If you are a regular reader of my articles, then you know “I hate technical indicators”. They are a derivative of price action, nothing more than a mathematical complex paralysis. My clients frequently question me-“Hey do you use any indicator”? Most probably my reply will be no-because majority of you guys know, I am a pure Price action trader!
But certain time, I feel that there is some credit to the conventional methods and Indicators. I use some with clear statistical evidence. One of them is Bollinger band; hopefully this article will shed some light into a strategy that, I use during distressed periods and random markets
What is this strategy? Is it profitable?
First of all, Indicators based trading is not a holy grail. So I kindly advise using below mentioned strategy at your own application and terms.Most important thing is, I use this strategy only when the market is more random and choppy, these are the times when indicators from momentum, Trend following categories fails brashly.
This system is quite easy to follow and initiating trades solely based on this system is not recommended. I add some tit bits of price action along with this system, while trading in volatile random markets.
Markets= Commodities, Stocks, Futures, currencies anything!
Timeframe: Intraday, Daily and weekly chart timeframes
Tools: Bollinger bands and some clear eyes to watch price spikes!!
Strategy Name: Bollinger AB- spike
Entry and exit Rules:
Consider the Market Trend and plot the Bollinger band with default setting (20, 2)
Watch for strong spikes either on the top of the band or at the bottom depending on market direction
Enter the trades on the top or bottom of spike after close
Take profit at the counter band depending on the direction
Easy to follow
Very Powerful trading system
Comes along with proper Target levels
Profitable strategy when combined with strict risk management
Very rare setup
Commonly found on Volatile markets and absent in common times
These are the advantages and disadvantages of this system. I am using this since last couple of years well to be honest it has a good success ratio, but you have to wait till the setup becomes visible.
How to know more?
If you have any queries about this strategy please leave a comment below, I will be happy to help.