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Both GBP/JPY and USD/JPY saw strong bearish momentum early in the week, but this strategy caught only one signal per pair.

How did these turn out?

If this is the first time you’re reading about this forex strategy, I suggest you take a look at the system rules before reading on.

Also, this version makes use of an adjusted stop loss size on both USD/JPY and GBP/JPY.

The size of the stop loss was adjusted from the original 20% of the first candlestick to 40% of its length.

USD/JPY staged a sharp selloff early in the week, but this momentum system was unable to pick up any valid short signals then.

USD/JPY 4-hour Forex Chart
USD/JPY 4-hour Forex Chart

The pair went on to trade sideways for the most part of the week, but it did catch a short play in the middle of it all.

While USD/JPY edged slightly lower afterwards, it did not dip low enough to hit the profit target.

Instead, price bounced right back up to trigger the stop loss for a 36-pip loss.

GBP/JPY also sold off early in the week, but there were no inside bar patterns that formed then.

GBP/JPY 4-hour Forex Chart
GBP/JPY 4-hour Forex Chart

Price carried on with a slow and steady decline throughout the week, allowing the system to catch a valid short signal.

Unfortunately, just like the other pair, Guppy also wound up getting stopped out on a spike higher before price eventually dipped to the PT.

That’s a 50-pip loss for this pair this week. Ouch!

This brings the Inside Bar Momentum Strategy 2.0 down by 86 pips for the week, adding to earlier losses.

The percentage win/loss depends on how position sizes are calculated.

ICYMI, see how the numbers added up for Q3 2021.