Back-to-back hit! No thanks to the ranging environment, the HLHB Trend-Catcher System lost two trades this week. Boo!
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As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve decided to stick to my second tweak in my forward tests for the next couple of weeks. Basically, I’m adding the ADX indicator as a filter on top of the RSI and applying all of them on the 4-hour time frame instead of last year’s 1-hour charts.
Here are the results from the last full week of May:
After opening a new trade last week, I finally closed USD/JPY’s open position this week…for a 10-pip loss. As you can see on the chart above, all was well at the start of the week until the pair saw a mid-week reversal. Unfortunately, USD/JPY hasn’t moved down enough for me to adjust my stop to break even. As a result, I closed the position with a 10-pip dip.
I had two other signals to distract me during the week, though. First, EUR/USD popped up a sell signal on a strong candle and proceeded to move lower. I have now limited my losses to 41 pips.
GBP/USD also printed a valid signal. Unlike in EUR/USD, though, I was on the wrong side of a strong move. Thanks to the U.K. elections, the long trade I had ended up with a loss of 53 pips. Not so bad considering that the system lost out to a fundamental catalyst, but it does make me consider putting up rules regarding trading during top-tier events. What do you think?
P.S.: Remember to never risk more than 1% of a trading account on any single trade and to adjust position sizes accordingly. Create your own ideas and don’t follow what I do. Better yet, read the Risk Disclosure!