HLHB Weekly Update – May 14, 2012

HLHB Trend-Catcher

EUR/USD Chart

Remember the last signal that I pointed out on my last HLHB Trend-Catcher update (sell at 1.3114)? Well, it turned out to be a winner! It closed at 1.3005 when the trailing top got hit. It bagged 109 pips. Booyeah!

Then last week, there were also 10 crossovers that materialized in my system. Here’s a recap of how each of them went:

1. Long at 1.3028. Closed on new crossover at 1.3037. +9 pips.
2. Short at 1.3037. Trailing stop hit at 1.3037. 0 pips.
3. Invalid signal since RSI did not cross 50.
4. Short at 1.3012. Trailing stop hit at 1.2961. +51 pips.
5. Invalid signal since RSI did not cross 50.
6. Short at 1.2931. Closed on new crossover at 1.2957. -26 pips.
7. Long at 1.2957. Closed on new crossover at 1.2944. -13 pips.
8. Short at 1.2944. Closed on new crossover at 1.2943. +1 pip.
9. Long at 1.2943. Closed on new crossover at 1.2922. -21 pips.
10. Short at 1.2922. Still open…

Adding up the trades for the week though, the Trend-Catcher is only up one measly pip. But I’m still pretty happy that it caught the big drop at the start of the week caused by the political drama in Greece. And besides, my GBP/USD trade is working out really well!

GBP/USD Trade

GBP/USD Chart

It was a rough ride for my GBP/USD trade but in the end, everything turned out very well. As you can see price spiked up slightly after I had entered. The move didn’t last long though as the bears quickly pushed price down before the week came to a close.

According to Pip Diddy, GBP/USD fell mainly because of risk aversion from Greece’s political problems. I’m not an economist but from what I read, the New Democracy, Syriza, and Pasok political parties failed to form a coalition, which greatly enhanced the chances of a “Grexit.”

Trade closed at 1.6064: +86 pips / +1.32%

Well, that’s it for my update. I plan to put up another trade idea some time in the next few days so stay tuned for that!

XOXO,

Huck

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  • Granticus_Maximus

    Great to see this last week went well for you Huck! :)

    • huck

       Why, thank you!

  • aander40

    Hi Huck,

    I have been reading your blog for a while and love it. I been using the Trend Catcher in my practice account and ready to go live. Only difference is I’m trading GBP/USD and I added the MACD Historgram with RSI to avoid some of the fakeouts. It has been awesome!! Keep up the great work and bring in the bucks!!

    aander40