Talking Volatility With John Bollinger by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
John Bollinger is best known for creating Bollinger Bands. Traders and investors worldwide use these bands to help assess expected price action in the financial markets, and the bands are a feature found in most financial charting software and charting websites. His book Bollinger On Bollinger Bands has been translated into 12 languages. Bollinger is the recipient of several major achievement awards—among them, the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco Lifetime Award For Outstanding Achievement In Technical Analysis; the 2005 CMT Association Annual Award For Outstanding Contribution To The Field Of Technical Analysis; and the IFTA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. His website, www.BollingerBands.com, provides educational materials, access to the Bollinger Bands Letter, and information about Bollinger Band Tool Kits on various platforms. The site www.BollingerBands.us provides charts, trading systems, and trading signals for investors.
STOCKS & COMMODITIES Editor Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan spoke with John Bollinger on April 16, 2019 about his renowned bands and his insights into market volatility based on years of experience and analysis.
It’s been a while since we spoke. What have you been up to in the last few years?
The most significant thing I have been focusing on over the past years is continuing to study volatility. I think that despite volatility having been studied virtually endlessly by academics and practitioners, it is still poorly understood. All you have to do is look at a volatility event such as the one we got last December and then read the articles in the financial press about it ...