Al Brooks, MD, Professional Trader, Author, Lecturer, and Daily Trading Room Presenter
I have been a professional trader since leaving my career as an ophthalmologist 28 years ago; I received my MD degree from the University of Chicago. I am also a technical analysis contributor to Futures magazine, where they coined me “the trader’s trader.” I appreciate my devoted following, and provide live market commentary and daily chart analysis updates at BrooksPriceAction.com.
What motivates me?
Long ago as an eye surgeon, I loved teaching ophthalmology residents. I have also enjoyed helping thousands of traders from all over the world since 2009, and I really want to give you the best tool available to help you succeed. I believe that it is the Brooks Trading Course. You are trading against the smartest, best trained people in the world, and many of them have MBAs from the top schools in the country (I know because I often get reminded of it by one of my daughters… she graduated from the Harvard Business School!). This course is about as long as a course in business school, and I think that it gives traders a chance to learn the skills they need to compete with the best traders in the world. I strongly believe that the course provides an incredible amount of information about price action trading that is impossible to find anywhere else. These are the same price action trading techniques that the top traders and hedge fund managers use every day, and I do not know of any other source for traders to find all of this extremely valuable information.
I want to say something about why I try so hard to help traders learn how to make money trading. Those who know me understand how important it is for me to do a good job with everything that I do. I performed thousands of eye operations, and during each minute of each procedure, I constantly thought of every patient as if he or she was a family member. I worked incredibly hard to do the best that I could do and I did it with an intense focus on the task at hand. I really want to help people. I have this same attitude when I teach others how to trade. I know how difficult trading is, and I never lose sight of the struggle that all traders endure. With that in mind, everything that I say or write is to help traders achieve their goal of making money trading. The markets were created by institutions for their benefit, but the government allows us to participate. This is not a game. It is our lives, and we all want to have better lives and to help our families. This is very serious business and I take it very seriously. However, I firmly believe that if a trader takes the time to learn how to trade, and if he is able to apply what he has learned, he will be in a position to achieve his goal.
My view of the markets
I look at price action differently from most traders because I believe 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 I think 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. I don’t claim to see the entire puzzle, but I at least think that it is much more complex and fascinating than what everyone makes it sound, and much of my enjoyment comes from continuing to discover tiny new pieces.
You can contact me here.