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: 1
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
5.97
12/17/2018 00:04
VOR6 adpt3
36.56%
7521
6.00%
5.97
11.94
6.28%
172
4.51%
6.28
3.72
 Rank: 2
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
4.83
08/23/2018 00:53
ROV Star Blazer mini 10
35.55%
7439
7.30%
4.83
9.21
9.04%
254
6.93%
7.16
2.37
 Rank: 3
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.69
10/01/2018 06:08
tsq123c4b882ffd58463caf060f38056d872f
76.20%
7465
15.91%
4.69
9.29
27.77%
227
13.69%
8.18
4.34
 Rank: 4
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.67
10/04/2018 03:27
tsq123c4b882ffd58463caf060f38056d872f
75.45%
7468
15.65%
4.67
9.09
37.27%
184
14.94%
9.15
6.46
 Rank: 5
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.63
09/28/2018 10:01
tsq12818081643f67450abacc909a022c59f4
93.33%
7464
20.76%
4.63
8.60
-9.57%
228
32.03%
5.20
-0.48
 Rank: 6
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
4.61
12/30/2018 00:28
Diamond Rank 80
53.86%
7525
11.37%
4.61
8.74
19.54%
163
10.14%
6.60
5.75
 Rank: 7
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.58
10/04/2018 03:07
tsq12818081643f67450abacc909a022c59f4
92.56%
7468
20.80%
4.58
8.48
-8.85%
224
32.19%
5.20
-0.45
 Rank: 8
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.58
10/01/2018 05:51
tsq12818081643f67450abacc909a022c59f4
92.32%
7465
20.75%
4.58
8.46
-7.62%
227
32.02%
5.20
-0.38
 Rank: 9
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
4.52
09/29/2018 10:56
tsq123c4b882ffd58463caf060f38056d872f
82.86%
7464
15.60%
5.21
10.75
32.09%
230
15.58%
4.52
4.08
 Rank: 10
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
4.18
11/12/2018 10:44
sun73_v5f_rev1
38.87%
7496
6.70%
5.74
14.06
2.41%
197
5.44%
4.18
1.00
 Rank: 11
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
4.11
11/14/2018 10:10
sun73_v5f_rev2
41.56%
7498
7.01%
5.87
14.61
1.92%
195
5.52%
4.11
0.76
 Rank: 12
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
3.95
08/23/2018 00:52
ROV Star Blazer mini
35.92%
7439
9.04%
3.95
7.41
9.56%
254
9.12%
8.00
1.79
 Rank: 13
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
3.87
08/22/2018 03:09
NFAK Mini
27.75%
7438
5.23%
5.34
10.59
-3.28%
255
3.97%
3.87
-1.43
 Rank: 14
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
3.86
12/28/2018 00:03
LvlA Equity
118.43%
7526
14.03%
8.24
21.16
12.73%
164
8.88%
3.86
3.78
 Rank: 15
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
3.73
11/27/2018 03:38
sun73_v7a_s3v5c2a5a
50.49%
7509
4.72%
10.79
24.73
2.97%
186
6.91%
3.73
1.04
 Rank: 16
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
3.66
12/07/2018 00:42
JuberJuberVit_Fullturn9
127.51%
7515
6.01%
21.10
85.52
-1.70%
178
3.96%
3.66
-0.98
 Rank: 17
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
3.59
10/01/2018 06:01
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
65.39%
7465
18.29%
3.59
5.72
-10.24%
222
13.73%
4.77
-1.29
 Rank: 18
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
3.58
10/04/2018 03:19
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
68.43%
7468
18.72%
3.58
6.35
12.34%
184
14.73%
4.31
1.97
 Rank: 19
 
Sun73
 
Q12 contest
3.25
11/26/2018 04:57
sun73_v7a_s3v1c1a9a
49.94%
7508
4.60%
10.82
26.04
4.83%
187
5.47%
3.25
2.13
 Rank: 20
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
3.18
09/29/2018 10:43
tsq12fee90b8546b54ddfbcc07059a93496fa
66.40%
7464
18.61%
3.57
5.63
-7.46%
227
14.20%
3.18
-0.95
 Rank: 21
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
3.00
10/04/2018 04:20
tsq1215cb8920b22c4871aa338ef66f7dec24
22.70%
7468
5.65%
4.06
7.81
-1.83%
224
6.68%
3.00
-0.45
 Rank: 22
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
2.98
12/31/2018 01:41
LvlA PVO Equity
109.95%
7526
14.54%
7.38
18.23
13.58%
163
9.93%
2.98
3.53
 Rank: 23
 
s_poramet
 
Q12 contest
2.67
12/06/2018 00:39
JuberJuberVit_Reinf0
133.43%
7514
6.06%
21.85
92.47
-1.26%
179
3.01%
2.67
-0.99
 Rank: 24
 
dm7
 
Q12 contest
2.65
09/04/2018 06:33
adaL
50.41%
7446
11.56%
4.32
7.77
11.32%
231
11.09%
2.65
1.93
 Rank: 25
 
vsujith
 
Q12 contest
2.64
12/31/2018 06:34
1212Bethe
5.42%
7530
2.02%
2.64
4.74
0.82%
163
1.56%
3.45
1.36