General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> June 15, 1998

John Bollinger – Bollinger Capital Management

JOHN BOLLINGER, CFA, CMT is the president and founder of Bollinger Capital Management, Inc., an investment management company that provides technically driven money management services to individuals, corporations, trusts and retirement plans. Mr. Bollinger was the Chief Market Analyst for many years for Financial News Network, a nationwide cable network. He continues to present weekly market analysis and commentary on CNBC, FNN's successor. He is probably best known for his Bollinger Bands, which have been widely accepted and integrated into most of the analytical software currently in use. His 'Capital Growth Letter' is published monthly and updated via telephone Hotline. It provides investment advice for the average investor employing a technically driven asset allocation approach. His 'Group Power,' available daily via e-mail or through Telescan, Signal or Track Data, provides industry group analysis using a group structure developed by Mr. Bollinger. The premise behind 'Group Power' is that the key to successful stock picking is selecting industry groups which are strong. 'Group Power' provides a wide array of market statistic designed to assist the investor when making market timing and investment decisions. EquityTrader is a new website Mr. Bollinger has developed. It provides investors with a quick and easy method of evaluating the past performance and potential appreciation of equities. EquityTrader evaluates its universe of equities using a fuzzy logic engine that considers both technical and fundamental factors, a combination Mr. Bollinger calls Rational Analysis. The website can be seen at After purchasing his first micro computer 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 and also makes use of a number of commercial analysis packages. He graduates from the School of Visual Arts majoring in cinematography and started studying the market shortly thereafter. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a former board member of the Market Technicians Association. Mr. Bollinger is also a member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts and was the founding president of Market Analysts of Southern California. Profile
TWST: A great part of the decision process at Bollinger Capital

Management is devoted to asset allocation. Would you tell us more about


Mr. Bollinger: Asset allocation is indeed central