One big fakeout dragged the HLHB in the red last week.
Good thing there’s a promising open trade on USD/JPY!
Before I show you last week’s numbers, make sure to read all about my HLHB Trend Catcher System if this is your first time hearing about it!
Basically, I’m catching trends whenever the 5 EMA crosses above or below the 10 EMA.
As for stops, I’ll continue to use a 150-pip trailing stop and a profit target of 400 pips. This might change in the future, but I’ll stick to this one for now.
Oh, and as mentioned before, I’m switching back to applying the HLHB system to the 1-hour time frame. Using 4-hour in Q1 2017 and Q2 2017 wasn’t bad, but I think using this trend-catcher on the 1-hour could yield better results.
EUR/USD traded in a downtrend almost from the start of the week!
Unfortunately for the HLHB, a fakeout was validated right before the euro really got into the intraweek downswing.
I had to close the trade when price hit the adjusted stop loss of -148 pips. Boo!
Like EUR/USD, Cable also saw a big downtrend for most of the week.
Unlike in EUR/USD, though, the HLHB didn’t validate any fakeouts before the pair dropped. Instead, the two valid trades showed up near the end of the week.
The HLHB is now left with a trade that can lose a max of 47 pips after closing a 20-pip loss from the first valid trade this week.
USD/JPY didn’t yield any new trades this week but the dollar’s upswing to its 112.08 highs allowed the HLHB to lock in a 120-pip win from last week’s position.
Do you think USD/JPY will revisit the 112.00 area? Maybe even trade above the level?
My fingers are crossed for more volatility among the major dollar pairs!
Here’s a summary of the open and closed trades from the last couple of days’ worth of trading: