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: 426
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.76
09/28/2017 23:12
qaqee908a
26.58%
6.39%
4.21
8.51
2.16%
6.05%
-2.76
0.71
 Rank: 427
 
charless
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.84
09/28/2017 17:59
Randolph
269.18%
10.36%
27.05
88.77
-13.45%
5.64%
-2.84
-4.13
 Rank: 428
 
redux
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.84
05/02/2017 09:23
marsubcop
-9.97%
5.88%
-1.67
-2.50
-6.97%
3.10%
-2.84
-3.70
 Rank: 429
 
charless
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.86
09/19/2017 13:12
Halpert
146.53%
8.32%
18.48
56.12
-19.68%
6.24%
-2.86
-5.29
 Rank: 430
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.87
09/30/2017 21:09
qaqee924c
15.43%
3.61%
4.31
9.17
-0.01%
1.77%
-2.87
-0.01
 Rank: 431
 
charless
 
Q9 contest liquid
-2.89
09/29/2017 11:10
Cohen
129.25%
6.48%
20.60
64.02
-6.12%
4.83%
-2.89
-2.32
 Rank: 432
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-3.01
05/08/2017 04:43
JY_trader_DecisionTree
0.64%
7.57%
0.10
0.13
-3.09%
6.30%
-3.01
-0.86
 Rank: 433
 
KOBAS
 
Q9 contest
-3.01
09/22/2017 05:14
170922E1Q420661KJJLv3
0.07%
0.23%
0.35
0.49
-0.19%
0.15%
-3.01
-2.71
 Rank: 434
 
Sham11
 
Q9 contest
-3.07
04/27/2017 01:38
PatternGC with daycount
-0.34%
15.98%
0.00
-0.03
-9.35%
9.79%
-3.07
-1.86
 Rank: 435
 
charless
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.13
09/19/2017 13:11
Davis
177.55%
8.83%
21.42
66.75
-17.21%
6.24%
-3.13
-4.91
 Rank: 436
 
SebastianCaan
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.14
05/07/2017 06:06
illustration 3
-0.69%
7.92%
-0.05
-0.13
-8.19%
6.85%
-3.14
-1.58
 Rank: 437
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.16
09/30/2017 21:08
qaqee924a
17.27%
3.78%
4.64
9.71
-2.26%
2.52%
-3.16
-1.58
 Rank: 438
 
omgbbqhax
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.23
06/25/2017 02:19
quant201706251219
0.85%
5.83%
0.17
0.23
-3.70%
4.05%
-3.23
-1.73
 Rank: 439
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-3.27
09/29/2017 10:25
Bregman
153.37%
9.93%
15.84
40.85
-4.06%
6.84%
-3.27
-1.13
 Rank: 440
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.39
09/28/2017 23:11
qaqee904a
25.47%
7.15%
3.64
6.71
-3.05%
6.49%
-3.39
-0.87
 Rank: 441
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.47
09/29/2017 21:00
qaqee919a
20.65%
4.98%
4.22
9.13
-3.84%
3.39%
-3.47
-1.81
 Rank: 442
 
Timeroot
 
Q9 contest
-3.52
04/15/2017 00:00
Shmuppies
21.69%
5.23%
4.22
8.67
-1.34%
4.13%
-3.52
-0.67
 Rank: 443
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.64
09/29/2017 20:57
qaqee912a
33.94%
5.30%
6.53
15.14
-3.81%
4.05%
-3.64
-1.47
 Rank: 444
 
redux
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.65
04/23/2017 10:37
maxAR
-10.40%
5.84%
-1.75
-2.62
-8.12%
3.42%
-3.65
-3.82
 Rank: 445
 
danielkscarmo
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.72
09/28/2017 23:21
qaqee910a
20.24%
4.02%
5.12
11.25
-0.81%
3.21%
-3.72
-0.47
 Rank: 446
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-3.77
04/30/2017 10:16
Tu
0.79%
1.17%
0.73
1.06
-0.91%
0.35%
-3.77
-3.89
 Rank: 447
 
SakalouskiA
 
Q9 contest
-3.83
04/30/2017 10:16
TuEd2
0.54%
0.74%
0.79
1.13
-0.91%
0.35%
-3.83
-3.93
 Rank: 448
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-3.88
09/29/2017 10:23
Sullivan
107.87%
5.59%
19.90
68.20
-6.27%
3.38%
-3.88
-3.27
 Rank: 449
 
charless
 
Q9 contest
-3.92
09/29/2017 03:53
Valentine
224.14%
12.77%
18.55
46.31
-11.89%
8.35%
-3.92
-2.66
 Rank: 450
 
lazarov
 
Q9 contest liquid
-3.97
06/06/2017 08:57
trendFollowing
-11.77%
5.75%
-1.98
-2.99
-14.77%
4.45%
-3.97
-4.91