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John Bollinger Biography
John A. Bollinger (born 1950) is an American author, financial analyst, contributor to the field of technical analysis and the developer of Bollinger Bands.
His book Bollinger on Bollinger Bands (2001), has been translated into eleven languages.
Since 1987, he has published the Capital Growth Letter, a newsletter which provides technical analysis of the financial markets.
John Bollinger Career
After becoming an independent trader in 1980 he joined the Financial News Network where he was the Chief Market Analyst for seven years, 1984–1990, a role in which he was responsible for the technical analysis content presented on air.
After FNN’s acquisition by NBC, Bollinger helped with the transition to CNBC and continued to provide commentary on a regular basis. He founded an investment firm, Bollinger Capital Management.
Bollinger is both a CFA Chartered Financial Analyst and CMT Chartered Market Technician and was the first financial analyst to earn both designations.
He is also the founding president of Market Analysts of Southern California. Bollinger continues to act as chief executive and leader of Bollinger Capital Management.
Bollinger served on the board of the Market Technicians Association (MTA) for ten years (1988-1997), on the board of International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA) for five years (1998-2003) and on the board of the Market Technicians Association Education Foundation (MTAEF) from 2008 through 2012.
Bollinger Bands are intervals drawn on a price chart that define high and low on a relative basis.
Bollinger started developing Bollinger Bands in the early 1980s. He was trading options at the time and much of his analytics involved volatility.
At the time fixed width trading bands were in use. Mr. Bollinger’s contribution was to use volatility standard deviation to make trading bands adaptive.
When Bollinger first introduced the concept to the public on Financial News Network, they had no name.
During the program, the interviewer pointed to the bands and inquired as to what they were; Bollinger replied “Let’s call them Bollinger Bands.”
John Bollinger is an American author, financial analyst, contributor to the field of technical analysis and the developer of Bollinger Bands. He has an estimated net worth of $10 millions.