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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 is shaking her head over two deep losses that dragged her trend-catcher 266 pips (-0.89%) lower. She’s pretty happy about the return of one-directional moves, though, and is hopeful about the HLHB’s open trades for next 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.

A bunch of new crossovers led to tiny losses on early exits for EUR/USD’s positions. Meanwhile, EUR/JPY enjoyed enough momentum to have its trailing stop activated.

Cable saw a fresh bullish moving average crossover but has yet to get a Stochastic pullback signal to go long.

For the week, the system wound up with a 66-pip or 0.43% loss, which isn’t exactly the best way to kick off the quarter. 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.

After a signal-free week, USD/CAD was able to snag a couple of valid plays while CAD/CHF is holding on to a risk-free position.

The strategy locked in 69 pips or 1.39% thanks to the strong gains on USD/CAD. Woot woot! 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.

USD/JPY caught five valid signals for the week, snagging three wins and 22 pips in gains. Guppy erased these winnings with back-to-back losses, though, bringing the system down by 24 pips for the week. Read more.

Forex Systems Summary

Mechanical Trading System Time Period P/L in pips P/L in %
HLHB Trend-Catcher System July 6 – 10 -266 -0.89
SMA Crossover Pullback System June 30 – July 7 -66 -0.43
Short-Term Bollinger Reversion Strategy 2.0 July 2 – 9 69.5 1.39
Inside Bar Momentum Strategy July 3 – 10 -24

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