Automated Trading Championship 2008

Discussion in 'Automated Trading' started by Fat, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Fat


    MetaQuotes Software Corp., Forex Capital Markets LLC (FXCM), Interbank FX LLC (IBFX), FXDirectDealer LLC (FXDD) and the TRADERS' magazine are glad to announce the start of preparations for the third annual Automated Trading Championship 2008. Just as one year before, the registration for participating in the contest will start on the 1st of June 2008. The Championship itself will start on the 1st of October 2008.

    Unlike many other similar contests, not traders themselves participate in the Automated Trading Championship 2008, but their Expert Advisors - programs for automated trading. These programs will be competing within three months for the Title of the Best Expert Advisor of the Year and for the prize of totally 80 000 US dollars.

    In the recent years, automated trading became widely spread. More and more traders choose automated trading systems for their numerous advantages. Unlike a human person, an Expert Advisor can make a huge amount of calculations within a short period of time. This allows the program to process more information per time unit, to obtain more reliable predictions of price changes, and make better trade decisions.

    Besides, like all other computer programs, Expert Advisors are affectless. They operate according a clear algorithm and do not deviate from it guided by feelings. Expert Advisors know no tiredness either, they can analyze market situations in the twenty-four-hour mode and make independent trade decisions.

    As a relatively new technology, automated trading has acquired its non-believers. Until quite recently, Expert Advisors were considered not to be able to earn money on the market without trader's intervention. Later on, some traders started to take up the position that automated trading is less profitable than the manual one. However, both statements were overthrown by the Automated Trading Championship. The Expert Advisor of the Winner of the first Championship managed to increase its deposit 3.5 times within 3 months, the Winner of the second Championship increased his deposit 13 times. Expert Advisors proved that they could earn really much.

    One of the main purposes of the Championship is to raise the development of Expert Advisors among traders to a higher level. For this purpose, the course of the Championship will always be covered on the contest's website. It is an interactive internet resource where you can find a great variety of technical details about Expert Advisors behavior and the detailed reports of EAs. Moreover, statistical reports, articles and interviews with developers will be published on the website of the Championship over the whole period of the contest. These materials will help you to better understand the secrets behind the success of one Expert Advisor or another, the errors made by the authors of Expert Advisors and how to avoid those errors.

    The registration for participation in the Automated Trading Championship 2008 will be started on 1st of July and last till the 19th of September; the competition will be conducted from the 1st of October till the 26th of December 2008. MetaQuotes Software Corp and the competition Sponsors invite all persons interested to take part in the ATC 2008. The win in the Championship will provide you with the title of the Best Developer of Expert Advisors 2008 and the first prize – 40,000 US dollars.
  2. Just curious, but i sure this may have been asked before. How will a contetants EA be protected from the organisers stealing it. Is there any protocals in place to ensure that the organisers do not infringe on the developers intellectual property?

    If not, $40, 000 price money is nowhere near enough to lure profitable auto traders to put their systems at riks.

  3. Why are you violating the terms of service, nad trying to get free advertising? I don't see "sponsor" under your name
  4. Fat


    We do not advertising here - first message is an attempt to bring the information about event, that may be interesting to automated trading systems developers. Thats all.
  5. whenwood


    Oh come now Nash. Surely you know the best reason to hold a trading competition is to copy the best performing systems.

  6. I have news for you. "attempting to bring information about an event to interested people" is called ADVERTISING.

    Unless the event is a CHARITY, then you are spamming. But since you are giving away tens of thousands of dollars, I kind of doubt that.

    What gives you the right to free publicity, when everyone else on ET who directs people to their event has to pay for that right???
  7. Fat


    You want me to pay you for the publication of the information, that can be interesting and can help to the visitors of ET? lol.
  8. Well, they say they are software developers and not interested in trading. I say all good and well but it is too much risk to put code in their hands, i didnt even give it to my seed capital providers.

    I believe that if they are good software developers, they should have not have any problems creating a way that they can guarantee nobody peeks inside the blackbox.
  9. How does the phrasing of your original post not look like a PR release, as if you were affiliated with the organization?

    And how is your contest that gives out money funded? By being benevolent, or somehow charging along the line?

    And how is your info that is "interesting and can help visitors of ET" different than all the other spammers seeking free publicity? You somehow think that they wouldn't say the same about their product/service???

    Fine, you deserve the following award:
    #10     Jun 14, 2008