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: 1301
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.57
06/03/2019 10:06
Q13-121.py
60.52%
4.45%
13.82
68.85
 Rank: 1302
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.59
05/31/2019 14:29
Q13-108.py
300.92%
7.72%
40.79
283.65
 Rank: 1303
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-3.60
07/02/2019 03:58
sun73_v9a_rev4b
21.89%
5.89%
3.75
6.81
 Rank: 1304
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.69
02/20/2019 08:03
Z LvlSd Mn1 Diamond 80B
67.57%
5.05%
14.25
37.75
 Rank: 1305
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.70
05/31/2019 14:30
Q13-111.py
77.14%
3.95%
20.00
115.43
 Rank: 1306
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.73
02/18/2019 06:51
Z LvlSd Mc1 Bronze 75-1B
42.38%
4.55%
9.74
22.92
 Rank: 1307
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.74
06/06/2019 22:24
Q13-131.py
300.59%
11.35%
27.34
121.20
 Rank: 1308
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.78
05/31/2019 14:30
Q13-112.py
54.45%
3.93%
14.15
49.99
 Rank: 1309
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.82
05/04/2019 23:44
Q13-008.py
70.87%
3.78%
19.38
98.66
 Rank: 1310
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.89
02/19/2019 06:14
Z LvlSd Mc1 Hundred 66 B
19.69%
7.73%
2.84
4.46
 Rank: 1311
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.96
01/06/2019 02:25
Lvl Full Fifty 75b
16.07%
5.70%
3.01
5.25
 Rank: 1312
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.96
02/20/2019 08:02
Z LvlSd Mn1 Diamond 80
60.26%
6.34%
10.08
21.85
 Rank: 1313
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-3.97
06/06/2019 22:24
Q13-134.py
133.96%
6.82%
20.19
100.65
 Rank: 1314
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
-3.97
04/15/2019 14:12
B10KOBAS04AA400f
4.43%
4.69%
1.01
1.56
 Rank: 1315
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-3.97
02/15/2019 09:43
Z Lvl Mc1 Miracle 75-3b
54.65%
10.75%
5.52
9.65
 Rank: 1316
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-4.03
06/29/2019 04:55
sun73_v9e_rev3
32.27%
9.58%
3.42
5.63
 Rank: 1317
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-4.07
05/31/2019 14:30
Q13-109.py
255.21%
7.65%
34.72
186.37
 Rank: 1318
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-4.09
01/10/2019 00:28
Y LvlSD Hundred 60
12.47%
5.15%
2.74
4.23
 Rank: 1319
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-4.15
06/05/2019 20:42
Q13-127.py
69.45%
7.49%
9.83
24.21
 Rank: 1320
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-4.15
05/11/2019 04:35
Q13-018.py
162.32%
6.30%
26.87
141.01
 Rank: 1321
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-4.18
01/10/2019 00:28
Y LvlSD Hundred 65
14.31%
9.40%
1.79
2.54
 Rank: 1322
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-4.85
02/15/2019 09:43
Z Lvl Mc1 Miracle 75-All B
60.58%
7.53%
8.57
17.58