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Thanks for the mention Bob - and indeed. there should be postings in my journal on how I approached trading price action. The key is to understand price action so that you can see and take signals and trades yourself. I believe that is what Al is teaching more than when this happens, do this. It's all about seeing what price tries to do. Don't want to criticize someone who is trying to make an effort but let's say it like this: even if I mastered it, I could never be profitable with Mack.

Different strokes for different folks.

I've seen people who have done well with Mack. With that said, I would prefer Brooks to Mack also, but then, I can't trade the Brooks way myself, either.

It's what clicks for you. Some methods probably won't work for anyone, but I think that many will work for some traders and not others. What we bring to the party is part of the equation, and a big part sometimes.

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By most people's definition, Brooks is "scalping," that is, taking short-term trades, many in a day. By Brooks' definitions, he does both scalps (very short-term and for smaller profits) and swings (larger expected profits.) It's a matter of word definition and usage. He never holds overnight, so that is not swinging by some definitions.
One crucial point is that it is impossible to understand Brooks, in my opinion, without understanding his views on "context," the larger picture of what is going on at any one time. It is common for people to read Brooks looking for signals and particular trade entries and miss the contextual part, which is what he thinks lets you see whether a given trade has potential or not in the first place.


I agree with your comments. Context is key for Al and he uses it to determine the type of trade that's feasible, if any.

It's also true that in his terminology, an Emini swing trade would be completed by the end of a day's session. He's mentioned that when he does take longer term trades he uses options.

I know that several people have mentioned that Mack's PAT is Al Lite. I'm not so sure, from the couple of free videos of Mack I've seen on YouTube, I can't find much that looks like Al's teaching.


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