83%
7529
17.32%
0.19
0.34
12.17%
56
13.57%
-0.92
9.97
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
13.16
12/28/2018 00:02
LvlA Leaf
211.04%
7317
15.87%
13.43
35.84
0.37%
54
9.44%
13.16
0.31
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.28
10/27/2018 00:19
1810230QKXX41
6.84%
4438
9.01%
1.28
2.24
1.18%
56
8.16%
1.47
1.09
 Rank:
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
-1.74
07/14/2018 05:58
Mc Fireball
20.94%
7479
10.23%
2.01
3.58
0.08%
56
5.14%
-1.74
0.11
 Rank:
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
-0.17
12/12/2018 13:59
181212OR0S0FKJJ6
9.57%
7486
6.87%
1.37
2.31
0.18%
56
5.12%
-0.17
0.28
 Rank:
 
hediaza
 
Q12 contest
-1.23
12/10/2018 07:55
svm
2.04%
7390
10.40%
0.17
0.31
6.97%
56
7.70%
-1.23
10.23