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Bollinger Bands are a technical trading tool created by John Bollinger in the early 1980s. They arose from the need for adaptive trading bands and the observation that volatility was dynamic, not static as was widely believed at the time.

Bollinger Bands can be applied in all the financial markets including equities, forex, commodities, and futures. Bollinger Bands can be used in most time frames, from very short-term periods, to hourly, daily, weekly or monthly.

Bollinger Bands answer a question: Are prices high or low on a relative basis? By definition price is high at the upper band and price is low at the lower band. That bit of information is incredibly valuable. It is even more powerful if combined with other tools such as other indicators for confirmation. Learn  how to use this powerful tool in the Bollinger Band Knowledge section.

John Bollinger, CFA, CMT

Creator of Bollinger Bands



We have had a short-term correction in the US stock market brought on mostly by trade-war fears. Internally the market has stayed strong as can be seen via a classic buy signal, the theoretical Dow tagging its lower 4% band with Intraday Intensity positive. At the same time we have had a substantial rotational correction with many stocks, groups and sectors moving in and out of favor. For example, a favorite like Tesla is down 46% ...


Bollinger On Bollinger Bands

John Bollinger developed Bollinger Bands in the early 1980s and since their introduction 30 years ago they have become one of the most widely used technical indicators worldwide. 

Bollinger on Bollinger Bands: The 30th Anniversary Seminar DVD Set

For the 30th anniversary of Bollinger Bands, John Bollinger held a special two-day seminar teaching how to use his Bollinger Bands and which indicators to use for confirmation.

A Practical Introduction to Bollinger Bands DVD

Learn how to use Bollinger Bands from the man who developed them.  John Bollinger teaches you the basics of Bollinger Bands so you can use the effectively.

Trading with Bollinger Bands Seminar DVD Set

This two-DVD set was taped at a two-day seminar in Los Angeles. The theme for the seminar was Bollinger Bands: The Past, The Present and The Future.


The Market Timing Report is a collection of charts John Bollinger uses to forecast stock market movements. It is updated weekly and is available to all visitors. Commentary for the charts is provided with a Bollinger Bands Letter subscription. Guidelines for the Market Timing Report can be read here.

MarketTiming Chart
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