FFx Bollinger Bands
How do the bands relieve it? The earliest example of trading bands that I have been able to uncover comes from Wilfrid Ledoux in You guessed right, sell! There is the obvious climactic volume which jumps off the chart, but there was a slight pickup in late January, which was another indicator that the smart money was starting to cash in profits before the start of spring break. Yes, it is a negative point for a long trade setup:
The Bollinger Bounce
It provides relative boundaries of highs and lows. The crux of the bollinger band indicator is based on a moving average that defines the intermediate term trend of the stock based on the trading timeframe you are viewing it on.
This trend indicator is known as the middle band. Most stock charting applications default the middle band to a 20 period moving average.
The upper and lower bands are then a measure of volatility to the upside and downside. They are calculated as two standard deviations from the middle band.
The strategy uses four BBands Stop indicators and some pretty well known custom indicator. In this strategy it BBands Stop indicators will be used primarily as a trend identifier. And MACD is one of the most reliable indicators. Although we do not believe in using any indicators in our own trading and we always use the candlesticks charting and Bollinger Bands Stop to find the trade setups , still we believe that MACD is a strong indicator specially for novice traders who are used to get in and out of the market too early.
MACD is a lagging indicator and its delay makes you be patient , not to rush to enter the market or get out of it too early. Forex H1 Williams Percent Range Trading Strategy — In technical analysis, this is a momentum trading system measuring overbought and oversold levels, similar to a stochastic oscillator. The Williams Percent Range indicator is composed of a single fluctuating curve.
Forex traders favor the Williams Percent Range indicator because of its ability to foretell reversals one to two periods ahead of time.
As with any oscillator, one should wait until actual pricing behavior confirms the reversal. Volatility is based on the standard deviation, which changes as volatility increases and decreases.
This dynamic nature of Bollinger Bands also means they can be used on different securities with the standard settings. Signals derived from narrowing BandWidth are discussed in the chart school article on BandWidth. Fractal is a trading indicator which forms tops and bottoms of the market movement.
These tops and bottoms act as support and resistance. This strategy is made with the breakout of this fractal in the trend direction. MACD is used in this strategy for identifying the trend and so success rate of this strategy is very fine.
The center line is an exponential moving average; the price channels are the standard deviations of the stock being studied. The bands will expand and contract as the price action of an issue becomes volatile expansion or becomes bound into a tight trading pattern contraction.
A stock or currency may trade for long periods in a trend, albeit with some volatility from time to time. To better see the trend , traders use the moving average to filter the price action. How to Predict Movement in the Forex Market with Nostradamus forex system is a trading system complex based on more indicators, there is also Nostradamus indicator based on Neural Networws. Thanks again for a very decent upload! Can I please request that if there is a corresponding details page for any of the strategies in this list, you add links to that page so I can read about the strategy in more detail?
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There are false range breakouts and also false reversal signals. Those who like to trade the reversal signals, will be encountered with more false signals because a trend can be continued for a long time, and it is not easy to say when it will reverse. If you like to avoid being trapped by false reversal signals just ignore the very first two reversal signals when there is a strong trend ongoing.
For example, some traders take a short position when they see the below signal, but as you see this is not a strong signal compared to the signals I showed you above:.
The uptrend is really strong, and this signal is the very first reversal signal on such a strong uptrend. What do I mean by strong uptrend? Look at the uptrend slope. It is a sharp slope that is going up strongly. There is no sign of exhaustion in it yet. Look at the Bollinger Middle Band Slope the first red arrow.
So the trend is still strong and has not formed any sign of exhaustion when this relatively true signal was formed. You could take a short position, but you really had to get out when the continuation signal formed around Bollinger Middle Band. Now look at the below chart and follow the numbers. Find out why some signals are false, some are true and some are continuation. As you see Bollinger Middle Band works very well with the continuation signals when there is an ongoing strong trend.
In an uptrend, continuation signals are formed when the candlesticks go down, retest Bollinger Middle Band, and then go up again. Taking the continuation signals are much safer than the reversals, unless you make sure that the trend is really close to reverse and is already exhausted.
This was just an introduction how to use Bollinger Bands in taking the reversal and continuation trade setups on the trending and sideways markets. You need to practice more to become expert in locating the true signals. Learn more about Bollinger Bands:. I have studied this most effective indicator explanation and got photo copy for ready reference. Indicator has been explained in very clear manner.
I will use this strategy in my trade. Thanks a much for such demonstration. Great man…I have never seen such a great explanation even upon paying tuition fees. U r really Excellent. I am looking forward article from you regarding candlestick reversal signals and false signals….
