Quantitative trading competition Q13
Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000

JOIN Q13
Enter 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 August 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:   07/31/2019 (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:   08/01/2019 – 11/30/2019 (11:59:59PM PST)

SCORING
Your final score is the lower of your Sharpe Ratio of your backtest, which starts on January 1, 2005, 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 at the beginning of January 2020. 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)
• Have a live Sharpe Ratio that is no less than the backtest Sharpe ratio divided by two
• Evaluates in less than 30 minutes on our servers (rule of thumb)
• Returns the same result if it is run twice (deterministic)
• Have a backtest Sharpe Ratio greater than 1.0
• Does not use ex post common knowledge (e.g. ‘don’t trade in 2008 and 2009’)
• Uses a maximum lookback of 2520 trading days
 
For a detailed collection of all rules please see the official rules.

RANKING

Backtest

Live Test August 2019 to November 30 2019

Rank
Name
Score
Upload Date
Trading System
Yearly Perf.
TradingDays
Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 601
 
Galois
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
07/06/2019 10:35
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.11
0.11
 Rank: 602
 
TisQUANTum
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
07/23/2019 18:44
Test1
0.49%
6.96%
0.11
0.11
 Rank: 603
 
peachykeen5
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
07/23/2019 20:05
test1
0.51%
6.96%
0.11
0.11
 Rank: 604
 
kaikremer
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
07/18/2019 11:29
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.11
0.11
 Rank: 605
 
14NichJ11
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
07/19/2019 08:19
temp
0.49%
6.96%
0.11
0.11
 Rank: 606
 
helifeli
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
03/09/2019 04:16
trendFollowing
0.51%
6.96%
0.15
0.11
 Rank: 607
 
dkumar13494
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
03/13/2019 10:38
trading_system
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 608
 
apontew7
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
03/16/2019 17:20
1st practice strategy
0.51%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 609
 
gekko9505
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/02/2019 12:36
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 610
 
gekko9505
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/02/2019 12:36
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 611
 
gekko9505
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/02/2019 12:37
trendFollowing
0.51%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 612
 
Seroko
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/04/2019 12:08
trendfollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 613
 
vsingh
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/18/2019 09:55
mySystemName
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 614
 
ishan007
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/26/2019 09:47
ml_competition
0.51%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 615
 
NWildermuth
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
05/02/2019 10:19
Quantiacs_Sample
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 616
 
ProfCalculus
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
05/02/2019 13:23
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 617
 
gekko9505
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
04/30/2019 08:53
MyTrendSystem
0.51%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 618
 
diogoap00
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
05/05/2019 07:48
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 619
 
dfbls
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
05/07/2019 17:34
trendFollowing
0.49%
6.96%
0.14
0.11
 Rank: 620
 
Rey
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
06/11/2019 12:46
temp
0.49%
6.96%
0.12
0.11
 Rank: 621
 
the_vyld
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
06/05/2019 23:38
first
0.49%
6.96%
0.12
0.11
 Rank: 622
 
foxlele
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
06/07/2019 11:41
CourseraPFDA
0.49%
6.96%
0.12
0.11
 Rank: 623
 
foxlele
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
06/07/2019 11:41
CourseraPFDA
0.51%
6.96%
0.12
0.11
 Rank: 624
 
foxlele
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
06/07/2019 11:41
CourseraPFDA
0.49%
6.96%
0.12
0.11
 Rank: 625
 
chinym33
 
Q13 contest
-0.22
02/08/2019 23:16
trendfollowingsimple
0.51%
6.96%
0.16
0.11