“…Range Bars were conceived in 1995 by a Brazilian broker and trader – Vicente M. Nicolellis Jr. During 13 years running a trading desk in Sao Paulo, where local markets tend to be volatile, he wrestled with the problem of how to handle this volatility and its variability. Finally he concluded that the most promising approach would be to eliminate time from the equation, and just concentrate on price. After all it is price that you trade (rather than time, unless it is an options market).
In 1996 the concept was computerized, which meant that many more markets could be studied. Experience in the last 8 years has shown that Range Bars are particularly good at focusing on and clarifying movement. The way in which a long meandering, horizontal “congestion” is condensed into a bar or two, concentrates attention on the essential underlying price movement while eliminating unnecessary “clutter” and “noise”. This also makes the use of Trend lines easier…”