Benefitting From Bollingers

Published on
August 16th, 2018
10 minutes

Benefitting From Bollingers

Technical Trader ·
Featuring Peter Brandt

Published on: August 16th, 2018 • Duration: 10 minutes

Technical trader Peter Brandt, founder of Factor Trading LLC, explains how he uses Bollinger Bands to his advantage. He reviews why they are useful and how they can help investors make better trading decisions. Filmed on July 24, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • TL
    Thomas L.
    15 September 2018 @ 07:25
    What's your thoughts on Keltner Channels?
  • WS
    William S.
    16 August 2018 @ 23:10
    Does anyone know what program he is using?
    • ZW
      ZH W.
      17 August 2018 @ 01:13
    • RH
      Richard H.
      23 August 2018 @ 04:38
      Yes, it's Trade Navigator. A very nice charting program. Best regards,
  • JW
    Joel W.
    21 August 2018 @ 23:22
    Am I reading the last chart correctly? It looks to me like Peter is forecasting a further decline of bond prices based on this methodology but he’s already at the bottom (which I can only know because I live in the future). Not that he has to be right all the time, but in this case it looks like he’s very wrong. Unless I missed something obvious. Which I do all the time.
  • EF
    Eric F.
    18 August 2018 @ 01:07
    Love listening to / watching Peter and interested in his service. Anyone able to comment on experience of this?
    • JL
      J L.
      18 August 2018 @ 17:41
      the service offers a weekend update on mkts about 15-20 pages plus some extra email alerts, easily pays fot itself and i would even recommend it to people who do not trade actively, just to understand how a technical analyst thinks
  • MT
    Mike T.
    18 August 2018 @ 08:28
    I would be most interested to learn what does Peter's P&L look like for historical/back-tested 'bearish signals' i.e. has this approach produced positive P&L for bearish signals?
  • CF
    Cause F.
    17 August 2018 @ 07:27
    Useful. Always great to hear from Mr Brandt
  • SK
    Stuart K.
    16 August 2018 @ 10:56
    If you were going to write this buy/sell indicator into an algorithm, how would you express this?
    • RK
      Robert K.
      16 August 2018 @ 21:01
      i think what makes it work for Peter is his massive experience and natural intelligence. You cannot put that in an algo mate ;) Technically what diverging bollinger bands indicate is rise in realized volatility (of 18 days closing prices in this particular case). Trivial to implement but your edge for such a trading rule will be very close to 0.5.
  • KT
    Kay T.
    16 August 2018 @ 19:48
    can i ask what is the period of the moving average that you're using and whats the rationale for that?
    • KT
      Kay T.
      16 August 2018 @ 19:49
      as in i see on the charts that its 18 but just wanted to confirm? thank you
  • SH
    Steve H.
    16 August 2018 @ 17:57
    Interesting piece.
  • KL
    Ken L.
    16 August 2018 @ 16:24
    @Peter Based on this indicator, did the gold daily chart just repeat what it did in June? I'm seeing the same setup based on the "long candle" formed on August 13.
  • RM
    R M.
    16 August 2018 @ 13:21
    Always glad to see Peter on RV!
  • OS
    Oliver S.
    16 August 2018 @ 12:00
    Another interesting insight.