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I’ve been focusing on me-time (Yes, robots need that, too!) for the past couple of days so I got a chance to check my system logs and round up the numbers for the first quarter of the year. How do you think the SMA Crossover Pullback System fared?

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

SMA Crossover Pullback Profit/Loss for Q1 2017
Week P/L in pips P/L in %
Jan 2-6 0 0
Jan 9-13 0 0
Jan 16-24 +140 +0.93
Jan 25-Feb 1 +328 +2.18
Feb 1-8 0 0
Feb 8-15 +65 +0.43
Feb 15-22 +120 +0.80
Feb 22-Mar 1 -65 -0.43
Mar 1-8 -140 -0.94
Mar 8-15 +75  +0.50
Mar 15-22 +160  +1.06
Mar 22-29 +390  +2.60

The SMA Crossover Pullback System was off to a slow start for the first couple of weeks of the year, as ranging market conditions caused positions to get closed early on new crossovers (at breakeven, fortunately!) or trailing stops to get hit. Trends picked up towards the latter half of January where the strategy caught back-to-back weekly wins.

February and March were also marked by a lot of choppiness and consolidation yet the system still managed to snag a few pips early on. Consecutive down weeks were seen at the start of March as market sentiment seemed to flip on a dime on changing central bank biases and uncertainty associated with the Trump administration and Brexit. Thank goodness it was able to cap off the quarter with bigger wins!

With that, the mech system was able to chalk up a 1,073-pip win or a 7.15% gain on the account for Q1 2017. This is lower than the previous quarter’s 9.73% gain but still a pretty solid performance nonetheless!

I’ll keep trading this system for the coming months as it continues to rake in good gains with a solid risk management plan. Stay tuned to my usual weekly updates and don’t be shy to share any ideas on how to improve this strategy!