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The Automated Trading Championship 2012 Is Over!

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13 weeks of persistent and exciting struggle in the Automated Trading Championship 2012 are over and the winners already can celebrate their victory! All Expert Advisors have been stopped and it is time to announce the final results.

For many weeks, we have covered the course of the competition events publishing interesting articles, statistical reports and exciting interviews with the most successful developers in "News" section. Someone has managed to earn fame among thousands of traders, while someone has ended in a fiasco but received invaluable experience and knowledge. We congratulate everyone on the completion of the ATC 2012 and honor the winners!


The first place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012
chuliweb
haunter (EURJPY, H1)
$54 470

The first place of the ATC 2012 is taken by Francisco García García from Spain. The Expert Advisor of chuliweb appeared in the TOP-10 during the first week of the Automated Trading Championship 2012. However, it was not sooner than the eleventh week when it has managed to firmly stick to his leading positions. This is the only multicurrency Expert Advisor among the winners trading on unpopular D1 time frame.

The balance curve of Francisco García García reminds a saw displaying both impressive rises and falls below the initial deposit. After having performed 350 trades during the Championship, he has managed to increase his contest account up to $54 470. The most successful period for the Expert Advisor of chuliweb was two last weeks when it earned almost half of its final profit and defeated his closest competitor JPAlonso. Francisco García García receives the award for "The first place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $40 000 from Alpari. Congratulations on the victory!

The second place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012
JPAlonso
El Trader (EURUSD, H1)
$54 328

The second best Expert Advisor of the Automated Trading Championship 2012 belongs to Juan Pablo Alonso Escobar (USA). JPAlonso's Expert Advisor captured attention of all the Participants and Spectators from the very beginning. It has appeared in TOP-10 during the second competition week and has never left it ever since. He was an unconditional leader up to the penultimate week keeping its nearest rivals at bay. During its best moments, the funds on Juan Pablo Alonso Escobar's contest account have exceeded $93 000. We can estimate the popularity of his Expert Advisor by the number of subscribers to his signals - more than 1700!

During the Championship, JPAlonso's Expert Advisor has performed 51 trades. 24 of them were profitable. Despite considerable relative drawdown comprising 62%, his trading robot has managed to keep leading positions. Juan Pablo Alonso Escobar receives the award for "The second place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $25 000 from United World Capital. Congratulations!

The third place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012
reinhard
DS (GBPJPY, M15)
$45 449

The Expert Advisor of Alexey Masterov has turned out to be a "dark horse" of the Championship reaching TOP-10 only during the last week of the competition. During the last days it has successfully stormed the TOP-3 occupying the third place.

There were moments during the Automated Trading Championship 2012 when the contest account's balance of Alexey decreased down to $5 000 just to rise above the initial value again. During the last week, reinhard's signal currency trading robot has performed a real breakthrough fixing $26 000 of profit when closing one position. Alexey's Expert Advisor has always stayed in the market performing only 53 deals in three competition months. This approach has turned out to be successful. Alexey Masterov receives the award for "The third place in the Automated Trading Championship 2012" and $15 000 from RoboForex. Our congratulations to Alexey!


Congratulations to the winners and all Participants of the Automated Trading Championship 2012! We would also like to thank our sponsors for their commitment in organizing the competition of the automated trading systems: Alpari, United World Capital and RoboForex!

Published by: MetaQuotes Software Corp. Created: 29 December 2012  Print version
Statistical Report #2Statistical Report #2

The last hours of the Automated Trading Championship 2012 are coming to an end. Soon, we will find out who will share the prize fund of $80 000. In the meanwhile, let's recall the first two months of the competition and make analysis in our traditional Statistical Report #2.

Interview with Alexey Masterov (reinhard)

Interview with Alexey Masterov (reinhard)

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!

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pay attention to the closing time of last deals

 

Pay attention to the closing time of last deals. Shouldn't they be the same?

Would it affact the final result since their balances were too close.. 

 

2012.12.29 01:49 luenbo5
luenbo:

 

Pay attention to the closing time of last deals. Shouldn't they be the same?

Would it affact the final result since their balances were too close.. 

 

May be course after 23.00 do not move. Then is OK.
2012.12.29 08:13 MegaVoin308

When can we enter atc 2013? :)

2012.12.29 11:13 Financialarts99

Congratulations to the Winner!

I'm very satisfioed with the 49th place my "Blue Frog" EA achieved!! :)
2012.12.29 20:22 rubencouto49
Congratulations to all winners of ATC 2012. It has been the most exciting this year!
2012.12.31 10:09 WebMaster

 Some of you will know me of different forums and some of don't know me at all (otherwise google me)

 

HI Everyone and especially all those who followed this contest quite closely and have the feeling that they would like to put their hands on some of these EA's.

