Oh no, Alonso lost! And to an even shittier system than his! I am going to cry...
Well, let me explain. Alonso's equity curve finished after 51 trades lower where it was at trade #8. So basicly he could have stopped at week #3 and still made second place....In plain English he didn't make any money for 9 weeks. That's why he lost by less than $150, in % that is very, very little. (too lazy to figure it out)*
But who is this genius who has just won? Well, his equity curve is outrageous. After 160 trades it was -13% down. Now what can we say about such a system??? That it is donkey crap? But hey, at least after 320 trades it was up 50% and I assume he must have tinkered with the program (I thought that was against the rules), because it had an unbelievable rally and took over Alonso...
Now a really honest congrats to Sergey (s75) whose system had a beautiful straight line up, and should have won the competition. He made 250% with 100 trades...
What did we learn here guys? Well, probably not much, but I sure enjoyed the competition. See you next year!
We do our best to introduce all the leading Championship Participants to our audience in reasonable time. To achieve that, we closely monitor the most promising contestants in our TOP-10 and arrange interviews with them. However, the sharp rise of Alexey Masterov (reinhard) up to the third place has become a real surprise!
Alexey, your Expert Advisor burst into TOP-10 during the last week. What position did it occupy before that?
It came 11th during the twelfth week. My Expert Advisor did not show any impressive results during the first two months. It fell down to 300th position and even lower. Frankly, there were no reasons to be too optimistic at the time. But the hope remained, of course.
The final third place must have taken you aback. It is the first time in the Championship's history that the Participant enters TOP-3 so unexpectedly.
Yes, it came as a surprise for me. Although I believed that my Expert Advisor is a promising one, the circumstances could have been unfavorable preventing my trading robot from showing its power. My Expert Advisor is designed for trends and the market was favorable to it during the last two weeks, especially when the traded symbol opened with a gap after December 25.
The Automated Trading Championship 2012 is over. In a bitter struggle three best trading robots were identified. These EAs brought their creators a well-deserved reward: cash prizes and souvenirs. By tradition, we give the floor to the winners.
The first place has been won by Francisco Garcia Garcia from Spain. His trading robot finished with balance of $54,470. For the first time in the history of our Championships multicurrency EA is on the top of the pedestal. Francisco won the award for "The first place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $40,000. An excellent debut!
The second place with minimum difference in balance is taken by Juan Pablo Alonso Escobar from the USA, who was the leader until the last few days of the Championship. For many years he has been participating our Automated Trading Championships. The fifth attempt was successful, and Juan gets the well-deserved award for "The second place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $ 25,000.
The third place in swift rise was taken by Alexey Masterov from Russia. His Expert Advisor auspiciously burst into the TOP-10 in the last days of competition and got bronze for its creator. Alexey gets the award for "The third place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $ 15,000.