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

CLOSED
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. Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 901
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.27
06/22/2019 05:47
Q13-210.py
419.18%
13.69%
34.24
77.90
 Rank: 902
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.28
01/18/2019 02:02
W Clamp CNR Proto
52.92%
7.83%
6.89
14.21
 Rank: 903
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.28
05/11/2019 04:35
Q13-020.py
59.97%
3.58%
17.77
73.73
 Rank: 904
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.28
05/04/2019 23:43
Q13-003.py
28.85%
5.33%
6.04
10.09
 Rank: 905
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.28
07/30/2019 01:46
Q13-342.py
30.88%
6.13%
5.09
9.64
 Rank: 906
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.28
05/05/2019 22:07
Q13-010.py
285.69%
7.33%
42.99
276.43
 Rank: 907
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.29
05/15/2019 16:38
Q13-060.py
409.64%
9.87%
46.82
176.13
 Rank: 908
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.29
01/11/2019 07:49
Y Wpass Hundred 66 Zero
8.44%
7.55%
1.22
1.84
 Rank: 909
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.29
02/17/2019 02:07
Z Lvl Third Stack 66 Selector 2
56.74%
10.17%
6.12
11.21
 Rank: 910
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.30
02/16/2019 08:24
Z Lvl FIrst Stack 66
16.79%
27.83%
0.55
0.84
 Rank: 911
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.30
07/28/2019 04:01
Q13-290.py
36.20%
6.39%
5.84
11.37
 Rank: 912
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.30
01/09/2019 00:11
Y Lvl Hundred 100
19.99%
12.06%
1.78
2.62
 Rank: 913
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.32
07/27/2019 05:17
Q13-281.py
16.13%
6.86%
2.39
4.05
 Rank: 914
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.32
05/22/2019 10:27
Q13-092.py
49.92%
3.59%
14.66
53.13
 Rank: 915
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.32
07/30/2019 03:27
xAll SIM EV
17.65%
9.57%
2.14
3.06
 Rank: 916
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.33
01/04/2019 03:17
Swoosh Lvl Gold 60 Reflector
20.07%
4.91%
4.48
7.65
 Rank: 917
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.33
02/13/2019 03:06
Z Clamp CNR Trio 15
53.20%
7.82%
7.07
14.70
 Rank: 918
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.33
02/20/2019 08:02
Z LvlSd Mc1 Miracle 75-All B
37.79%
7.09%
5.75
10.66
 Rank: 919
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.34
07/24/2019 10:29
GipXGip_B
15.92%
4.48%
3.65
6.41
 Rank: 920
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.34
01/31/2019 01:56
Y Clamp CNR Trio 18
59.49%
7.88%
7.67
16.73
 Rank: 921
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.35
01/29/2019 00:17
Y Clamp CNR Square 12
51.22%
7.72%
6.77
13.62
 Rank: 922
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.35
01/21/2019 02:23
W Clamp CNR Square 12
51.22%
7.72%
6.78
13.62
 Rank: 923
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.36
07/13/2019 11:55
JOey
7.04%
3.00%
2.44
3.90
 Rank: 924
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.37
02/06/2019 00:31
Z Clamp CNR Bal
57.75%
5.62%
10.61
24.42
 Rank: 925
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.38
05/16/2019 15:23
Q13-070.py
361.23%
10.59%
37.68
127.11