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: 101
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.47
10/29/2018 13:49
1810230QKXX63
11.78%
7448
7.98%
1.47
2.41
1.13%
187
6.97%
1.80
0.34
 Rank: 102
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.47
12/18/2018 09:01
1812180O0COMBKJJ5
9.39%
5503
8.41%
1.47
2.52
12.02%
151
8.08%
3.04
4.32
 Rank: 103
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.46
10/23/2018 15:20
1810230QKXX4
12.88%
7445
8.77%
1.46
2.41
0.49%
191
5.75%
1.73
0.18
 Rank: 104
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.45
12/16/2018 12:19
181213OR0S0F70KJJ4
9.81%
7426
6.55%
1.45
2.52
9.40%
152
6.68%
2.97
4.08
 Rank: 105
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.45
10/29/2018 13:48
1810230QKXX62
10.39%
7478
7.11%
1.45
2.33
0.45%
187
6.54%
2.51
0.14
 Rank: 106
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.45
10/22/2018 12:40
1810110QKXX80
11.29%
7443
6.93%
1.62
2.67
-0.06%
192
4.84%
1.45
-0.02
 Rank: 107
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.44
10/01/2018 06:18
tsq12a2ddfb9f8ff2468d84bcbff5f6528531
26.94%
7465
8.85%
3.01
4.92
0.15%
202
6.11%
1.44
0.05
 Rank: 108
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.44
12/16/2018 12:18
181213OR0S0F70KJJ3
8.87%
7426
5.96%
1.44
2.51
8.50%
152
5.59%
2.87
4.41
 Rank: 109
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.44
10/29/2018 13:47
1810230QKXX61
10.30%
7478
7.15%
1.44
2.28
-1.29%
187
6.40%
3.05
-0.39
 Rank: 110
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.43
12/13/2018 00:46
181212OR0S0FKJJ13
16.45%
5439
15.27%
1.43
2.45
27.92%
154
17.54%
3.76
5.06
 Rank: 111
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.42
10/01/2018 06:01
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
70.21%
7465
18.22%
3.86
6.14
-9.22%
207
15.21%
1.42
-1.12
 Rank: 112
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
1.42
09/29/2018 10:43
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
69.05%
7464
18.22%
3.80
6.03
-9.22%
207
15.21%
1.42
-1.12
 Rank: 113
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
1.42
12/29/2018 12:00
FiveArmies
12.20%
7528
8.35%
1.42
2.32
3.49%
143
5.17%
4.30
1.87
 Rank: 114
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.42
10/21/2018 11:51
1810110QKXX71
10.22%
7472
7.17%
1.42
2.26
-2.47%
172
5.91%
3.33
-0.86
 Rank: 115
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.41
12/14/2018 12:08
181212OR0S0FKJJ22
11.82%
7379
8.10%
1.41
2.46
15.06%
133
8.92%
1.48
6.20
 Rank: 116
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
1.40
12/30/2018 05:41
ISmellARat
17.02%
7480
12.02%
1.40
2.38
3.04%
143
11.21%
1.97
0.83
 Rank: 117
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.39
12/14/2018 12:08
181212OR0S0FKJJ21
13.25%
5033
13.92%
1.39
2.36
17.50%
153
16.98%
2.45
2.95
 Rank: 118
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.39
10/15/2018 12:51
1810110QKXX11
7.89%
5462
7.76%
1.39
2.35
1.04%
177
6.26%
1.62
0.41
 Rank: 119
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.38
10/22/2018 05:25
1810110QKXX73
6.00%
7402
4.29%
1.38
2.37
2.17%
192
3.24%
2.56
1.53
 Rank: 120
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.38
10/29/2018 13:46
1810230QKXX59
14.09%
7386
9.67%
1.45
2.43
4.30%
187
6.87%
1.38
1.50
 Rank: 121
 
mwalimudan
 
Q12 contest
1.38
12/30/2018 04:31
Splitoon
16.47%
7480
11.81%
1.38
2.35
2.78%
143
11.03%
1.96
0.76
 Rank: 122
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.37
12/29/2018 15:22
181228OR0S0F20HLKJJ12
12.66%
7405
9.16%
1.37
2.26
3.01%
143
7.26%
1.49
1.14
 Rank: 123
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.37
10/21/2018 11:43
1810110QKXX66
9.53%
7472
6.88%
1.37
2.27
0.03%
192
4.60%
4.19
0.01
 Rank: 124
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.37
10/25/2018 05:15
1810230QKXX21
6.99%
2506
15.26%
1.37
2.27
20.36%
189
22.16%
1.66
2.10
 Rank: 125
 
KOBAS
 
Q12 contest
1.36
10/30/2018 03:50
1810230QKXX67
6.99%
2509
15.26%
1.36
2.27
20.82%
186
22.29%
1.66
2.18