Forex System Update: SMA Crossover Pullback (Oct. 24-28, 2016)

Another week in sideways price action for some of the pairs I’m watching, but the SMA Crossover Pullback system still managed to catch decent wins. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, make sure you look at the trading rules and risk management adjustments first.

In my earlier update, EUR/JPY had a short position open with the trailing stop already in place. Price pulled up midweek and hit this adjusted stop before a new crossover materialized.

EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/USD just hit its full profit target on its short position the other week so there were no new crossovers yet while price appeared to bottom out.

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

AUD/USD had another range-bound week, causing its previous long position to be closed early on a new crossover (with profits!) and an opposing short position to be opened soon after.

AUD/USD 1-hour Forex ChartAUD/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

AUD/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

Cable was also stuck in a range as the pair couldn’t seem to pick a direction, leading the moving averages to oscillate. The previous long position was closed on a new crossover as well, followed by a short order.

GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

Trade Summary:

SMA Crossover Pullback Positions as of Oct. 28, 2016
Pair Position Entry SL PT Status P/L  (pips) P/L  (%)
EUR/JPY Short 114.70 116.20 111.70 Closed +60 +0.40
GBP/USD Long 1.2200 1.2050 1.2500 Closed -20 -0.13
AUD/USD Long .7630 .7480 .7930 Closed +70 +0.46
GBP/USD Short 1.2240 1.2390 1.1940 Open
AUD/USD Short .7690 .7840 .7390 Open

With that, the SMA Crossover Pullback system ended the week with a 110-pip win or a 0.73% gain on the account, which is pretty good given how trends weren’t too strong then. Looking ahead, it looks like these pairs might have a few more days of indecision lined up before possibly establishing a clearer direction, which hopefully would last until the end of the year.

Do you think the system can follow up its strong performance like it did for Q3? Stay tuned for my next updates!


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  • Been learning more about the cTrader API by creating some indicators and bots, and decided to revisit the bot for this system and apply what I learned to make the code cleaner and more efficient.

    Doing manual cross reference of trades the bot makes against the updates you have been posting it is matching signals very closely and the outcome looks pretty close too with the stop being moved to zero loss after 150 pips profit.

    However, running the bot on each of EUR/USD, GBP/USD, GBP/JPY and AUDUSD using a position size of 1% of account balance real tick data from 1st April 2015 to 31st October 2016 only AUDUSD ends up in profit at the end.

    I have one final question.

    In updates you mention that you trail the stop. Do you trail it beyond making it zero loss at 150 pips profit. If so what rules do you use?