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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.

In this week’s update, Huck was able to catch a nice 70-pip (+0.23%) win from closing three trades. How the heck was she able to do it when the HLHB didn’t validate ANY signal this week?! 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.

It was another week of new crossovers and early exits for this mechanical system as trends just couldn’t seem to last very long.

Both EUR/USD and GBP/USD snagged losses when their short positions were closed on bullish crossovers while EUR/JPY locked in gains on its trailing stop. Cable also had a fresh long play that caught some pips on an early exit.

With that, the system was able to trim its losses down to 75 pips or 0.50% 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 erased most of its strong gains from the other week as it snagged full losses on both pairs, winding up with a 150-pip or 3% loss. Ouch! 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.

Several inside bar patterns were seen on both pairs but only a few valid signals got triggered. That didn’t stop the system from scoring a pretty impressive performance as it locked in a total of 165 pips. Read more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System May 4 – 8 +70 +0.23
SMA Crossover Pullback System Apr. 28 – May 5 -75 -0.50
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 Apr. 29 – May 7 +150 -3.00
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy May  1 – 8 +165

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