In this article we will explain a trading strategy that combines the use of Bollinger Bands and the 1-2-3 pattern, a very powerful chart pattern used by many traders in a variety of markets. It is a simple strategy as we shall see below, however, it requires mastery of a number of theoretical concepts that we will explain below.
The 1-2-3 maximum that originate in the upper bollinger band or moving average line (center line of the Bollinger Bands) and the 1-2-3 minimum which originate in the lower bollinger band or the moving average line, provide excellent signals that indicate possible changes of direction in the market. Because the 1-2-3 pattern occurs in virtually every market and any time frame, this strategy can be applied to trade in a variety of instruments and time frames, including short, medium and long term.
It works well in any time interval and market that is dynamic enough to swing from side to side while on trend, or to swing with enough volatility within a price range to generate good opportunities.