The presented indicator is prepared on the basis of well known indicator Bollinger Bands. In short, Bollinger Bands consists of two lines that are situated above and below of moving average plotted of a certain number of standard deviations away from it. In case of high volatility lines become wider, during less volatile periods they become narrower. So, these bands show borders of possible price movement.
Observation of the Bollingers behavior has revealed another interesting pattern. The widening of the channel indicates the formation of bullish or bearish type of the price movement. In my opinion it is not possible to find the starting point of such movement, because as a rule it becomes clear at the end. However, this moment may be adopted to find the point of extinction of the impulse. Figure 1 shows that the narrowing of the Bollinger Bands channel is correlated with the moment of the break in struggle between bears and bulls.
For traders convenience, it is prepared indicator, which calculates difference between upper and lower lines of Bollinger Bands, which is plotted in a separate window as a histogram. Because of the lack the description in the literature the indicator with a similar algorithm, for the purpose of this publication I decided to call it BoDi (Bollinger’s Difference) (Fig. 1).
Fig. 1. Indicator Bollinger Bands (on the chart) and BoDi (under chart)
Indicator is calculated on the following formulas:
1. Bollinger Bands:
D – number of standard deviations,
y – price for i bar,
n – number of periods used for calculations,
UpperBB and LoweBB – upper and lower lines of Bollinger Bands.
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BoDi Bollinger Digital is a Metatrader 4 (MT4) indicator and the essence of the forex indicator is to transform the accumulated history data.
BoDi Bollinger Digital provides for an opportunity to detect various peculiarities and patterns in price dynamics which are invisible to the naked eye.
Based on this information, traders can assume further price movement and adjust their strategy accordingly.
How to install BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4?
- Download BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4
- Copy BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4 to your Metatrader Directory / experts / indicators /
- Start or restart your Metatrader Client
- Select Chart and Timeframe where you want to test your indicator
- Search “Custom Indicators” in your Navigator mostly left in your Metatrader Client
- Right click on BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4
- Attach to a chart
- Modify settings or press ok
- Indicator BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4 is available on your Chart
How to remove BoDi Bollinger Digital.mq4 from your Metatrader Chart?
- Select the Chart where is the Indicator running in your Metatrader Client
- Right click into the Chart
- “Indicators list”
- Select the Indicator and delete
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