Bollinger Bands® ATR

From his Standard Error Bands, the Bollinger Bands® ATR, was authored by Jon Anderson in Stocks and Commodities Mag. 09/1996. This indicator uses the quotient of the Average True Range, and Bollinger Bands® difference, to plot its path. The user may change the input (close), period lengths and Standard Deviation factor. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the condensed code given in the calculation below.

StandError Average True Range

How To Trade Using Bollinger Bands® ATR

Bollinger Bands® ATR may to be used in conjunction with other indicators. No trading signals are given.

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//input = price user defined, default is close
//atrPeriod = user defined, default is 22
//bPeriod = user defined, default is 55
//noStd = number of standard deviations = user defined, default is 2
//atr = average true range, bb = bollinger bands
//top= bb[0], bottom=bb[1]
//index = current bar number

atr = atr(index, artPeriod);
bb[] = bollingerBands(index, bPeriod, noStd, noStd, input);
bbDiff = bb[0] - bb[1];
Plot: artDev = atr / bbDiff;