The purpose of the Bollinger Bands is to provide a relative definition of high and low. By definition prices are high at the upper band and low at the lower band. This definition can aid in rigorous pattern recognition and is useful in comparing price action of the action of indicators to arrive at systematic trading decision.
Calculation: Bollinger Bands:
1) Middle Band = 20-day simple moving average (SMA);
2) Upper Band = 20-day SMA + (20-day standard deviation of price x 2);
3) Lower Band = 20-day SMA - (20-day standard deviation of price x 2);
PROFILE: Whitehaven Coal (WHC.AX)
Stock Exchange: ASX
Company: Whitehaven Coal
Ticker Codes: | WHC.AX | ASX:WHC |
Whitehaven Coal Limited develops and operates coal mines in New South Wales. The company operates through Open Cut Operations and Underground Operations segments. It operates five mines in North West New South Wales; four open cut mines at Maules Creek, Werris Creek, Tarrawonga, and Rocglen; and one underground mine at Narrabri. The company offers thermal coal and metallurgical coal used in the production of steel. As of August 17, 2017, it had approximately 974 million tons of recoverable coal reserves; and 862 million tons of marketable coal reserves. The company sells its coal primarily in Japan, Taiwan, India, Korea, China, Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam, Noumea, Indonesia, Australia, and Mexico. Whitehaven Coal Limited was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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