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: 126
 
alexvoxel
 
Q9 contest
0.56
08/10/2017 10:39
trendFollowing
3.29%
5.83%
0.56
0.88
1.27%
3.95%
2.53
0.64
 Rank: 127
 
alexvoxel
 
Q9 contest
0.56
08/10/2017 10:42
TFPicker
3.24%
5.82%
0.56
0.87
0.25%
3.98%
2.53
0.11
 Rank: 128
 
k3oni
 
Q9 contest
0.56
09/26/2017 10:14
Panda126
8.63%
15.11%
0.56
0.91
11.89%
11.47%
6.49
1.74
 Rank: 129
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.55
09/27/2017 02:26
170927E1Q177028XKJJAv2
3.01%
5.22%
0.55
0.92
5.24%
5.67%
0.99
1.84
 Rank: 130
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.55
09/27/2017 02:25
170927E1Q177028XKJJA
4.91%
8.35%
0.55
0.92
14.64%
11.60%
1.71
2.52
 Rank: 131
 
coinlab
 
Q9 contest
0.55
08/27/2017 21:11
coinlab_long_ml_only_4
7.36%
13.42%
0.55
0.85
2.42%
13.97%
5.92
0.49
 Rank: 132
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.54
09/25/2017 06:12
170925E1Q55740X4KJJAv3
5.19%
9.71%
0.54
0.85
1.07%
13.17%
1.12
0.24
 Rank: 133
 
SebastianCaan
 
Q9 contest
0.51
05/14/2017 08:06
VWAP long only
2.56%
3.59%
0.73
1.15
-0.75%
2.52%
0.51
-0.52
 Rank: 134
 
ProfJ
 
Q9 contest
0.51
04/14/2017 21:23
totallyovertrained201704142223
29.10%
7.97%
3.68
7.16
4.18%
6.35%
0.51
1.25
 Rank: 135
 
ProfJ
 
Q9 contest
0.51
04/14/2017 21:23
totallyovertrained201704142223
29.01%
7.97%
3.68
7.14
2.61%
6.36%
0.51
0.76
 Rank: 136
 
Sun73
 
Q9 contest
0.50
09/24/2017 04:22
sun73_v3i201709240822
7.24%
13.55%
0.50
0.81
16.29%
15.55%
5.28
1.82
 Rank: 137
 
s_poramet
 
Q9 contest
0.50
09/12/2017 09:19
DAV Normal
7.32%
5.19%
1.48
2.40
-4.62%
6.28%
0.50
-1.22
 Rank: 138
 
administrator
 
Q9 contest
0.50
04/20/2017 14:37
TrendFollowing20174201438
2.80%
5.68%
0.50
0.78
-0.66%
3.51%
1.36
-0.33
 Rank: 139
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
0.49
09/27/2017 03:29
170927E1Q240570XKJJL
0.73%
3.55%
0.49
0.38
-5.50%
16.23%
2.83
-0.83
 Rank: 140
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
0.49
05/05/2017 04:07
WhiteRusskiResting
1.86%
3.91%
0.49
0.71
1.82%
6.85%
4.56
0.45
 Rank: 141
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
0.49
09/30/2017 12:00
Mintz
97.98%
7.20%
13.98
38.64
-2.57%
6.22%
0.49
-0.72
 Rank: 142
 
ProfJ
 
Q9 contest
0.48
04/14/2017 17:06
overtrained201704141807
35.28%
11.81%
3.02
5.61
2.85%
8.66%
0.48
0.61
 Rank: 143
 
MAOMAO
 
Q9 contest
0.46
08/30/2017 10:21
F_combine_inturn_v2
14.19%
6.73%
2.14
3.63
-1.55%
4.74%
0.46
-0.58
 Rank: 144
 
amp123
 
Q9 contest
0.45
08/07/2017 10:57
trendFollowing
2.57%
5.79%
0.45
0.70
0.02%
3.79%
2.13
0.01
 Rank: 145
 
ultranoob
 
Q9 contest
0.45
05/09/2017 07:31
firstTS
2.57%
5.79%
0.45
0.70
0.02%
3.79%
2.13
0.01
 Rank: 146
 
girishpn
 
Q9 contest
0.45
05/24/2017 20:01
myFirstTradingSystem
2.57%
5.79%
0.45
0.70
0.02%
3.79%
2.13
0.01
 Rank: 147
 
Kneikjen
 
Q9 contest
0.45
08/05/2017 02:59
trendfollowing201708051200
2.56%
5.81%
0.45
0.70
0.02%
3.79%
2.13
0.01
 Rank: 148
 
sandeepsharmaiit
 
Q9 contest
0.44
06/14/2017 00:21
sandeepsharma
2.46%
5.81%
0.44
0.67
-2.71%
3.74%
1.39
-1.30
 Rank: 149
 
sandeepsharmaiit
 
Q9 contest
0.44
06/14/2017 00:23
sandeepsharma
2.46%
5.81%
0.44
0.67
-2.71%
3.74%
1.39
-1.30
 Rank: 150
 
k4therin2
 
Q9 contest
0.44
04/29/2017 08:24
k4
2.53%
5.84%
0.44
0.69
-0.33%
3.76%
1.16
-0.16