Bollinger on Bollinger Bands / Edition 1

Bollinger on Bollinger Bands / Edition 1

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by John Bollinger

"All in all, Bollinger on Bollinger Bands is a gem. ...within 10 minutes of opening it, it went on my list of the five best technical analysis books ever." - Active Trader

The First Comprehensive Traders' Guide to Using Bollinger Bands­­from the Man Who Created Them

Includes handy Bollinger Bands reference card

Over the past two decades,

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"All in all, Bollinger on Bollinger Bands is a gem. ...within 10 minutes of opening it, it went on my list of the five best technical analysis books ever." - Active Trader

The First Comprehensive Traders' Guide to Using Bollinger Bands­­from the Man Who Created Them

Includes handy Bollinger Bands reference card

Over the past two decades, thousands of veteran traders have come to view Bollinger Bands as the most representative­­and reliable­­tool for assessing expected price action. Now, in the long-anticipated Bollinger on Bollinger Bands, John Bollinger himself explains how to use this extraordinary technique to effectively compare price and indicator movements.

Traders can look to this techniques-oriented book for hundreds of valuable insights, including:

  • Analysis of the primary indicators derived from Bollinger Bands­­%b and BandWidth
  • How traders can use Bollinger Bands to work with­­instead of against­­commonly encountered trading patterns
  • Strategic use of Bollinger Bands in short-, mid-, and long-term trading programs
  • Three trading systems based on Bollinger Bands

The essence of successful investing is to determine when a stock's price is too high or too low and then act accordingly. While John Bollinger would be the first to argue that no techniques exist for definitively determining these levels, Bollinger on Bollinger Bands presents an insider's examination of the one tool that­­if its widespread popularity is an accurate judge of its effectiveness­­comes closer than anything else. Concise yet comprehensive, it is one of today's truly indispensable investment guidebooks.

"The purpose of this book is to help you avoid many of the common traps investors get caught in, including the buy_low, sell-high trap, where the investor buys only to watch the stock continue downward or sells only to watch the stock continue upward. Here, the traditional, emotional approach to the markets is replaced with a relative framework within which prices can be evaluated in a rigorous manner leading to a series of rational investment decisions without reference to absolute truths. "
­­From the Introduction

In the 1970s, market newcomer John Bollinger couldn't find a system of investment analysis to fit his belief that all market events exist only in relation to one another and that there are no absolutes. So he created his own.

That approach­­Rational Analysis­­led to the establishment of Bollinger Bands and ensured Bollinger's spot in investment analysis history. Now, in Bollinger on Bollinger Bands, John Bollinger explains the market conditions that led to his initial discovery, and gives readers the inside story of the development and refinement of Bollinger Bands. He then goes on to present a relative decision framework built around Rational Analysis and Bollinger Bands­­an extraordinarily powerful combination of technical and fundamental analysis that answers the question of whether prices are too high or too low for virtually any security or market environment.

By understanding how to incorporate Bollinger's techniques into their own investment strategy, investors will greatly increase their ability to ignore often-costly emotions and arrive at rational decisions supported by both the facts and the underlying market environment. Bollinger on Bollinger Bands provides:

  • The first authoritative examination of this revolutionary technical analysis tool
  • Three simple systems for implementing Bollinger Bands
  • Innovative methods for clarifying patterns­­and analyzing time frames and moving averages

The key to effective investment analysis is to­­as much as possible­­eliminate emotion and approach each trade on its technical and fundamental merits alone. Since their introduction, few analytical techniques have helped investors do this better or more consistently than Bollinger Bands. Bollinger on Bollinger Bands provides tips, guidelines, and rules for incorporating the bands into virtually any investment strategy. It is a watershed book, written by the only man truly qualified to claim a comprehensive knowledge of the topic­­John Bollinger himself.

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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

John Bollinger is president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, an investment management company that provides technically driven money management services to individuals, corporations, trusts, and retirement plans. Bollinger publishes Capital Growth Letter and provides weekly commentary and analysis on CNBC, and was for years the chief market analyst on Financial News Network. He is both a frequent contributor as well as a featured expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Barron's, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Pt. IIn the Beginning1
2The Raw Materials9
3Time Frames19
4Continuous Advice26
5Be Your Own Master30
Pt. IIThe Basics33
8Bollinger Band Indicators60
Pt. IIIBollinger Bands on their Own
10Pattern Recognition77
11Five-Point Patterns84
12W-Type Bottoms96
13M-Type Tops105
14Walking the Bands112
15The Squeeze119
16Method I: Volatility Breakout125
Pt. IVBollinger Bands with Indicators133
17Bollinger Bands and Indicators135
18Volume Indicators146
19Method II: Trend Following155
20Method III: Reversals160
Pt. VAdvanced Topics167
21Normalizing Indicators169
22Day Trading176
Pt. VISumming Up181
15 Basic Rules183
Wrapping It Up185

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