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I’ve rounded up FOUR 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.

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.

On this week’s update, Huck’s trend catcher did not validate ANY of the crossovers from EUR/USD, GBP/USD, and USD/JPY. So how did she get a 61-pip (-0.20%) dent on her account? Read more.

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.

This mech system saw a bit of a slowdown after the other week’s strong gains as trends started to shift once more.

Its trailing stop on the long EUR/JPY yielded a few gains while it generated a fresh signal on EUR/USD. For now, the system is looking at a meager 9-pip or 0.06% win for the week. 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.

This strategy caught fewer than usual valid signals even though it saw some decent bounces off opposite bands. Still, I ain’t complaining about the 38-pip or 0.76% win for the week! 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.

Unfortunately this mech system wasn’t able to catch big moves in either direction as it got chopped up by sideways price action, ending in an 88-pip dent for the week. Read more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System Mar. 23 – Apr. 3 -61 -0.20
SMA Crossover Pullback System Mar. 24 – 31 +9 +0.06
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 Mar. 26 – Apr. 2 +38 +0.76
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy Mar. 27 – Apr. 4 -88

Check out how these trading systems fared in the previous Forex Mechanical Systems Showcase!