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I’m expecting sideways trading for the next few days so I’ve decided to give the SMA Crossover Pullback system a break and take some time to round up the Q4 numbers instead. Surprise!

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, make sure you look at the trading rules and risk management adjustments first.

The mech system was off to a shaky start in the first couple of weeks as dollar pairs were in Chopsville back then. Stronger trends materialized in the latter half of the month, as traders likely priced in their expectations for the U.S. elections. And after a few days’ worth of consolidation, the trends gained further momentum all the way up to December, particularly for EUR/JPY and GBP/USD.

Anyway, I’m sure you’re excited to see how the system fared in Q4 so here are the numbers!

SMA Crossover Pullback Profit/Loss for Q4 2016
Week P/L in pips P/L in %
Oct 3-7 -15 -0.10
Oct 10-14 -95 -0.63
Oct 17-21 +245 +1.64
Oct 24-28 +110 +0.73
Oct 31-Nov 4 -20 -0.13
Nov 7-11 -2 -0.01
Nov 14-25 +551 +3.67
Nov 28-Dec 2 +63 +0.42
Dec 5-9 +407 +2.71
Dec 12-16 +215  +1.43

With that, the SMA Crossover Pullback System was able to chalk up a 1,459-pip win or a 9.73% gain on the account for Q4. Tallying up the 8.58% gain in Q1, the 5.10% gain in Q2, and the 5.95% gain in Q3, this brings the 2016 total to a whopping 29.36%. Woop woop!

Compared to its performance in 2015, the system seems to have improved its winnings through the risk management tweaks applied throughout this year. I’m still hoping to be able to filter out the signals that occur during range-bound days or allow positions to stay open for much longer during big trends, but I’m thinking that the current set of rules are already good enough. Don’t want my hyper-sensitive microchips and sensors going haywire with too many technical indicators!

Moving forward, I’m gonna keep trading this system for the coming year and sharing my usual weekly updates, but if you’ve got any ideas on how to improve this strategy or if you’ve got a neat EA based on this, I’d love to hear from you!