I am learning from your article and that would be really helpful for all of us basically for me. So, thanks again and please try to help us to get more skilled with the other ways to do better in trading. From the start i was stick with the BB indicator but not use it with details. This could help me better in BB. The break away gap in the last graph at 7 which was tagged relatively true reversal signal is also a confirmation of change in polarity.
This occurred just after the bearish engulfing pattern at 7. My question is does break away gap join in fundamental analysis of a trend in such suitation? Thank you so much. The fact that you explain everything so clearly is amazing. The fact that you also involve real life examples of stocks and having us do questions helped the info sink in even more!
The above article is clear to understand. Mainly, because they are in the Middle Band region and since it is in Middle Band, it could be retesting the Middle Band or breaking away from the Middle Band, how can a novice trader consider continuation and confirmation as a trade setup? I know we can consider the close price to determine the direction. But, going back on some charts and seeing such signals — it proves to be quite a tricky setup with chance. We have talked about the candlesticks that need confirmation in different articles:.
Also this article talks about the continuation trade setups in more details: Hey Chris my confidence in trading confidently increases by every article of yours I read even without paying a dime More grease to your elbow and more assets in your arsenal,you did quite well and God will bless all your pips Thanks.
I am new trader and start trading right now. Explain in a very simple and more efective ways. Chris Pottorff for a such a nice article which specially very helpful for New trader….
Which one should I choose to have exactly the Bollinger Bands you are using to trade? What time frame is suitable? Here is the answer about time frame: Are you new to Rezze? Then please read this article first: You know I have got it, when I ask less questions. But at the moment, like a sponge I am absorbing your materials. And they are all good and consistent. Referring to point 2 above on reversals. Does it matter to the strength of the setup if in the piercing line above, the upper shadow is also very long.
What if both candles with beautiful size and long shadows were out of the BB range, and none made back or crossing into the BB range?
What do you make out of the strength of such a setup? Do you wait for another confirmation? Yes, it is a negative point for a long trade setup: What if the candlestick preceeding 1 was also outside the BB range? Say it went bearish body and shadows under the lower BB, and candlestick 1went up bullish strongly but still outside the lower BB? Would it have been a good setup? Is this a strong trade setup?
What would you score it? Yes, it a score trade setup that we took it and we use it to compare the other short trade setups with: I suggest you to read all the articles listed on the below post carefully and patiently. What I understand from the number of questions you ask while you have not read the articles carefully, is that you are excited and in a hurry.
This is not good for a trader: Thank you for your wisdom. I really appreciate your helpful attitude and being extremely patient with me. You are right that I am excited and in a hurry to understand it. I too have lost a lot of money, and we are not talking about just tens of thousands. In fact, I had decided to not trade again but to just invest using value investing.
But I still got burnt on good companies because of there are just too many variables, e. Hence, I find currencies are much purer. And the market size is so large that it is not easily manipulated. Having said that, I have actually read so many of your articles. Including the one you mentioned above. But because I read so much, whilst I may remember the pattern, I may not remember the currency pair and the dates.
Chris, your article https: I am actually talking about a bullish entry on Are you talking about the same thing? You did go long on This is question was to illustrate whether a breakout where the candles are still outside the range and not making it back into the BB range can still be considered as a strong trade? Now, you are right about not too hurry it up, and read up the articles patiently. A very important advise.
I promise to remind myself on that. I am trying to do backtesting now, and see what the outcome is. We also talked about that too strong weekend gap that GBP cross currency pairs opened with: It was a strong setup on the weekly, but on the daily it formed on a too bearish market when the So we avoided it on the daily.
Dear Chris When we look for nearest resistant or support lines some of them turns from downside to upside the other opposite. So if we think about going long or short which one we should consider?
Both or opposite turning point? I hope explanation of my question is clear enough. English not my first language Thank you Dogan. When there is a downtrend or range, a descending resistance is a better choice to go long. And visa versa for going short. Thank you for time to answer me. I hope this is not a silly question. When I want to go long as using line chart over the price level there are some turning points.
I know old support and resistance turning to to each other. Do I need to consider all this turning points as resistance or just only clockwise? Your candlestick explaination is simply superb, i have learned and practised in demo account and was successful. How can I change that and see exactely what I see in your charts? Hello Chris, thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.
Just a quick question about engulfing strategy, does it also work on weekly and monthly timeframes? With my shortage of experience I think I will probably take 4 false signal because of many positive points. Too strong engulfing candle which is break BUB and engulf too many candles. Abandoned baby candle above BUB before engulfing candle 3. There are signs of exhaustion and bears pressure.
