HLHB Q2 2012 Trading Statistics

It appears that it wasn’t only my discretionary trading that performed well in Q2 2012 but my mechanical system as well! After a quick review of my previous posts, it looks like the HLHB Trend-Catcher 3.0 also raked in the pips! Take a look!

Date Triggered Trades Signals Gain/Loss
4/2-4/6 HLHB Weekly Update-April 10, 2012 19 -82 pips
4/9-4/13 HLHB Weekly Update-April 16, 2012 11 +90 pips
4/16-4/20 HLHB Weekly Update-April 23, 2012 13 0 pips
4/23-4/27 HLHB Weekly Update-May 1, 2012 12 -107 pips
4/30-5/04 HLHB Weekly Update-May 7, 2012 11 +158 pips
5/7-5/11 HLHB Weekly Update-May 14, 2012 10 +69 pips
5/14-5/18 HLHB Weekly Update -May 21, 2012 9 +54 pips
5/21-5/25 HLHB Weekly Update-May 28, 2012 9 -81 pips
5/28-6/1 HLHB Weekly Update-June 4, 2012 7 +169 pips
6/4-6/8 HLHB Weekly Update-June 11, 2012 10 +71 pips
6/11-6/15 HLHB Weekly Update-June 18, 2012 12 +109 pips
6/18-6/22 HLHB Weekly Update-June 25, 2012 12 +88 pips
6/25-6/29 HLHB Weekly Update-July 2, 2012 12 -53 pips
  Total 147 +485 pips

General observations on HLHB Trend-Catcher 3.0’s performance:

*Struggled in April due to the number of fakeouts
*There were no big trends on EUR/USD towards May
*Lots of small losing trades but the few big wins more than made up for it
*The 200-pip profit target was never hit
*Trades left open over the weekend ALWAYS closed as winners

I’ve been thinking of tweaking my system for quite a while now, but every time I’m about to do it, the system gets a bunch of big wins! I guess I just have to bite the bullet whenever the system experiences those terrible drawdowns. Eventually, the system will catch the big trends.

As the old adage goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” Until the HLHB Trend-Catcher 3.0 truly messes up, I think I’m going to keep the rules as they are.



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  • JoanGuz

    Hi Huck! Great performance! :)..  Can you recommend me any tool/app that can send me signals to my phone or my desktop when the EMAS crossover? I’ve been looking for one, but didn’t find a good one.. I really want to test this system well. Thanks!


  • Daniel

    great job huck daddy

    • alwjmonster

      huck is a lass. aint your daddy. 

  • Andrew Caldwell

    From using the HLHB system for a while, what do you think is a good sample size to test a system Huck?

    • huck

      As many trades as you can! More is better, in my opinion. But I think 3 years minimum if you’re looking at the 4-hour time frame.

      • Andrew Caldwell

        Is there a way to back-test EMA, as it changes with the time?