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: 726
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-0.84
06/28/2019 04:20
sun73_v9a_rev4
23.84%
5.39%
4.34
8.37
 Rank: 727
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-0.84
06/27/2019 09:48
sun73_v8a_rev4
125.37%
7.24%
16.88
59.52
 Rank: 728
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-0.84
05/16/2019 15:23
Q13-072.py
406.07%
10.51%
39.39
214.86
 Rank: 729
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.84
02/27/2019 08:45
Immo Karate
11.03%
2.92%
3.82
7.05
 Rank: 730
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.85
01/25/2019 00:20
Y Clamp CNR Duo 12
53.80%
10.96%
4.97
9.38
 Rank: 731
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.86
01/04/2019 03:18
Swoosh Lvl Gold 70 Reflector
29.72%
5.02%
6.20
11.77
 Rank: 732
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.86
02/27/2019 08:49
Purely Mad Rain
11.22%
7.65%
1.47
2.34
 Rank: 733
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-0.86
06/09/2019 10:19
Q13-151.py
223.30%
10.28%
22.01
72.48
 Rank: 734
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.87
07/20/2019 05:39
Gip
16.76%
7.93%
2.10
3.42
 Rank: 735
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.87
02/16/2019 08:24
Z Lvl FIrst Stack 66 Select
21.54%
13.38%
1.76
2.82
 Rank: 736
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.87
01/24/2019 01:28
Y Clamp CNR Duo 1
63.66%
8.46%
7.61
16.75
 Rank: 737
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.87
01/16/2019 01:22
W Clamp CNR Duo 1
63.66%
8.46%
7.62
16.75
 Rank: 738
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.87
01/31/2019 01:56
Y Clamp CNR Trio 19
52.23%
7.90%
6.73
13.54
 Rank: 739
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
-0.88
07/27/2019 14:11
FarmersMarketQ131
9.74%
5.59%
1.74
3.08
 Rank: 740
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.88
07/21/2019 10:59
Vertical Oven
37.57%
11.52%
3.24
5.74
 Rank: 741
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-0.90
07/01/2019 12:25
sun73_v9e_rev3b
29.64%
10.10%
2.89
4.73
 Rank: 742
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.90
01/23/2019 00:47
W Clamp CNR Trio 18
59.58%
7.88%
7.67
16.77
 Rank: 743
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-0.90
07/27/2019 05:17
Q13-279.py
12.12%
6.30%
1.91
3.31
 Rank: 744
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-0.90
06/09/2019 10:19
Q13-153.py
158.57%
6.71%
23.85
127.80
 Rank: 745
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.90
07/20/2019 02:47
sBerry
14.40%
9.88%
1.44
2.38
 Rank: 746
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.91
01/21/2019 02:23
W Clamp CNR Square 13
61.69%
8.13%
7.69
17.18
 Rank: 747
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
-0.91
07/26/2019 09:52
CO2EQ131
16.99%
13.18%
1.35
2.18
 Rank: 748
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-0.91
01/21/2019 02:25
W Clamp CNR Trio 2
49.27%
9.33%
5.36
10.31
 Rank: 749
 
dm7
 
Q13 contest
-0.92
07/29/2019 06:41
tsq132b07f41024b544448aab1979625d31e0
93.59%
11.99%
7.72
17.05
 Rank: 750
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-0.92
06/27/2019 11:22
sun73_v8b_rev3
108.99%
7.93%
13.45
32.02