How to compute the Bollinger Bands using Python• 1 min
Bollinger Bands are a technical analysis tool that uses moving averages and standard deviations to determine overbought and oversold conditions. Here's how to calculate Bollinger Bands in Python:
- Calculate the moving average: use the
rollingmethod to calculate the moving average of the close prices.
- Calculate the standard deviation: use the
stdmethod to calculate the standard deviation of the close prices.
- Calculate the upper band: add the moving average plus two times the standard deviation.
- Calculate the lower band: subtract two times the standard deviation from the moving average.
Here's a sample code for calculating Bollinger Bands in Python:
import pandas as pd import yfinance as yf prices = yf.download(["AAPL"])["Adj Close"] def bollinger_bands(prices, window=20, num_of_std=2): rolling_mean = prices.rolling(window).mean() rolling_std = prices.rolling(window).std() upper_band = rolling_mean + (rolling_std * num_of_std) lower_band = rolling_mean - (rolling_std * num_of_std) return rolling_mean, upper_band, lower_band print(bollinger_bands(prices))
prices with the data series of close prices. The
window argument is the size of the moving average window (defaults to 20), and
num_of_std is the number of standard deviations to use in the calculation (defaults to 2).