Today we will discuss another Bollinger Bands Trading Strategy using Bank of India Trade which was demonstrated live earlier.
Hopefully, you have interpreted the Bollinger Ride Strategy and its failed case which we call 3BB but what happens if 3BB fails too. It does happen many time right? Let us see some examples –
This is BankNifty case.
This is Bank India case which we were talking about.
This is Hindustan Unilever Futures which was shorted today.
This is the case of Bharat Forge May Futures. These are all examples of where 3BB went invalid and we got the double loss. So how to trade this?
So from historical backtested results as well as based on volume profile and Fibonacci there exists a trade here. BRS has more POP than 3BB. 3BB failed strategy has more POP than 3BB.
If we see with volume profile, we see people has heavily traded in that area on the tussle of last 3 candles which was struggling towards opposite directions.
So whenever the 3BB fail happens it creates a breakout spike. In the case of Bank of India, the breakout was towards downside because those who had long the stock in the early regions closes their position out of fear. But let’s not go there in details.
The trade here in case of Bank of India is that you can long it from the lower level and if you draw a line from the 3BB formation; the scrip is bound to touch there from the downside.
So for the Bank India case, we get a failed 3BB breakout at point A. Now tricky point is to find the B point. There are many theories you can use to find the point B. Many people like the approach of Fibonacci; many people like the approach of Volume Profile.
I like to explain using Volume Profile analysis. It didn’t manage to break that Volume Profile barrier here which is confirmed by the huge green candle of point B. So we entered long in the next candle of this. (i.e. after confirmation that it is unable to break Volume Profile barrier)
Also, failed cases of 3BB make high value of STOCH showing an eminent overvaluation. In this case of Bank India, it is oversold.
So what happens when it doesn’t manage to break the volume profile barrier? It reverses and tries to break the other volume profile barrier on the other side. Correct?
By Volume Profile barrier, I meant the large spike of volume profile which you can see here. It means people have entered in that position and hence it will create as temporary support or resistance.
Volume Profile Barrier
As the reversal happens, where is the next volume profile barrier? The line where failed 3BB happened. It creates a huge barrier! Now two cases can happen –
- Either it will break that barrier.
- Or, it won’t! And it will reverse from there.
But we don’t bother in those cases. We just are happy on the fact that it will reach that line and we exit it safely.
So in short, I am taking this Bank India trade to explain –
- We entered a sell position using BRS on the preceding candle of Candle A.
- We entered a buy position using 3BB on the next candle of Candle A.
- As it is 3BB, our position is closed as the “low” 2nd next candle to Candle A is lower than “low” of next candle of Candle A where we have entered using 3BB. (Note: 3BB uses price action to exit)
- We enter a buy position on the next candle of Candle B and exit on the high of Candle A.
Bollinger Bands Trading Strategy – F-3BB
Let’s name this strategy as F-3BB. Let’s introduce weights now.
POP of F-3BB > POP of 3BB > POP of BRS. So suppose we had entered with 1 lot in BRS. If our BRS hit the case of 3BB why not do that with 2 lots and if our 3BB gets hit with stop loss why not do with 3 lots.
It’s a distinct use of martingale. Martingale does this by “doubling exposure” on losing trades. The important thing to know about Martingale is that it doesn’t increase your odds of winning. Your long-term expected return is still the same. It’s governed by your success in picking winning trades and the right market. You can’t escape from that.
What the strategy does do is delay losses. Under the right conditions, losses can be delayed by so much that it seems a sure thing. We shall discuss on this later on.
So, in here we are increasing the position as our probability of profit in increasing which makes it a gem because we also do have a strict stop loss system here. (In this case the low of candle B)
So we have entered long in Bank India Futures with 3 lots and now we need to concentrate on our exit strategy for maximal profit (i.e. other than just stopping on that line of failed 3BB)
This weightage is not a necessity. It is an arbitrary greedy idea to maximize profit. Conservative investors can always opt out.
From the above image, you can see where I have plotted the appropriate take profit lines –
- The first exit is as per the rule of F-3BB.
- The second exit is median Bollinger.
- The third exit is the upper band.
1st entry’s SL is at entry candle’s low. ( but choose SL at candle’s high in reverse case) 2nd entry’s SL is at first exit. 3rd entry’s SL is at third exit. This is the simple trailing loss setup for the martingale case of F-3BB.