External challenge (got the ok from mod micseydel)
Make money with writing quantitative algorithms. Write a quant trading algo in Python and submit before 2016. The best three algos get investments of$2.25M.
You pocket 10% of the profits.
We provide a free and open-source toolbox in Python. It comes with 25 years of financial data for your backtests. The rules in a nutshell: The Sharpe Ratio of you backtest is your first score.
Once you upload you system to our platform we start to simulate it on live data for three months. The Sharpe Ratio of this live simulation is your second score. Your final score is the loser of both Sharpe Ratios.
You can find all details & the rules here: http://quantiacs.com/q4