Quantitative trading competition Q9, Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000

JOIN Q9

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 October 1 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:   09/30/2017  (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 4 months with live market data.
                                                                                    Live simulation period:   10/01/2017 – 01/31/2018  (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 in February 2018. 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 Oct. 2017 to Jan. 31 2018

Rank
Name
Score
Upload Date
Trading System
Yearly Perf.
TradingDays
Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance
TradingDays
Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 276
 
Sun73
 
Q9 contest
0.25
09/23/2017 13:05
sun73
1.82%
7.27%
0.25
0.38
0.23%
227
5.72%
2.74
0.07
 Rank: 277
 
mcrugby
 
Q9 contest
0.25
05/06/2017 09:28
prueba12222201705061828
1.82%
7.27%
0.25
0.38
0.23%
227
5.72%
2.74
0.07
 Rank: 278
 
administrator
 
Q9 contest
0.25
05/01/2017 13:05
TrendFollowing20175011305
1.37%
5.72%
0.25
0.38
-1.86%
227
3.35%
0.29
-0.98
 Rank: 279
 
durasm
 
Q9 contest
0.24
09/25/2017 01:57
Hysteresis_v1
30.40%
16.31%
1.90
3.34
-0.44%
227
16.21%
0.24
-0.05
 Rank: 280
 
AzureFractal
 
Q9 contest
0.23
04/14/2017 18:06
SkyrmionUltraviolet
27.05%
7.28%
3.73
7.08
-0.69%
142
6.62%
0.23
-0.29
 Rank: 281
 
yizheng
 
Q9 contest
0.22
05/22/2017 13:39
TrendFollowing20175221339
1.24%
5.81%
0.22
0.34
-1.04%
227
3.64%
0.46
-0.51
 Rank: 282
 
administrator
 
Q9 contest
0.22
06/15/2017 20:23
TrendFollowing20176152023
1.24%
5.81%
0.22
0.34
-1.04%
227
3.64%
0.46
-0.51
 Rank: 283
 
SebastianCaan
 
Q9 contest
0.22
05/08/2017 04:28
VWAP algo
3.51%
15.00%
0.22
0.36
10.35%
222
11.58%
4.28
1.63
 Rank: 284
 
wcasper6490
 
Q9 contest
0.22
07/03/2017 11:18
sma_test
1.20%
5.82%
0.22
0.33
-1.41%
227
3.47%
0.65
-0.72
 Rank: 285
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
0.21
09/26/2017 09:21
VUHL Normal
6.28%
4.57%
1.43
2.32
-4.60%
227
3.48%
0.21
-2.23
 Rank: 286
 
Daveyjam182
 
Q9 contest
0.21
07/17/2017 23:37
Trend_Follower
1.03%
5.87%
0.21
0.27
-5.32%
227
3.28%
3.82
-2.49
 Rank: 287
 
DollarRabbit
 
Q9 contest
0.21
05/17/2017 01:03
trendFollowing
1.45%
7.08%
0.21
0.31
0.23%
227
5.73%
2.74
0.07
 Rank: 288
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
0.21
09/17/2017 10:21
Going to Bar - Generally
2.33%
3.02%
0.83
1.25
-4.47%
227
2.27%
0.21
-3.29
 Rank: 289
 
ptoolis
 
Q9 contest
0.20
04/19/2017 07:04
spbayes
0.17%
0.75%
0.20
0.34
0.79%
222
1.21%
4.86
1.02
 Rank: 290
 
isorser
 
Q9 contest
0.19
08/18/2017 16:01
trendFollowing
1.12%
5.95%
0.19
0.30
-0.47%
227
3.90%
0.34
-0.22
 Rank: 291
 
MoreUpThanDown
 
Q9 contest
0.19
09/30/2017 17:05
LongMy5Fut
1.78%
9.09%
0.19
0.32
4.03%
222
6.55%
4.08
1.13
 Rank: 292
 
jimurcia
 
Q9 contest
0.18
06/14/2017 12:34
temp
1.01%
5.64%
0.18
0.29
-0.51%
142
3.64%
1.38
-0.39
 Rank: 293
 
algonell
 
Q9 contest
0.18
09/02/2017 15:24
AlgonellMean
4.12%
25.11%
0.18
0.27
-8.12%
227
16.48%
0.59
-0.88
 Rank: 294
 
qt_winter_soldier
 
Q9 contest
0.17
08/28/2017 11:42
test
1.82%
5.66%
0.34
0.51
-2.75%
227
3.27%
0.17
-1.54
 Rank: 295
 
Filemon
 
Q9 contest
0.16
05/30/2017 10:50
wtf
0.88%
5.62%
0.16
0.25
-0.40%
142
3.68%
0.80
-0.33
 Rank: 296
 
lanceoom21
 
Q9 contest
0.15
05/21/2017 13:29
test_system
1.26%
5.85%
0.23
0.34
-1.41%
227
3.52%
0.15
-0.71
 Rank: 297
 
nicolab
 
Q9 contest
0.15
06/12/2017 12:50
trading_system
1.30%
5.87%
0.23
0.35
-0.79%
142
3.53%
0.15
-0.61
 Rank: 298
 
dataunknown
 
Q9 contest
0.15
05/08/2017 11:02
trendFollowing
1.26%
5.85%
0.23
0.34
-1.41%
227
3.52%
0.15
-0.71
 Rank: 299
 
rosros2000
 
Q9 contest
0.15
09/18/2017 01:38
trendfollowing
1.26%
5.85%
0.23
0.34
-1.41%
227
3.52%
0.15
-0.71
 Rank: 300
 
dodadoa
 
Q9 contest
0.15
07/12/2017 05:00
testFirstTime
1.26%
5.85%
0.23
0.34
-1.41%
227
3.52%
0.15
-0.71