Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Bell Curve Trading's analysis better than other systems?
Have you ever heard the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"? A tremendous advantage is gained in the market as you are able to see supply and demand forces in pictorial form, thus enabling a clear, concise evaluation of the market's action versus other time frames. The trader or asset manager is thus enabled to make rapidly informed decisions in an ever changing market.
If Bell Curve's analysis is so good, would it stop working if everyone started using it?
No. Our focus is on supply and demand forces inherent in every market. Utilizing Bell Curve's analysis allows a trader to:
  1. Confirm balancing/trading range markets
  2. Quickly identify and confirm unbalanced/trending markets
  3. Identify trading opportunities
  4. Project trade price objectives
  5. Determine time frames for markets to reach price objectives
  6. Identify optimal trade entry and exit points
  7. Quickly identify increasing position risk
In other words, Bell Curve's analysis can be used in a number of ways, depending on a market participant's requirements.
Does Bell Curve's analysis work better with some markets than others?
Yes. the basic guide is that the "freer" the market, the more normal the distribution curve. Markets, which are "less free", will have a slightly different curve which can be effectively analyzed if you understand why its curve is different. Our 20 years of experience is invaluable in helping to identify these differences.
Should I use Bell Curve exclusively?
You can, but we do not believe anyone should use a single trading tool. We believe Bell Curve's analysis is best used along side whatever other tools work for you.
Is this Market Profile?
Market Profile is a tool used by Bell Curve Trading to graphically depict trading markets.
Where do most people who use this system make their mistakes?
Experience has shown us three areas:
  1. The single biggest problem we see is that traders, in analyzing multiple time frames, forget to understand that each trade should be for a specific time frame.
  2. Markets have two states - they are either balancing within a normal distribution curve, or are unbalanced as they move to new price distribution. Coupled with an identified time frame, a trader must know how to evaluate which state the market is in to trade successfully.
  3. Bell Curve's analysis is both simplistic and complex. The graphical depiction intuitively shows supply and demand forces at work. The complexity arises in understanding the proper normal distribution curves and identifying the short, intermediate and long-term time frames and how they interact. The simplicity can lead to a failure to understand the complexities of the system. Our customers gain the advantage of Bell Curve's 20 years experience evaluating markets either through our daily letters, our consulting service, or by attending our seminars to learn first-hand for themselves.
Do I have to learn the system in order to understand Bell Curve's analysis?
No. To begin with, you are most likely familiar with normal distribution curves. Once you have grasped the basic terms listed on our Bell Curve Terminology page, our letters and consultation service clearly identify, through our intuitive graphical representation, the supply and demand forces at work in a given market.
If I want, can I learn Bell Curve's system of evaluating markets?
Yes. This is a robust system, which while easy in concept, takes work, dedication and feedback from someone who knows how to use it. That is why anyone who attends our seminars, or who wants to learn more, is free to call and work with us to more fully understand the system.
Can anyone learn your technique or is prior education or experience in the markets required?
Anyone can learn, from someone with absolutely no experience to someone who has been in the markets all their life. We challenge you to try our system and we bet that once exposed you will be “hooked” as this system has been developed for over 20 years and has weathered the test of time.