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Trends just couldn’t seem to gain much traction, so this mech system got caught up in early exit signals once again. Did it catch some pips at least?

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 had a short position left open from the earlier update, and it  seemed to gain some downside momentum but not enough to have the trailing stop activated.

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

The selloff bottomed out towards the end of this week, spurring another crossover and an early exit for a tiny win.

Cable had a short position opened from a couple of weeks back, and this one also had to be closed on a new crossover as price couldn’t sustain a move below the 1.3000 mark.

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

Fortunately for this pair, the new crossover also managed to score a few more pips. Phew!

Lastly, EUR/JPY’s short position also snagged an early exit on a new crossover but for a loss. A long position was soon opened after stochastic pulled out of the oversold region.

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

Here’s how it all turned out:

Trade Summary:

SMA Crossover Pullback Positions as of April 2, 2019
Pair Position Entry SL PT Status Pips %
GBP/USD Short 1.3105 1.3255 1.2805 Closed +45 +0.30
EUR/USD Short 1.1271 1.1421 1.0971 Closed +8 +0.05
EUR/JPY Short 124.44 125.94 121.44 Closed -70 -0.46
EUR/JPY Long 125.15 123.65 128.15 Open

As you can see, the small gains on GBP/USD and EUR/USD were all erased by the losing position on EUR/JPY. Bah!

The SMA Crossover Pullback System wound up with a 17-pip or 0.11% loss, chalking up its third consecutive week in the red. There’s one more position left open on EUR/JPY, so I’m still gonna keep my robot fingers crossed that it catches a decent win.

I’m gonna crunch the numbers for Q1, but in the meantime check out how this strategy fared for Q4 2018. How is it holding up to other mechanical systems in Forex Ninja’s weekly showcase?