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: 251
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.05
01/12/2019 07:45
W Lvlsd Mc1 Bronze 75-1
43.77%
3633
5.51%
7.98
17.52
4.08%
177
3.46%
1.05
2.92
 Rank: 252
 
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: 253
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
1.03
06/29/2019 04:52
sun73_v9d_rev2
26.49%
7657
6.34%
4.10
7.98
0.65%
58
11.13%
1.03
0.40
 Rank: 254
 
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: 255
 
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
 Rank: 256
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.01
06/30/2019 10:40
Reexperience Mc2
48.65%
3750
6.28%
7.66
16.58
-1.28%
55
5.45%
1.01
-1.57
 Rank: 257
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.00
07/31/2019 08:09
xAll SIM EV 33
32.94%
3775
6.79%
4.74
9.22
1.69%
36
7.29%
1.00
3.46
 Rank: 258
 
AlgoQT
 
Q13 contest
1.00
06/25/2019 13:04
Sp102720196251604
3.17%
3744
2.46%
1.24
2.07
1.25%
62
2.63%
1.00
3.30
 Rank: 259
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.00
02/10/2019 08:24
Z Clamp CNR Ranger 16
8.42%
3653
4.06%
2.08
4.11
-0.77%
154
1.36%
1.00
-1.25
 Rank: 260
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
1.00
01/09/2019 00:11
Y Lvl Hundred 100
19.85%
3629
11.85%
1.78
2.58
-11.90%
177
8.01%
1.00
-3.45
 Rank: 261
 
Sun73
 
Q13 contest
1.00
07/01/2019 12:22
sun73_v9b_rev3c
22.80%
7658
6.59%
3.41
6.10
-2.81%
58
8.88%
1.00
-1.99
 Rank: 262
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
0.98
04/05/2019 05:57
190213MiKJJMDAT1
13.72%
3493
13.33%
1.04
1.59
-0.88%
115
8.77%
0.98
-0.32
 Rank: 263
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.98
05/13/2019 17:42
Q13-038.py
162.33%
3712
6.48%
25.10
138.42
2.10%
92
5.42%
0.98
1.85
 Rank: 264
 
KOBAS
 
Q13 contest
0.96
04/05/2019 05:53
190213MiKJJDAT6_2
5.64%
3688
3.85%
1.42
2.47
2.63%
118
3.32%
0.96
3.09
 Rank: 265
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.95
07/07/2019 02:05
patsan
4.00%
3751
4.07%
0.95
1.57
1.41%
53
3.68%
1.29
3.29
 Rank: 266
 
charless
 
Q13 contest
0.95
06/09/2019 10:19
Q13-153.py
160.03%
3731
6.70%
23.85
133.22
-1.80%
71
5.37%
0.95
-1.96
 Rank: 267
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.93
01/08/2019 00:08
wpass Fifty 75
14.73%
3622
15.40%
0.93
1.50
6.86%
178
10.22%
1.32
1.74
 Rank: 268
 
dm7
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/24/2019 05:08
tsq13ebf5df1d415249cebace609426cd9195
1.71%
3770
0.57%
2.92
5.98
0.01%
38
0.38%
0.93
0.29
 Rank: 269
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/28/2019 21:37
July19_V10A
6.22%
3739
6.38%
0.93
1.59
2.63%
35
11.34%
2.96
3.25
 Rank: 270
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/29/2019 01:17
Cookie Box 01
21.45%
3773
5.59%
3.75
7.35
0.85%
35
5.61%
0.93
1.95
 Rank: 271
 
fujin
 
Q13 contest
0.93
07/04/2019 02:44
zirtUch
7.62%
3750
8.03%
0.93
1.45
1.11%
55
7.67%
1.68
1.28
 Rank: 272
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.89
01/05/2019 00:07
Swoosh Lvl Gold 70 Mini Reflector
31.35%
3626
3.87%
8.39
18.74
-4.85%
179
2.90%
0.89
-3.79
 Rank: 273
 
s_poramet
 
Q13 contest
0.88
02/12/2019 00:54
Z Clamp CNR Trio 8
56.09%
3655
9.75%
5.87
11.76
-5.54%
153
6.90%
0.88
-2.24
 Rank: 274
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.88
07/17/2019 18:41
SLPMSTR9
7.50%
3719
8.18%
0.88
1.49
4.35%
43
10.41%
0.89
5.00
 Rank: 275
 
Troy B
 
Q13 contest
0.87
07/09/2019 21:27
July19_V7
14.92%
3744
8.23%
1.78
3.12
2.92%
49
11.41%
0.87
2.43