Quantitative trading competition Q9, 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 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. Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 351
 
DrKodiak
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/14/2017 12:21
HenryV
0.00%
-%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 352
 
DrKodiak
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/14/2017 12:22
HenryVI
0.00%
-%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 353
 
DrKodiak
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/14/2017 12:22
EdwardIV
0.00%
-%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 354
 
DrKodiak
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/14/2017 12:23
EdwardV
0.00%
0.00%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 355
 
HubertKaluzny
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/20/2017 13:55
test1
0.60%
2.10%
0.28
0.44
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 356
 
jrrdeshmukh
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/18/2017 16:45
evolution201704181946
0.00%
-%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 357
 
jrrdeshmukh
 
Q9 contest
0.00
04/14/2017 20:31
evolution201704142331
0.00%
-%
-
-
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 358
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.00
09/22/2017 04:31
170922E1Q420661KJJL
0.13%
0.67%
0.25
0.41
0.88%
2.27%
0.00
0.67
 Rank: 359
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.00
09/22/2017 05:06
170922E1Q420661KJJLv2
0.74%
1.82%
0.37
0.77
2.24%
2.04%
0.00
4.22
 Rank: 360
 
mohamed
 
Q9 contest
0.00
09/28/2017 12:54
j
0.95%
3.16%
0.30
0.64
0.00%
0.00%
0.00
-
 Rank: 361
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-0.02
09/30/2017 12:00
Lassiter
125.90%
6.12%
21.20
78.76
-2.88%
4.44%
-0.02
-1.23
 Rank: 362
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-0.03
09/30/2017 21:09
qaqee925a
11.35%
4.18%
2.75
5.16
-0.67%
2.61%
-0.03
-0.45
 Rank: 363
 
didi97
 
Q9 contest
-0.03
09/29/2017 17:55
SesBetav1
20.63%
14.24%
1.50
2.51
-10.93%
11.71%
-0.03
-1.60
 Rank: 364
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
-0.05
09/24/2017 07:57
CodeVU Minimalist
6.69%
3.58%
1.89
3.39
-0.61%
2.69%
-0.05
-0.43
 Rank: 365
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-0.05
09/30/2017 11:59
Rickert
54.04%
3.86%
14.60
44.09
-2.84%
2.84%
-0.05
-1.98
 Rank: 366
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-0.05
09/20/2017 05:20
170920E2Q503XKJJL
2.79%
6.50%
0.43
0.68
4.89%
9.36%
-0.05
1.12
 Rank: 367
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-0.05
09/19/2017 05:43
170919E2Q873KJJL
2.89%
6.57%
0.44
0.70
4.89%
9.36%
-0.05
1.12
 Rank: 368
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
-0.08
09/26/2017 09:23
VUHL Minimalist
9.53%
4.41%
2.22
3.85
-3.75%
3.49%
-0.08
-1.86
 Rank: 369
 
PS259
 
Q9 contest
-0.08
06/23/2017 06:42
mySystemName
1.35%
5.95%
0.24
0.36
-1.33%
3.79%
-0.08
-0.64
 Rank: 370
 
didi97
 
Q9 contest
-0.14
09/30/2017 15:23
SesAlfav2
21.81%
14.19%
1.60
2.68
-12.78%
11.72%
-0.14
-1.96
 Rank: 371
 
didi97
 
Q9 contest
-0.16
09/30/2017 15:16
SesAlfaversion1
21.61%
14.19%
1.59
2.65
-12.90%
11.73%
-0.16
-1.98
 Rank: 372
 
mrwisdom
 
Q9 contest
-0.16
08/09/2017 15:22
trendFollowing
-0.98%
5.65%
-0.16
-0.27
-2.56%
3.96%
0.48
-1.12
 Rank: 373
 
mwalimudan
 
Q9 contest
-0.16
07/31/2017 04:34
RecentConvert13Q91
11.24%
8.45%
1.38
2.29
-3.71%
6.31%
-0.16
-1.22
 Rank: 374
 
ptoolis
 
Q9 contest
-0.17
09/01/2017 08:55
spbayes
-0.02%
0.14%
-0.17
-0.23
0.02%
0.03%
1.74
2.91
 Rank: 375
 
mwalimudan
 
Q9 contest
-0.17
07/31/2017 02:11
RecentConvert11Q91
11.89%
8.46%
1.46
2.44
-3.84%
6.24%
-0.17
-1.26