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: 425
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.76
03/01/2017 02:05
AlphaModel
11.30%
5.94%
2.07
3.42
-14.77%
4.88%
-1.76
-3.45
 Rank: 426
 
pkhokhlov
 
Q8 contest
-1.85
04/09/2017 20:50
trendFollowingAdapted
-1.22%
6.05%
-0.18
-0.33
-4.03%
4.39%
-1.85
-1.13
 Rank: 427
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q8 contest
-1.85
03/18/2017 10:33
testOneFut3Ma2Par_right
-1.16%
6.86%
-0.20
-0.24
4.64%
2.96%
-1.85
1.95
 Rank: 428
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.88
04/09/2017 10:07
BlueCollar
30.28%
9.13%
3.40
5.94
-1.94%
5.48%
-1.88
-0.41
 Rank: 429
 
davinci
 
Q8 contest
-1.88
03/14/2017 10:51
mySystemName
-1.07%
5.62%
-0.17
-0.30
-3.11%
3.82%
-1.88
-0.95
 Rank: 430
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.91
02/07/2017 08:32
TestMetalLongOnlySentFromQuantinator20172072331
2.97%
18.49%
0.21
0.26
-21.76%
14.59%
-1.91
-1.42
 Rank: 431
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-1.91
03/14/2017 05:27
SingleLayer_RiskAverse
14.21%
7.58%
1.97
3.31
-8.46%
6.45%
-1.91
-1.53
 Rank: 432
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-1.94
03/05/2017 04:51
CTSpecialSimple
12.84%
4.34%
3.00
5.37
0.61%
2.26%
-1.94
0.31
 Rank: 433
 
mwalimudan
 
Q8 contest
-1.95
02/24/2017 10:12
JustTesting7
9.50%
5.95%
1.66
2.68
-2.76%
4.82%
-1.95
-0.70
 Rank: 434
 
brucet30
 
Q8 contest
-1.95
04/11/2017 15:45
ephemeris1
13.07%
10.10%
1.32
2.22
1.62%
7.13%
-1.95
0.30
 Rank: 435
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.02
04/12/2017 06:44
Full Archangel 2
40.84%
6.46%
6.47
13.21
5.42%
4.93%
-2.02
1.34
 Rank: 436
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.04
04/13/2017 04:53
Arch Angel Compass Select Tilt
51.34%
3.80%
14.16
41.19
-0.77%
3.31%
-2.04
-0.28
 Rank: 437
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-2.17
03/16/2017 07:20
FeedForward_RiskNeutral
15.97%
6.71%
2.51
4.40
-10.85%
5.04%
-2.17
-2.45
 Rank: 438
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.21
04/13/2017 04:20
CT Select
31.72%
8.29%
3.90
7.26
-5.20%
4.90%
-2.21
-1.69
 Rank: 439
 
Sham11
 
Q8 contest
-2.24
04/05/2017 04:59
problem2
6.14%
14.00%
0.48
0.70
-8.45%
8.43%
-2.24
-1.08
 Rank: 440
 
Sham11
 
Q8 contest
-2.24
04/05/2017 02:36
problem2
6.14%
14.00%
0.48
0.70
-8.45%
8.43%
-2.24
-1.08
 Rank: 441
 
KOBAS
 
Q8 contest
-2.24
04/11/2017 14:55
00B2C04KOBAS11
2.70%
6.72%
0.45
0.65
-5.62%
5.58%
-2.24
-1.25
 Rank: 442
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.26
04/12/2017 07:04
Agrict Select
38.13%
5.92%
6.61
14.01
2.98%
4.64%
-2.26
0.80
 Rank: 443
 
KOBAS
 
Q8 contest
-2.37
04/05/2017 02:28
00E16bC04KOBAS05
0.58%
0.90%
0.68
1.05
-0.43%
0.25%
-2.37
-1.75
 Rank: 444
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.42
04/09/2017 10:05
OneBill
6.47%
9.23%
0.75
1.14
-7.68%
7.05%
-2.42
-1.28
 Rank: 445
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q8 contest
-2.43
03/18/2017 14:04
testDrive_SiGc
-0.29%
8.47%
-0.02
-0.05
-3.74%
4.07%
-2.43
-1.11
 Rank: 446
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.47
02/10/2017 07:51
OGUCS20172102251
7.07%
6.95%
1.02
1.69
4.46%
4.78%
-2.47
1.04
 Rank: 447
 
Evolution71
 
Q8 contest
-2.59
03/16/2017 07:23
FeedForward_RiskAverse
15.06%
7.65%
2.08
3.50
-9.60%
6.71%
-2.59
-1.67
 Rank: 448
 
charless
 
Q8 contest
-2.61
04/14/2017 07:31
Bluestar
40.12%
7.62%
5.49
10.95
-10.95%
5.16%
-2.61
-2.56
 Rank: 449
 
s_poramet
 
Q8 contest
-2.79
03/07/2017 04:06
CTSpecialExtra7
24.10%
7.17%
3.43
6.17
-0.51%
3.94%
-2.79
-0.15