11 Dec An American Bollinger Band™ Breakout Strategy
An American Bollinger Band™ Breakout Strategy
Dec. 11, 2023
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Last week we looked at some “Australian” Bollinger Band™ breakout strategies.
And by Australian, I mean strategies I presented in Australia.
But we don’t have to go all the way Down Under to trade a Band methodology.
We have them in America, too.
And here’s one for Futures.
Much has been said about how U.S. indexes are reverting-to-the-mean in nature. And that’s true in some cases.
But U.S. indexes are also good for breakout strategies. To prove it, we’ll use one of our favorite indicators to trigger our breakouts.
Here are the details:
Mini Dow Jones (@YM.D) 30-Minute Bollinger Band™ Breakouts
- Long Only Entry: When price closes above the Upper Band (length 20, st dev 2.2/-2.2)
- Target: $900 per contract
- Stop: $800 per contract
Does it seem too simple to work?
Here are some recent trades in late 2023:
The Dow has been going crazy lately. Here’s the Report trading 1 contract each time:
And here’s the Curve:
It seems like this strategy is too simple to work and it’s the wrong sort of strategy on an index.
But the numbers are excellent nonetheless.
Apparently the E Mini Dow is disobedient.
Is this just an anomaly?
We’ll take a look at another index in our next Newsletter.
Talk to you soon.
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