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 Volatility
Sharpe Ratio
Sortino Ratio
 Rank: 226
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.95
06/09/2019 10:19
Q13-153.py
153.79%
6.70%
23.85
120.98
1.62% 5.08%
0.95
1.60
 Rank: 227
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.95
07/16/2019 08:08
Mc Waffle
14.85%
3.61%
4.08
7.59
0.80% 2.49%
0.95
1.40
 Rank: 228
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.95
07/07/2019 02:05
patsan
4.21%
4.05%
0.95
1.67
2.92% 3.31%
2.66
4.71
 Rank: 229
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.95
07/27/2019 21:17
Hedge2
2.25%
2.28%
0.95
1.57
1.22% 1.85%
1.95
3.46
 Rank: 230
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/27/2019 20:33
Hedge1
2.20%
2.25%
0.94
1.54
0.86% 1.84%
1.39
2.32
 Rank: 231
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/29/2019 18:35
Hedge2A
0.31%
0.32%
0.94
1.50
0.23% 0.51%
1.33
2.08
 Rank: 232
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/22/2019 09:47
July19_V11
22.59%
10.00%
2.26
4.09
3.28% 10.55%
0.94
1.51
 Rank: 233
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/21/2019 17:02
July19_V11
22.57%
10.01%
2.25
4.08
3.28% 10.55%
0.94
1.51
 Rank: 234
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.94
07/28/2019 15:47
Hedge3
0.31%
0.32%
0.94
1.51
0.24% 0.52%
1.36
2.09
 Rank: 235
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/18/2019 08:39
Inberry
12.75%
6.00%
2.09
3.44
1.33% 4.23%
0.93
1.55
 Rank: 236
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.93
01/06/2019 02:26
Lvl Full Hundred 60
22.13%
9.56%
2.30
3.55
2.67% 8.59%
0.93
1.37
 Rank: 237
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/25/2019 23:22
Q13-255.py
22.13%
6.74%
3.27
6.07
1.95% 6.26%
0.93
1.56
 Rank: 238
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/28/2019 21:37
July19_V10A
6.23%
6.59%
0.93
1.54
3.28% 10.54%
0.94
1.51
 Rank: 239
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/04/2019 02:44
zirtUch
7.67%
8.08%
0.93
1.44
11.85% 8.63%
4.50
10.51
 Rank: 240
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.93
02/09/2019 00:05
Z Clamp CNR Ranger 8
3.74%
2.01%
1.91
3.55
0.37% 2.19%
0.93
1.98
 Rank: 241
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
0.92
06/27/2019 11:58
sun73_v8c_rev2
124.56%
7.43%
16.64
61.46
1.77% 5.70%
0.92
1.49
 Rank: 242
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
0.92
06/28/2019 05:06
sun73_v9c_rev2
21.28%
5.56%
3.82
7.09
1.77% 5.70%
0.92
1.49
 Rank: 243
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.91
07/16/2019 10:38
Geeberry
11.82%
3.29%
3.65
6.49
0.86% 2.78%
0.91
1.40
 Rank: 244
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
0.91
06/28/2019 04:21
sun73_v9b_rev1
25.03%
5.83%
4.26
7.85
2.07% 6.83%
0.91
1.48
 Rank: 245
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
0.91
06/27/2019 11:18
sun73_v8b_rev1
104.86%
7.34%
14.11
36.25
2.07% 6.83%
0.91
1.48
 Rank: 246
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.90
07/25/2019 23:21
Q13-252.py
17.49%
6.65%
2.59
4.67
1.84% 6.08%
0.90
1.48
 Rank: 247
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.90
02/23/2019 10:28
Wheel of Fortune B
4.75%
3.20%
1.47
2.41
0.72% 2.38%
0.90
1.43
 Rank: 248
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.90
01/15/2019 01:23
W LvlSD Mn1 Diamond 80 B
69.54%
4.99%
14.55
40.68
1.14% 3.76%
0.90
1.62
 Rank: 249
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.89
07/29/2019 02:58
Q13-334.py
17.15%
7.03%
2.46
4.16
2.20% 7.40%
0.89
1.52
 Rank: 250
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.88
01/07/2019 02:12
LvlSD Eighty 200
16.41%
4.74%
3.58
6.39
1.07% 3.62%
0.88
1.50