Consolidation for almost three weeks after 3 false signal, which I will consider like hesitation. Based on that market condition I will probably take this trade signal with riskier SL which is good and after being stopped out, continuation candle while gave me new signal to enter on trade.
It is formed by a too long candlestick with a considerable lower shadow. Indeed, it is not a false signal. It is a bad signal. Thank you so much Chris you are indeed a angel. I do have a question though. Please how can one use this strategies to trade shorter time frames like 5, 10, 15, 30 minutes also can this be applied to binary options?
You can use the same way on any time frame or price chart. Just keep in mind that shorter time frames are riskier to trade. Do you mean that, if the closing price of a candle is above an upper band, there is no band breakout? But the closing price of the third candle of the first example, it closed above the upper band, so how can it be a BB breakout?
Or were you doing simple technical analysis? Thank you very much. Oh sorry, english is not my first language. But, about the middle band, you said we can use it to trade continuation signals, but you also said that is risky or riskier than your normal trading. So, how can I trade continuation signals, if there are no strong reversal signals? Thanks a lot for your time and help. You trade the strong candlestick patterns that for as continuation setups.
The power of the candlestick pattern which is agreeable to the trend is important. What about the double bollinger bands? Everything about that system is explained here: Yeah, I read it all, and I think is the easier continuation signal? What do you think?
Is the BB1 breakout, even realible for your sistem? My question is if a candle shadow break above the upper Bollinger, bullish or bearish candlestick, with out creating any pattern, how it can be explained.
It is just a strong price movement and deviation from the middle band. It means the related party is controlling the market strongly.
When the shadow is too long, it means the opposite party is trying to take the control, but have not been successful yet. Thanks Chris you always put the psychology of trading and traders in your articles which make them unique. For the first time in my life I can get a little feeling that I really understand how market works. I just need to read your articles more carefully and do some highlights.
Your explanation of Bollinger bands in this article was awesome. It means a big Bullish pressure is imposed to the market suddenly. What is happening Chris when the shadow occur above the candle? And the explanation is the same if the candle is Bearish? Basically do we have to follow the candles when breaking out the bollinger bands or the shadows are most important. Hi Chris Once again i am surprised by your perfectly written Article.
So many important sentences in this Article. Again your way of explaining the psychology of the market is so catching for me. Please start from here: The stock ex tcs has reached the upper band ,still it is bullish one or some reason like some profit booking in tcs can reduce the stock little lower or the index like Nifty is consolidating so tcs can lower so that days the False signal is formed. If Nift is up or tcs has some gud news it will bounce back.
If you short that time that will hit your stoploss. Then only we can short. Hello Dear Chris I am Learning too much From Your articles but i am new learner so i am in little confusion after reading the analysis of strong piercing line pattern article that you said in above paragraph 2. Reversal trends 1st Paragraph how candle stick 1 and 2 make piercing line Pattern I mean in that pattern 1st candle is bearish and 2nd is bullish and close little below the 1st candle other wise it would be Bullish Engulfing…..
Can you suggest me how the Bolinger band average period and candle stick time 5 min,10 min,30 min ,1 hour chart for intraday trading. Now I use the Bolinger period average period as 12 days and 5 minutes candle chart for intraday trading in index.
But some says the upper band is overbought area and lower band is oversold area. I though have one question; Is this Training based on long term period traders, 1 hour, 4 hour,1 day?
It is hard to check one chart by one chart especially during working hours. Appreciate if you could consider, thanks, Chin. About the bollinger bands, I have one question. For example, we know that if the bands are too close, it means that the interest on buying and selling is low. But, what does it mean, when one band is downward, while the other is upward? Market indecision and high volatily? If a chart is volatile and is trending down strongly, but the lower band points up, it is because, after an high volatily, the market is oversold, and will likely bounce up from close support level?
How do the bands relieve it? This occurs usually when the price starts taking a direction suddenly after a while of moving sideways. After few candlesticks, both bands will follow the price direction.
It was among one of the old articles of this site. I am now reviewing and editing them. I have added some more tips and delete the obsolete parts. I hope you are fine. Doji article is closed for comment,so I will ask you here. As usual, thank you for an excellent article. You also said that 8 was confirmation for the 7 formation.
What about the two candlesticks immediately following 7? One is a very small bodied bull candlestick followed by a large strong bodied bear candlestick that even breaks the Bollinger middle band.