John Bollinger (USA)
Best known to the public as the creator of Bollinger Bands, which investors and traders worldwide have come to view as a most reliable tool for assessing expected price action
John Bollinger, CFA, CMT is the president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, an investment management company that provides technically-driven money management services. Bollinger Capital Management also develops and provides proprietary research for institutions and individuals.
He is perhaps best known to the public as the creator of Bollinger Bands, which he developed in the mid ‘80s. Since their inception investors and traders worldwide have come to view Bollinger Bands as a most reliable tool for assessing expected price action and the bands are featured on most financial charting software and websites.
Mr. Bollinger is also well known for his many years of market analysis and commentary on television -- first on Financial News Network, where he was the Chief Market Analyst -- and subsequently on FNN’s successor, CNBC.
John Bollinger, a long-term proponent of Rational Analysis, the combination of technical and fundamental analysis, was the first analyst to earn both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations.
He is a frequent lecturer on technical and quantitative analysis in the US and abroad. His book, “Bollinger on Bollinger Bands” has been translated into twelve languages.
John Bollinger’s Capital Growth Letter has been published since 1987. It provides market commentary, charts and investment advice for the average investor employing a technically-driven asset allocation approach.
Mr. Bollinger has developed several investor websites: www.BollingerBands.com, www.BollingerOnBollingerBands.com, www.PatternPower.com and a forex website, www.BBForex.com.
John Bollinger graduated from the School of Visual Arts majoring in cinematography and started studying the market shortly thereafter. After purchasing his first microcomputer in 1977, Mr. Bollinger became involved in the seminal stages of computer driven market analysis. Today he continues to write some of his own software, see www.BBScript.net, and also makes use of a number of commercial analysis packages.
He is a former board member of the Market Technicians Association Education Foundation, Market Technicians Association and the International Federation of Technical Analysts. Mr. Bollinger is also a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society Los Angeles, the Technical Securities Analysts Association and was the founding president of Market Analysts of Southern California.
Mr. Bollinger is the recipient of the Technical Securities Analysts Association of San Francisco Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Analysis and the 2005 Market Technicians Association Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Technical Analysis.