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I’ve rounded up the SEVEN mechanical forex strategies right here to see how they performed recently. Take a look!

I’ve got a neat systems snapshot table for their latest performance down below, but keep in mind that the time periods and some trading assumptions vary among my fellow FX-men.

SMA Crossover Pullback

Robopip’s newbie-friendly SMA Crossover Pullback trading system 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.

After scoring wins on all pairs and taking a quick signal-free break, this mechanical system had one of its roughest weeks as it hit stops on three positions for a 450-pip or 3% loss. 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.

It was yet another slow week for this trading strategy as it snagged a sole signal for CAD/CHF but still managed to squeeze out an 8.5-pip or 0.17% gain. 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.

It was also a slow run for this system as it saw a few inside bar patterns but only one position was opened on Guppy, catching a decent 65-pip win for the week. 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.

Pip Surfer saw some midweek blues with an initial 24-pip loss then spotted shifting trends but no other signals later on. Read more.

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.

After a hiccup last week, Huck’s system went back to printing positive pips this week. Check out which signals contributed to a net gain of 118 pips (+0.39%) for this trend-catcher! 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. 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 severe beating, both Variants of the (very) Happy Hunter Trading System had a very profitable run this past week since the Fixed TP Variant captured 6.45% in gains while the Trailing Variant harvested a more impressive 10.15% for the weekRead more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System Nov. 12-16 +118 +0.39
Happy Hunter Trading System (Fixed TP Variant) Nov. 12-16 +6.45
Happy Hunter Trading System (Trailing Variant) Nov. 12-16 +10.15
SMA Crossover Pullback System Nov. 7-13 -450 -3.00
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 Nov. 9-15 +8.5 +0.17
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy Nov. 8-15 +65
Cowabunga System Nov. 12-16 -24

In case you missed it, check out how the Forex Mechanical Systems Showcase turned out last week!