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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.

This week, Huck talks about her trend-catcher gaining pips from a range and NOT getting a valid signal from a strong intraweek trend.

How the heck did she get +98 pips (+0.33%) from the mix?! 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.

With most dollar pairs seemingly unable to pick a strong direction for yet another week, this system was still caught up in early exits.

A couple of new crossovers generated losses for the euro pairs, resulting in a 102-pip or 0.68% dent for the strategy.

Two new positions were opened on GBP/USD and EUR/JPY. 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.

Ranging market conditions were still in play for the week, but this strategy only caught one new signal per pair.

The open USD/CAD play from the earlier update wound up in a 50-pip or 1% loss, though. 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 strategy saw only a handful of valid inside bar signals as both pairs struggled to sustain momentum.

Still, USD/JPY caught back-to-back wins while Guppy scraped by with a tiny gain, resulting in a 39-pip profit for the week. Read more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System Apr. 20 – 24 +98 +0.33
SMA Crossover Pullback System Apr. 14 – 21 -102 -0.68
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 Apr. 16 – 23 -50 -1.00
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy Apr. 17 – 24 +39

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