Bollinger Bands (R) are one of the most widely used indicators in the financial markets by traders and automatic trading systems. These mathematically backed lines do not necessarily need to be fully understood to trade them, but it is important to know how they are created and how they can be used. We will recap what Bollinger Bands are from our last blog post and show what TrendSpider features will help you trade this indicator strategy most efficiently.
When it comes to technical trading, few people have an impact big enough for their name to become part of the lexicon of the industry, but John Bollinger is one such person. A long-time market technician, John Bollinger started looking at new ways of determining trading bands, that is areas of support and resistance, through adaptation of moving averages in the early 1980s. Information was hard to find in those pre-internet days, but using a basic microcomputer, John began developing his own approach.