Quantitative trading competition Q13
Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000

CLOSED
Enter 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 August 1, 2019.
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 back testing toolbox.
 
TIME LINE
There are two main phases in the competition: The submission period and the live simulation period.
Deadline for trading algorithm submissions:   07/31/2019 (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:   08/01/2019 – 11/30/2019 (11:59:59PM PST)

SCORING
Your final score is the lower of your Sharpe Ratio of your backtest, which starts on January 1, 2005, and the Sharpe Ratio of the live simulation (Min[Sharpe Ratio backtest, Sharpe Ratio live]). If you submit several trading systems we will take the one with the highest score. We will announce the winners at the beginning of January 2020. 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)
• Have a live Sharpe Ratio that is no less than the backtest Sharpe ratio divided by two
• Evaluates in less than 30 minutes on our servers (rule of thumb)
• Returns the same result if it is run twice (deterministic)
• Have a backtest Sharpe Ratio greater than 1.0
• Does not use ex post common knowledge (e.g. ‘don’t trade in 2008 and 2009’)
• Uses a maximum lookback of 2520 trading days
 
For a detailed collection of all rules please see the official rules.

RANKING

Backtest

Live Test August 2019 to November 30 2019

Rank
Name
Score
Upload Date
Trading System
Yearly Perf. Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 1051
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.59
07/27/2019 07:23
XMN
15.49%
7.83%
2.02
3.46
 Rank: 1052
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.59
02/19/2019 06:15
Z LvlSd Mc1 Miracle 75-1
30.62%
11.14%
3.01
4.78
 Rank: 1053
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.59
05/15/2019 16:39
Q13-064.py
207.74%
9.45%
24.35
81.53
 Rank: 1054
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.60
06/20/2019 08:50
Q13-192.py
110.46%
14.00%
8.51
15.65
 Rank: 1055
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.60
07/26/2019 11:28
xVOT
16.91%
7.54%
2.30
3.92
 Rank: 1056
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.62
01/05/2019 00:07
Swoosh Lvl Gold 70 Mini Reflector
30.02%
3.88%
8.39
17.76
 Rank: 1057
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.63
02/27/2019 08:47
Inq Karate
13.21%
3.74%
3.57
6.51
 Rank: 1058
 
dm7
 
Q13 contest
-1.64
07/31/2019 09:58
tsq13df16634ed5f14751b29b0e1d5892d074
28.55%
6.41%
4.82
8.66
 Rank: 1059
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.64
02/16/2019 08:22
Z Lvl Mn1 Diamond 80B
90.01%
6.94%
14.06
37.77
 Rank: 1060
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.64
06/18/2019 23:47
Q13-173.py
389.27%
11.07%
38.89
136.45
 Rank: 1061
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
-1.65
06/27/2019 09:47
sun73_v8a_rev3
124.01%
8.36%
14.92
39.85
 Rank: 1062
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.65
01/11/2019 07:48
Y Wpass Hundred 66
8.78%
8.22%
1.12
1.81
 Rank: 1063
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
-1.65
04/23/2019 14:26
B10KOBAS04A7A00b
6.07%
4.85%
1.35
1.99
 Rank: 1064
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.66
05/21/2019 11:24
Q13-085.py
90.29%
4.05%
23.88
133.55
 Rank: 1065
 
chengpeng123
 
Q13 contest
-1.66
07/12/2019 23:16
tf_sma
0.77%
4.00%
0.11
0.30
 Rank: 1066
 
chengpeng123
 
Q13 contest
-1.66
07/13/2019 00:26
tf_sma2
0.79%
4.00%
0.11
0.31
 Rank: 1067
 
chengpeng123
 
Q13 contest
-1.66
07/17/2019 23:16
tf_sma
0.77%
4.00%
0.11
0.30
 Rank: 1068
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.66
07/31/2019 08:09
xAll SIM EV 01
30.90%
7.45%
4.38
7.58
 Rank: 1069
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.67
02/06/2019 00:33
Z Clamp CNR Duo 5
56.30%
7.85%
7.55
15.55
 Rank: 1070
 
IbnNafis
 
Q13 contest
-1.68
01/27/2019 12:05
MyFirst
2.17%
6.54%
0.39
0.52
 Rank: 1071
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.69
05/21/2019 11:24
Q13-084.py
86.58%
3.88%
23.99
126.10
 Rank: 1072
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.69
01/09/2019 00:08
Y Lvl All Hundred 60b
24.58%
4.72%
5.66
10.30
 Rank: 1073
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.70
05/12/2019 13:12
Q13-032.py
55.44%
3.22%
18.19
103.30
 Rank: 1074
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
-1.70
05/21/2019 11:23
Q13-079.py
466.55%
11.06%
48.15
156.72
 Rank: 1075
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
-1.70
01/03/2019 03:45
Swoosh Lvl Gold 90 Mini
39.04%
9.96%
4.70
7.01