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: 451
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-1.93
04/14/2017 13:45
qaqee803b
12.04%
3.54%
3.41
6.88
0.69%
227
2.03%
-1.93
0.68
 Rank: 452
 
ProfJ
 
Q9 contest
-2.03
04/20/2017 15:46
ridiculouslyovertrained201704201646
697.71%
22.38%
32.33
87.02
-1.58%
227
6.20%
-2.03
-0.50
 Rank: 453
 
ProfJ
 
Q9 contest
-2.04
04/20/2017 15:43
ts17201704201643
573.99%
19.18%
31.00
88.85
-1.61%
227
6.18%
-2.04
-0.51
 Rank: 454
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.12
09/28/2017 22:36
qaqee901a
12.60%
3.50%
3.63
7.50
-0.26%
227
2.36%
-2.12
-0.21
 Rank: 455
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-2.25
09/30/2017 11:59
Vinny
127.05%
5.94%
22.18
87.99
-8.21%
227
4.08%
-2.25
-3.65
 Rank: 456
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-2.27
09/20/2017 01:36
170920E2Q675XKJJL
1.18%
1.98%
0.62
1.21
-0.42%
222
0.58%
-2.27
-1.16
 Rank: 457
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.34
09/28/2017 23:11
qaqee905a
20.41%
3.89%
5.31
11.52
0.28%
227
2.80%
-2.34
0.20
 Rank: 458
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.38
04/14/2017 21:25
qaqee807a
26.01%
7.05%
3.77
7.80
-5.26%
227
5.41%
-2.38
-1.73
 Rank: 459
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
-2.44
04/14/2017 03:39
Arch Steak
45.30%
12.13%
3.82
6.94
-0.70%
227
13.69%
-2.44
-0.11
 Rank: 460
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.47
09/28/2017 22:37
qaqee902a
12.96%
3.53%
3.68
7.47
2.53%
227
2.16%
-2.47
2.41
 Rank: 461
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-2.49
09/24/2017 05:04
170924E1Q67708XKJJA
3.23%
11.17%
0.36
0.46
-14.85%
222
20.82%
-2.49
-1.27
 Rank: 462
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.51
04/14/2017 23:42
qaqee804a
11.37%
3.50%
3.31
6.45
-2.30%
232
2.40%
-2.51
-1.68
 Rank: 463
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-2.53
04/29/2017 12:32
GoodOne
1.12%
3.05%
0.45
0.57
-5.63%
222
2.82%
-2.53
-3.41
 Rank: 464
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-2.62
05/11/2017 03:13
Test
1.80%
2.55%
0.71
1.11
0.27%
227
1.87%
-2.62
0.28
 Rank: 465
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.76
09/28/2017 23:12
qaqee908a
26.58%
6.39%
4.21
8.51
2.16%
227
6.05%
-2.76
0.71
 Rank: 466
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-2.84
09/28/2017 17:59
Randolph
269.18%
10.36%
27.05
88.77
-13.45%
227
5.64%
-2.84
-4.13
 Rank: 467
 
redux
 
Q9 contest
-2.84
05/02/2017 09:23
marsubcop
-9.97%
5.88%
-1.67
-2.50
-6.97%
227
3.10%
-2.84
-3.70
 Rank: 468
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-2.86
09/19/2017 13:12
Halpert
146.53%
8.32%
18.48
56.12
-19.68%
227
6.24%
-2.86
-5.29
 Rank: 469
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-2.87
09/30/2017 21:09
qaqee924c
15.43%
3.61%
4.31
9.17
-0.01%
227
1.77%
-2.87
-0.01
 Rank: 470
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-2.89
09/29/2017 11:10
Cohen
129.25%
6.48%
20.60
64.02
-6.12%
227
4.83%
-2.89
-2.32
 Rank: 471
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-3.01
05/08/2017 04:43
JY_trader_DecisionTree
0.64%
7.57%
0.10
0.13
-3.09%
222
6.30%
-3.01
-0.86
 Rank: 472
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-3.01
09/22/2017 05:14
170922E1Q420661KJJLv3
0.07%
0.23%
0.35
0.49
-0.19%
139
0.15%
-3.01
-2.71
 Rank: 473
 
Sham11
 
Q9 contest
-3.07
04/27/2017 01:38
PatternGC with daycount
-0.34%
15.98%
0.00
-0.03
-9.35%
222
9.79%
-3.07
-1.86
 Rank: 474
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest
-3.11
04/14/2017 23:12
qaqee802d
10.88%
3.50%
3.13
6.25
0.93%
227
2.26%
-3.11
0.81
 Rank: 475
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-3.13
09/19/2017 13:11
Davis
177.55%
8.83%
21.42
66.75
-17.21%
222
6.24%
-3.13
-4.91