 

 The reason I make this posting is to explain to those who have the feeling of missing something ( an EA) that the winners of this contest do have. 

DON'T BE JEALOUS. DON'T THINK THAT THEY (the winners) HAVE SOMETHING YOU DON'T HAVE.

 

This metaquotes championship is very strong in making all sort of calculations and statistics on the results of each contestant .

I made a statistic that will will help you A LOT MORE then ALL THE STATISTICS that metaquotes has made

over all those years  (with the enormous help of the metaquotes championship).

 

2006 the winner RICH, 2007 N/A , 2008 -80% , 2010 -60% , 2012 -34%

2007 the winner BETTER, 2008 -22% , 2010 -11% , 2011 -64%, 2012 -16%

2008 the winner LILIPUT, 2010 N/A , 2011 -90% , 2012 -2%

2010 the winner BOBSLEY , 2011 -50% , 2012 +170%

 2011 2nd place TIM ( the winner of last year did not participate this year so I took the 2nd place) 2012 -14%

 

What does this list show you and what proof does it give you ?...That none of these winners were able to be consistent in their profits or results.

They were VERY lucky over some period of time (the contest lasts only 3 months)  and every year that someone was a winner thousands of people

wanted to have their EA. They (the winners) had a whole year (or several years)  to improve their EA even more but they could never show that they

had a solid and robust system that would work consistently.

 

The very important element that this metaquotes EA championship proves is that you need to be extremely LUCKY over a 3 month period. In other words this

championships is the next best thing to a lottery. And that you do not need to envy any of those participants nor want to lay your hands on any of those EA's.

 

By the way keep those results in mind if you ever encounter someone that wants to sell you an commercial EA. if they show you an extreme result over a short

period of time, just be patient for an other 6 months and wait to see what their EA does in the next following 6 months. It will most likely save you more money

then earn you money.  

 

Friendly regards

FXiGoR 

 

 

 

   

 

 

2013.01.04 01:39 FXiGoR

Great competition this year, best battle for 1st place i've ever seen. Very interesting robots too. Congrats to all winners.

I'd really like to see next year in our profiles a efficiency chart in terms of system resource usage (CPU time, RAM usage, network packets traffic, server requests, disk access, logs, etc). This would be quiet useful for some of us willing to optimize our robots based on ATC experience.

Also in our profiles, a ranking history chart would be fantastic, this would allow to keep track of our places and would serve as proof of how good (or bad) you were doing once.

2013.01.05 13:24 TripleHeinz66
FXiGoR:

 Some of you will know me of different forums and some of don't know me at all (otherwise google me)

 

HI Everyone and especially all those who followed this contest quite closely and have the feeling that they would like to put their hands on some of these EA's.

 

 The reason I make this posting is to explain to those who have the feeling of missing something ( an EA) that the winners of this contest do have. 

DON'T BE JEALOUS. DON'T THINK THAT THEY (the winners) HAVE SOMETHING YOU DON'T HAVE.

 

This metaquotes championship is very strong in making all sort of calculations and statistics on the results of each contestant .

I made a statistic that will will help you A LOT MORE then ALL THE STATISTICS that metaquotes has made

over all those years  (with the enormous help of the metaquotes championship).

 

2006 the winner RICH, 2007 N/A , 2008 -80% , 2010 -60% , 2012 -34%

2007 the winner BETTER, 2008 -22% , 2010 -11% , 2011 -64%, 2012 -16%

2008 the winner LILIPUT, 2010 N/A , 2011 -90% , 2012 -2%

2010 the winner BOBSLEY , 2011 -50% , 2012 +170%

 2011 2nd place TIM ( the winner of last year did not participate this year so I took the 2nd place) 2012 -14%

 

What does this list show you and what proof does it give you ?...That none of these winners were able to be consistent in their profits or results.

They were VERY lucky over some period of time (the contest lasts only 3 months)  and every year that someone was a winner thousands of people

wanted to have their EA. They (the winners) had a whole year (or several years)  to improve their EA even more but they could never show that they

had a solid and robust system that would work consistently.

 

The very important element that this metaquotes EA championship proves is that you need to be extremely LUCKY over a 3 month period. In other words this

championships is the next best thing to a lottery. And that you do not need to envy any of those participants nor want to lay your hands on any of those EA's.

 

By the way keep those results in mind if you ever encounter someone that wants to sell you an commercial EA. if they show you an extreme result over a short

period of time, just be patient for an other 6 months and wait to see what their EA does in the next following 6 months. It will most likely save you more money

then earn you money.  

 

Friendly regards

FXiGoR 

 

 

 

   

 

 i do agree with you with everything except that the goal in the championship is different than if you were trading on real account. Profitables/stable experts are not the main thing here, the most important is to take the highest possible risk in order to stand a chance and win one of the prizes.

