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: 176
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.05
04/30/2019 05:53
DizaineDeTrader
13.64%
13.41%
1.05
1.59
5.89% 15.55%
1.93
2.94
 Rank: 177
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
1.04
07/25/2019 23:21
Q13-252.py
17.71%
6.66%
2.59
4.71
1.51% 6.94%
1.04
1.68
 Rank: 178
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.04
02/01/2019 00:05
Y Lvl Mc1 Miracle 75-2
53.79%
10.49%
5.17
9.51
2.43% 10.97%
1.04
2.04
 Rank: 179
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.04
04/30/2019 05:51
OnziemeDeTrader
13.43%
13.43%
1.04
1.56
6.55% 15.72%
2.10
3.27
 Rank: 180
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.03
01/12/2019 07:44
W Lvlsd Mc1 Bronze 75
45.84%
5.38%
8.58
19.41
0.85% 3.90%
1.03
1.77
 Rank: 181
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.03
07/12/2019 22:10
TB_Lin_Reg
13.44%
12.51%
1.03
1.86
5.16% 11.92%
2.18
33.14
 Rank: 182
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.03
07/27/2019 12:49
VamosALaPlayaQ131
22.27%
11.69%
1.89
3.16
1.55% 6.97%
1.03
1.75
 Rank: 183
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.03
01/12/2019 07:45
W Lvlsd Mc1 Bronze 75-3
45.86%
5.38%
8.58
19.39
0.85% 3.90%
1.03
1.76
 Rank: 184
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.03
02/03/2019 01:08
Y LvlSd Mc1 Bronze 75-3
45.86%
5.38%
8.56
19.39
0.85% 3.90%
1.03
1.76
 Rank: 185
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.03
07/05/2019 10:08
a_Collection_a
18.53%
6.38%
2.85
5.18
1.44% 6.99%
1.03
1.83
 Rank: 186
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.02
01/01/2019 02:53
PP Gold 85
24.20%
8.09%
2.94
4.74
1.48% 7.21%
1.02
1.68
 Rank: 187
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.02
07/12/2019 22:06
TB_Lin_Reg
13.78%
12.97%
1.02
1.82
5.16% 11.81%
2.15
32.74
 Rank: 188
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.01
02/02/2019 02:46
Y LvlSd Mc1 Bronze 75
45.82%
5.38%
8.57
19.40
0.85% 3.83%
1.01
1.73
 Rank: 189
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.01
01/15/2019 01:21
W Lvl Mc1 Miracle 75-All B
64.61%
7.51%
8.74
18.99
1.25% 5.70%
1.01
1.90
 Rank: 190
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
1.01
07/02/2019 04:00
sun73_v9b_rev4b
22.70%
6.12%
3.66
6.63
1.82% 8.39%
1.01
1.84
 Rank: 191
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
1.00
04/05/2019 05:57
190213MiKJJMDAT1
13.72%
13.32%
1.04
1.60
2.47% 11.90%
1.00
1.93
 Rank: 192
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.99
02/10/2019 08:25
Z Clamp CNR Square 3
51.91%
8.84%
6.04
12.06
1.56% 8.89%
0.99
2.10
 Rank: 193
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.97
05/14/2019 12:45
Q13-052.py
79.00%
4.33%
18.39
119.82
0.64% 3.10%
0.97
1.72
 Rank: 194
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.97
07/31/2019 08:17
xAll SMA EV
18.41%
7.44%
2.43
4.10
1.08% 5.19%
0.97
1.53
 Rank: 195
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.97
07/25/2019 23:22
Q13-255.py
22.54%
6.75%
3.27
6.17
1.47% 7.02%
0.97
1.60
 Rank: 196
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.96
07/13/2019 11:55
JOey
7.49%
2.98%
2.44
4.25
0.50% 2.53%
0.96
1.65
 Rank: 197
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.95
07/07/2019 02:05
patsan
3.99%
4.07%
0.95
1.57
0.84% 3.51%
1.10
1.83
 Rank: 198
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/31/2019 02:42
Q13-360.py
27.09%
6.57%
4.07
7.47
1.15% 5.83%
0.94
1.40
 Rank: 199
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/25/2019 23:22
Q13-254.py
26.64%
7.26%
3.60
6.92
1.45% 7.78%
0.93
1.51
 Rank: 200
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/04/2019 02:44
zirtUch
7.68%
8.02%
0.93
1.46
3.20% 8.34%
1.86
3.88