Bollinger Bands® was authored by John Bollinger in the 1980s. Bollinger Bands® can be used to measure the highness or lowness of the price relative to previous trades. The user may change the input (close), period lengths, shift and standard deviation factors. This indicator’s definition is further expressed in the code given in the calculation below.
How To Trade Using Bollinger Bands®
No trading signals are given for this indicator.
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//input = price, user defined, default is close
//Top Period = user defined, default is 20
//Bottom Period = user defined, default is 20
//Shift = user selection, default is 0
//Standard Deviation Top = factor, user defined, default is 2
//Standard Deviation Bottom = factor, user defined, default is 2
//LT = less than, MT = more than
//LOR= less or equal, MOR= more or equal
end = series.size()-1; if (topShift LT 0) end -= topShift; //Calculate future values //Calculate top and middle lines for(int i = topPeriod; i LOR= end; i++) stdDev = std(i, topPeriod, input); ma = sma(i, topPeriod, input); Plot2: plot(i+topShift, ma); Plot1: plot(i+topShift, ma + stdDev*topStd); endFor //Calculate bottom line end = latest; if (bottomShift LT 0) end -= bottomShift; //Calculate future values for(int i = bottomPeriod; i LOR= end; i++) stdDev = std(i, bottomPeriod, input); ma = sma(i, bottomPeriod, input); if (stdDev == null OR ma == null) continue; Plot3: plot(i+bottomShift, ma - stdDev*bottomStd); endFor