real tick settings for Bbands

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by marketsurfer, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. greetings,

    i recently started using real tick, and am having difficulty setting the bollinger band parameters. the basic formula for the bands is a 20 sma with the upper band being +2 * 20 period standard deviation and the lower band being - 2*20 period standard deviation. this is a simple technical tool, yet the folks at real tick have been unable to help me in this regard.

    any ideas ?

    thanks !

  2. newtoet


    Maybe I misunderstand, but all you have to do is pick upper and lower envelope, click parameters, pick the button for bollinger bands (default should already be 2), click ma parameters, enter 20 (simple and close should be the default).

  3. i wish ! when i do this, the bands are totally convoluted and do not maintain the deviations.

  4. newtoet


    I don't understand - mine are fine and match what I have on another program.


  5. that is wild. mine are totally out of wack, with the lower band crossing the 20 sma, etc. not sure what to do.