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About the Author

Al Brooks, MD—Trader, Technical Analyst, Author, Futures magazine contributor, Sacramento, CA, USA. Al Brooks received his MD degree from the University of Chicago and changed careers from eye surgery to day trading more than 30 years ago, specializing in price action.

He has lectured on 4 continents and taught thousands of traders how to trade. He has also taught advanced trading techniques at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and is a popular lecturer at the MoneyShow and TradersExpo. For many years, he was a technical analysis contributor to Futures magazine.

His book, Reading Price Charts Bar By Bar, was a best seller for Wiley in 2009, and in 2012, Wiley published his comprehensive, 540,000 word, three volume set:

  • Price Action Trading TRENDS
  • Price Action Trading TRADING RANGES
  • Price Action Trading REVERSALS

Al thinks that he looks at price action differently from most traders because he believes that there is significance to every tick that takes place during the day and none of what happens is noise. There is an incredible amount of information embedded in charts of every time frame and he thinks that each of the 200 or so major firms are very familiar with many pieces of the puzzle, but much of the puzzle is actually invisible to all of them. No one has to see all of the pieces to consistently make money, but the more that a trader sees, the more opportunities he has to make a profit. He doesn’t claim to see the entire puzzle, but he at least thinks that it is much more complex and fascinating that what everyone makes it sound, and much of his enjoyment comes from continuing to discover tiny new pieces.

How to read these books:

Al’s primary goal in presenting his Trading Price Action series of comprehensive books was to address the greatest concern among his readers, which was how difficult his earlier book Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar, was to read. Therefore, the Trading Price Action trilogy should be your starting point if wanting to purchase and study Al’s books. Recommended sequence to read these books that should be most helpful to traders is:

  • Start with Book 1: Trading Price Action Trends. Then,
  • Book 2: Trading Price Action Trading Ranges. And finally,
  • Book 3: Trading Price Action Reversals.