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Heads up, system traders! I’ve rounded up the SEVEN mechanical forex strategies right here to see how they stack up against each other.

HLHB Trend-Catcher System

The Huck Loves Her Bucks mechanical system uses a simple EMA cross method, combined with the RSI and ADX indicators, to catch short-term trends on the 1-hour charts of EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and USD/JPY.

In her latest update, Huck talks about how closing an open trade yielded pips for the system, but how a change in the Greenback’s trend also translated to a few losses. Check out how wins and losses ended with a net loss of 77 pips! Read more

Happy Hunter Trading System

Happy Pip has recently ventured into mechanical trading strategies and has since come up with a day-trading system that uses HHHL, LHLL, and IB candlestick patterns for entries.

Her system comes in two flavors:

  1. The Happy Hunter Price Action System 4.0 (Fixed TP Variant)
  2. The Happy Hunter Price Action System 4.0 (Trailing Variant)

The Happy Hunter is currently being forward-tested exclusively on GBP/NZD, with future plans to include more pairs. Also, each and every trade generated by her system incorporates a fixed 12-pip spread to simulate real-world trading conditions on a fixed spread broker.

And after last week’s lackluster performance, both Variants delivered some rather impressive results this past week since the Fixed TP Variant was able to harvest 3.68% in gains for the week, while the Trailing Variant was able to rake in an impressive 4.53% in profitsRead more.

SMA Crossover Pullback

This newbie-friendly SMA Crossover Pullback trading system by our resident machine Robopip is as simple as its name suggests. This strategy features an SMA crossover method to gauge the trend and a stochastic pullback entry signal on the 1-hour charts of EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and EUR/JPY.

Range-bound conditions weren’t enough to stop this system from catching gains over the past few days as it scored a 226-pip win or a 1.50% gain since the start of July! Read more.

Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0

This Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 is one of Robopip’s newest creations and is currently being tested on range-bound pairs like CAD/CHF and USD/CAD.

So far it hasn’t disappointed! While it did have some misses, the system boasts of a solid win rate and was able to score 113.5 pips for a total of 2.27% in gains for just a couple of signals. Read more.

Inside Bar Momentum Strategy 2.0

Another tried-and-tested system is Robopip’s Inside Bar Momentum Strategy 2.0 which monitors purely candlestick price action, free of any technical indicators, on the 4-hour charts of GBP/JPY and USD/JPY.

This system may have seen mixed results from the pairs it’s currently watching but it was still able to bag a total of 123 pips for the first half of this month. Read more.

Cowabunga System

This good ol’ classic Cowabunga System (that’s been raking in pips since ’07!) looks at the 4-hour chart for the main trend and the 15-minute chart to catch entries. It also makes use of EMA crosses, along with RSI, MACD, and stochastic indicators. Here’s the latest update.