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

JOIN Q13
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.
TradingDays
Yearly Vola.
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
Performance
TradingDays
Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 226
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.16
07/16/2019 20:06
SLPMSTR6
11.64%
3716
9.57%
1.16
2.03
7.84%
44
11.22%
5.03
10.60
 Rank: 227
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
1.13
05/11/2019 04:56
Q13-026.py
89.53%
3713
3.81%
23.56
219.16
-0.50%
89
2.05%
1.13
-1.10
 Rank: 228
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.13
04/30/2019 08:19
TableForFiveQ13
25.43%
3695
16.52%
1.51
2.53
6.26%
99
14.22%
1.13
2.10
 Rank: 229
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.12
02/16/2019 08:24
Z Lvl FIrst Stack 66 Select
22.08%
3649
13.37%
1.76
2.90
-12.59%
149
11.95%
1.12
-2.82
 Rank: 230
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.12
01/19/2019 00:15
W Clamp CNR Ranger 11
5.99%
3638
5.32%
1.12
1.86
0.29%
169
2.21%
2.22
0.31
 Rank: 231
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.12
04/30/2019 05:56
TradersDozenAndAHalf
14.83%
3699
13.60%
1.12
1.70
-4.57%
99
13.34%
3.82
-1.18
 Rank: 232
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.12
01/27/2019 02:16
Y Clamp CNR Ranger 11
5.99%
3643
5.32%
1.12
1.86
0.45%
164
2.22%
2.22
0.50
 Rank: 233
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.12
07/20/2019 22:03
SLPMSTR19
9.51%
3720
8.32%
1.12
1.92
3.07%
40
10.01%
7.64
4.05
 Rank: 234
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.10
04/30/2019 05:55
DizaineDeTrader2
14.54%
3699
13.63%
1.10
1.67
-5.94%
99
13.80%
3.82
-1.44
 Rank: 235
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
1.10
07/07/2019 02:06
okqaqa2
5.71%
3752
3.01%
1.86
3.35
0.68%
50
3.39%
1.10
1.97
 Rank: 236
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
1.10
07/07/2019 02:07
okqaqa2ORG
5.71%
3752
3.01%
1.86
3.35
0.68%
50
3.39%
1.10
1.97
 Rank: 237
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
1.10
07/04/2019 02:22
adamBadam
5.07%
3750
3.08%
1.61
2.84
1.09%
52
3.75%
1.10
2.64
 Rank: 238
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
1.10
04/05/2019 05:55
190213MiKJJDAT6_4
4.06%
3688
3.52%
1.10
1.92
2.84%
115
2.72%
3.49
4.19
 Rank: 239
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
1.09
06/29/2019 04:51
sun73_v9d_rev1
24.59%
7657
5.64%
4.26
8.30
1.01%
56
8.03%
1.09
0.90
 Rank: 240
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.09
07/18/2019 20:37
SLPMSTR15
7.64%
3719
6.53%
1.09
1.99
8.85%
42
11.70%
4.46
17.10
 Rank: 241
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.08
02/06/2019 00:32
Z Clamp CNR Duo 1
60.42%
3651
8.38%
7.47
15.97
-10.47%
157
6.59%
1.08
-4.02
 Rank: 242
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.07
07/14/2019 17:33
SLPMSTR1
10.24%
3715
8.50%
1.19
1.97
1.04%
45
9.24%
1.07
1.11
 Rank: 243
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
1.07
07/28/2019 04:02
Q13-292.py
43.67%
3764
7.21%
5.93
12.70
0.65%
35
6.90%
1.07
1.37
 Rank: 244
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.06
07/14/2019 19:15
SLPMSTR2
10.96%
3714
9.68%
1.06
1.83
8.55%
45
11.15%
5.03
11.50
 Rank: 245
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.05
02/11/2019 00:22
Z Clamp CNR Square 10
56.58%
3654
7.62%
7.68
16.53
-9.19%
154
6.33%
1.05
-3.75
 Rank: 246
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.05
04/30/2019 05:53
DizaineDeTrader
13.61%
3699
13.35%
1.05
1.59
-4.79%
100
13.20%
3.79
-1.24
 Rank: 247
 
mwalimudan
 
Q13 contest
1.04
04/30/2019 05:51
OnziemeDeTrader
13.34%
3699
13.37%
1.04
1.56
-6.24%
99
13.75%
3.73
-1.52
 Rank: 248
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.03
02/27/2019 08:48
PTD Digital
9.78%
3666
9.25%
1.03
1.59
3.02%
142
3.97%
1.07
2.50
 Rank: 249
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
1.02
07/21/2019 15:28
July19_V10
19.78%
3734
9.46%
2.04
3.75
4.52%
41
11.67%
1.02
4.77
 Rank: 250
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
1.01
05/13/2019 17:42
Q13-040.py
96.70%
3714
4.14%
23.44
167.21
-0.53%
90
2.82%
1.01
-0.89