2013.01.07 12:21 onlysolo335
FXiGoR:

 Some of you will know me of different forums and some of don't know me at all (otherwise google me)

 

HI Everyone and especially all those who followed this contest quite closely and have the feeling that they would like to put their hands on some of these EA's.

 

 The reason I make this posting is to explain to those who have the feeling of missing something ( an EA) that the winners of this contest do have. 

DON'T BE JEALOUS. DON'T THINK THAT THEY (the winners) HAVE SOMETHING YOU DON'T HAVE.

 

This metaquotes championship is very strong in making all sort of calculations and statistics on the results of each contestant .

I made a statistic that will will help you A LOT MORE then ALL THE STATISTICS that metaquotes has made

over all those years  (with the enormous help of the metaquotes championship).

 

2006 the winner RICH, 2007 N/A , 2008 -80% , 2010 -60% , 2012 -34%

2007 the winner BETTER, 2008 -22% , 2010 -11% , 2011 -64%, 2012 -16%

2008 the winner LILIPUT, 2010 N/A , 2011 -90% , 2012 -2%

2010 the winner BOBSLEY , 2011 -50% , 2012 +170%

 2011 2nd place TIM ( the winner of last year did not participate this year so I took the 2nd place) 2012 -14%

 

What does this list show you and what proof does it give you ?...That none of these winners were able to be consistent in their profits or results.

They were VERY lucky over some period of time (the contest lasts only 3 months)  and every year that someone was a winner thousands of people

wanted to have their EA. They (the winners) had a whole year (or several years)  to improve their EA even more but they could never show that they

had a solid and robust system that would work consistently.

 

The very important element that this metaquotes EA championship proves is that you need to be extremely LUCKY over a 3 month period. In other words this

championships is the next best thing to a lottery. And that you do not need to envy any of those participants nor want to lay your hands on any of those EA's.

 

By the way keep those results in mind if you ever encounter someone that wants to sell you an commercial EA. if they show you an extreme result over a short

period of time, just be patient for an other 6 months and wait to see what their EA does in the next following 6 months. It will most likely save you more money

then earn you money.  

 

Friendly regards

FXiGoR

Dear FXiGoR you failed to mention that 2006-8 the championships were based on MQL4 on trading on MetaTrader 4. 2010-12 was MQL5 and MetaTrader 5. So strategies used y-y not the same, not by far.

MetaQuotes creates maybe the most real trading competition championship that I have witnessed online at least the last 3 years.

I think calling this competition the next thing to lottery is not true or fair to say -  nor is to say that if you use the best 10 EAs to trade you will be profitable over an X period of time.

The championship is created to attract traders to realise the possibilities of the system, and to show creative and professional work of developers at the most real market conditions.

2013.01.07 17:00 WebMaster
WebMaster:

Dear FXiGoR you failed to mention that 2006-8 the championships were based on MQL4 on trading on MetaTrader 4. 2010-12 was MQL5 and MetaTrader 5. So strategies used y-y not the same, not by far.

MetaQuotes creates maybe the most real trading competition championship that I have witnessed online at least the last 3 years.

I think calling this competition the next thing to lottery is not true or fair to say -  nor is to say that if you use the best 10 EAs to trade you will be profitable over an X period of time.

The championship is created to attract traders to realise the possibilities of the system, and to show creative and professional work of developers at the most real market conditions.

Dear Webmaster,

I do understand fully your point of view and your explanation why the championship was created for...."to realize the possibilities of the system, and to show creative and professional work of developers at the most real market conditions...with MQL5..."...

But I have followed your championship from the very first year. And every year when I read over many forex forums, I feel that a lot of newbies feel frustrated that they can not make those kind of profits and would like to pay a lot of money to lay their

hands on some of the EA's that made it as a winner (remember the year 2008 when "better" won the championship...people would not have only payed for it but would have given an arm and a leg to get that EA). For that reason this is what I say in my

posting..." The reason I make this posting is to explain to those who have the feeling of missing something ( an EA) that the winners of this contest do have: DON'T BE JEALOUS. DON'T THINK THAT THEY (the winners) HAVE SOMETHING YOU DON'T HAVE"

.......because non of these contestants have a system or EA that shows consistent results or was able to be really profitable in 2 competitions ( not to speak in 3 or 4 competitions--many of those who won a price lost all of their money the next competition).

 

My feeling is that the competition in general creates more frustration amongst a broad public then it gives real help to a broad public (lets face it, bottom line is that people seek whatever kind of SYSTEM OR EA to be REALLY profitable)....

Showing results of making more then 500% profit over a 3 month period with taking enormous risks is not very helpful to those who seek help to become profitable.

 

Again I only wanted to make this posting to explain to newbies or people who seek whatever kind of help, don't feel frustrated or think that you miss out on something.

 

Friendly regards FXiGoR 

 

2013.01.07 18:03 FXiGoR
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