Quantitative trading competition Q8, Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000

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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 April 15 2017

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 backtesting toolbox.
 

TIME LINE


There are two main phases in the competition: The submission period and the live simulation period.

                                                                          Deadline for trading algorithm submissions:   04/14/2017  (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 3 months with live market data.
                                                                                    Live simulation period:   04/15/2017 – 07/31/2017  (11:59:59PM PST)

SCORING

Your final score is the lower of your Sharpe Ratio of your backtest and the Sharpe Ratio of the live simulation (Min[Sharpe Ratio backtest, Sharpe Ratio live]). If you submit several trading system we will take the one with the highest score. We will announce the winners beginning of August 2017. 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)
• Evaluates in less than 30 minutes on our servers (rule of thumb)
• Returns the same result if it is run twice (deterministic)
• Does not use ex post common knowledge (e.g. ‘don’t trade in 2000 and 2008’)
• Uses a maximum lookback of 2520 trading days
 
For a detailed collection of all rules please see the official rules.
RANKING

Backtest

Live Test April 15 2017 to July 31 2017

Rank
Name
Score
Upload Date
Trading System
Yearly Perf. Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 401
 
AzureFractal
 
Q8 contest
-1.34
04/13/2017 21:21
SkyrmionCharm
20.04%
6.52%
3.15
5.60
-1.86%
4.61%
-1.34
-0.50
 Rank: 402
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.36
04/13/2017 04:09
Redtil Arch Angel 2
34.42%
4.83%
7.32
15.71
6.02%
4.49%
-1.36
1.62
 Rank: 403
 
KOBAS
 
Q8 contest
-1.40
04/03/2017 05:03
00E5C03KOBAS31T2
1.13%
1.32%
0.93
1.42
-1.00%
0.42%
-1.40
-2.27
 Rank: 404
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.42
04/12/2017 06:37
Reduced Archangel Woman2
31.44%
4.88%
6.62
13.67
3.51%
4.33%
-1.42
1.04
 Rank: 405
 
mwalimudan
 
Q8 contest
-1.44
03/07/2017 12:13
JustTestingThirteen
11.26%
7.16%
1.57
2.60
3.34%
5.38%
-1.44
0.99
 Rank: 406
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.46
03/14/2017 05:24
SingleLayer_RiskNeutral
15.75%
6.67%
2.47
4.33
-7.57%
5.11%
-1.46
-1.74
 Rank: 407
 
cg94301
 
Q8 contest
-1.47
01/18/2017 09:22
pipecleaner
8.98%
26.74%
0.42
0.56
-37.69%
28.23%
-1.47
-1.98
 Rank: 408
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.48
02/21/2017 01:20
Premia
10.73%
4.75%
2.40
4.08
-9.86%
3.49%
-1.48
-3.17
 Rank: 409
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.48
02/21/2017 04:16
Premia_III
8.69%
3.26%
2.83
4.95
-6.98%
2.96%
-1.48
-2.78
 Rank: 410
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.48
04/11/2017 09:54
Agri Select
42.18%
8.03%
5.49
10.84
-2.75%
7.08%
-1.48
-0.62
 Rank: 411
 
alfredaita
 
Q8 contest
-1.52
01/08/2017 07:21
trendFollowing
-2.93%
7.28%
-0.39
-0.66
-4.82%
5.08%
-1.52
-1.54
 Rank: 412
 
mintaka
 
Q8 contest
-1.53
04/13/2017 05:38
teste
-2.10%
5.48%
-0.38
-0.60
-1.88%
3.66%
-1.53
-0.60
 Rank: 413
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q8 contest
-1.53
03/17/2017 08:18
withexception
-2.52%
6.84%
-0.36
-0.60
-2.90%
5.45%
-1.53
-0.68
 Rank: 414
 
KOBAS
 
Q8 contest
-1.54
04/11/2017 14:45
00C3L04KOBAS11
7.43%
12.00%
0.62
0.99
4.58%
11.42%
-1.54
0.62
 Rank: 415
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.58
02/21/2017 01:22
Premia_II
9.41%
4.78%
2.08
3.51
-7.15%
3.61%
-1.58
-2.24
 Rank: 416
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.60
03/29/2017 09:54
RATEEasy
4.06%
5.21%
1.18
1.94
2.58%
4.06%
-1.60
0.74
 Rank: 417
 
durasm
 
Q8 contest
-1.60
04/12/2017 01:54
Skradin
31.34%
15.21%
2.25
4.04
-26.37%
15.54%
-1.60
-1.98
 Rank: 418
 
durasm
 
Q8 contest
-1.60
04/10/2017 07:17
Skradin
32.16%
15.19%
2.25
4.18
-19.63%
15.06%
-1.60
-1.94
 Rank: 419
 
mwalimudan
 
Q8 contest
-1.64
02/24/2017 10:11
JustTesting6
12.62%
7.75%
1.66
2.73
2.19%
5.82%
-1.64
0.44
 Rank: 420
 
KOBAS
 
Q8 contest
-1.64
04/10/2017 01:29
00A5AB04KOBAS10
7.70%
17.96%
0.44
0.72
3.57%
14.88%
-1.64
0.28
 Rank: 421
 
ProfJ
 
Q8 contest
-1.64
03/15/2017 20:28
elmtsb13201703152128
5.34%
22.05%
0.26
0.39
-6.62%
9.89%
-1.64
-0.88
 Rank: 422
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.64
04/12/2017 06:50
UHT World Archangel
29.78%
4.62%
6.62
13.71
2.86%
4.00%
-1.64
0.91
 Rank: 423
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.65
03/16/2017 07:18
FeedForward
8.38%
2.68%
3.27
5.96
-3.64%
2.28%
-1.65
-1.83
 Rank: 424
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.71
03/17/2017 09:57
TwoLayers_RiskAverse
14.35%
7.73%
1.94
3.27
-6.03%
6.79%
-1.71
-1.05
 Rank: 425
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.73
03/18/2017 19:49
UHT Dual World Q1_17
20.92%
5.39%
3.96
7.21
-0.36%
3.26%
-1.73
-0.12