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This mech system caught fresh positions all right, but it seems to have been caught up in large pullbacks instead of reversals. Just how bad was the damage?

If this is the first time you’re reading about the SMA Crossover Pullback system, make sure you look at the trading rules and risk management adjustments first.

EUR/USD snagged a new crossover, followed by a stochastic pullback to go long. However, bears quickly returned to spur a selloff all the way down to the full stop loss before another crossover happened.

EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
EUR/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

Cable had a bullish crossover in the earlier update but it took a while before a stochastic pullback signal was generated. This seemed to be too little too late, though, as bearish momentum set in and eventually hit the stop on the gap down.

GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart
GBP/USD 1-hour Forex Chart

EUR/JPY followed through on its crossover from the other week to generate a long pullback signal. But just like the other two pairs, this also happened right before bears regained the upper hand, taking price down to the stop as well.

EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart
EUR/JPY 1-hour Forex Chart

Here are the latest positions:

Trade Summary:

SMA Crossover Pullback Positions as of November 13, 2018
Pair Position Entry SL PT Status Pips %
EUR/USD Long 1.1435 1.1285 1.1735 Closed -150 -1.00
GBP/USD Long 1.3125 1.2975 1.3425 Closed -150 -1.00
EUR/JPY Long 129.62 128.12 132.62 Closed -150 -1.00

Bahh, three big losses! The SMA Crossover Pullback System had one of its roughest weeks as it ended up with a 450-pip or 3% loss on the account.

I’m seeing potential bearish crossovers once more, and it looks like the longer-term downtrend is due to resume. Hopefully the next batch of trades make up for this loss!

In the meantime, check out how this mechanical system fared for Q3 2018 and how other strategies are faring in Forex Ninja’s Systems Showdown.