Al Brooks Trading

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Summary

Al Brooks is a charlatan. No track record. Claims to be a “full-time professional day trader”, yet can provide absolutely zero proof. Trading books are highly subjective, unscientific mumbo jumbo with no backtesting of trading concepts.

Live trading room is an exhibition of palm reading, fortune cookie wisdom, crystal ball divination, modernist voodoo, cult leader fanaticism, and Harry Potter magical thinking.

A specialist of “double-speak”, where the left ear hears the trample of bulls, while the right ear simultaneously hears the mauling from bears.

A circle jerk, waste-of-time carnival attraction meant to sucker the newbie into believing that an actual wizard is behind the curtain.

Pros: Good for the very basics. Nothing more.
Cons: Highly subjective, mumbo-jumbo trading books and courses from a supposed trading guru. No proof of trading success. No track record. No scientific evidence. Pure magical thinking. Trading room is a waste of time.

Thanks for reading today’s review of Al Brooks Trading

What is Al Brooks Trading? Al Brooks is day trading educator. He currently maintains and promotes the following web properties:

  • Brooks Price Action (2009) which is an online trading forum where purchasers of trading products can ask questions and access a live day trading room priced at $99 per month.
  • Brooks Trading Course (2012) which is a promotional store front that is selling a 36-hour video course for $249

Al Brooks also maintains various social media profiles:

In addition, Al Brooks has also published four trading books:

Al Brooks is also a frequent advertiser with the Online Traders Expo. Some readers might be offended or confused that I am using the word ‘advertiser’, instead of the word ‘speaker’ at Online Traders Expo. The truth is that Online Traders Expo is a quarterly seminar circuit that specializes in promoting and selling trading products.

Anyone can be an “expert speaker” at Online Traders Expo, you just need to spend several thousands of dollars for the privilege. There is no vetting of trading educators or the products being sold.

Al Brooks also receives a tremendous amount of press from Futures Magazine. In fact, he publishes a daily blog post on Futures Magazine where he provides a post-market summary of the daily price action.

Al Brooks Trading Performance

Al Brooks has no published track record. Although, there are many references in his books and promotional materials, as being a “full-time professional day trader” there is simply no evidence whatsoever. Al Brooks states repeatedly that he is a full-time professional day trader. But can provide nothing to the audience that establishes a baseline reference to measure his trading performance. What exactly is a “full-time professional day trader?” In my opinion, it would be someone that is earning a full-time income at trading. But with Al Brooks, there is absolutely zero reference material that describes what this actually means. It is simply a statement that he makes and then he hopes that you stop asking tough questions.

During the month September 2016 as well as October 2016, TradingSchools.Org used various alias’s and attended 8 of the live trading sessions being offered by BrooksPriceAction.com. Not once did we witness a live trade. Furthermore, we never witnessed a live or a simulated trading DOM on display inside of the live day trading room. All that is offered are verbal suggestions, pretzel logic, and ambiguous side-speak.

Attempting to verify performance

TradingSchools.Org, using various alias’s, made multiple attempts during live trading sessions, after live trading sessions, and through email in an attempt build a track record of Al Brooks trading results. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Al Brooks refused, at all levels to disclose whether he was trading, or had ever taken any live trades.

Finally, in one last desperate attempt, TradingSchools.Org reached out to Al Brooks directly and notified him that a review was pending. We asked for some sort of performance summary. He refused. His response was that by disclosing his individual trading performance, that he would be committing a criminal act or would be in violation of securities laws.

Is showing a record of trades a criminal act? TradingSchools.Org, in the past two years, has written extensively about trading educators. Not once have we ever witnessed a trading educator getting into trouble for being honest with consumers. In fact, we have been closely involved in both the criminal and civil prosecution of over a dozen fraudulently promoted trading educators and trading systems. In speaking with CFTC and SEC investigators directly, they simply laugh whenever they hear this well-worn piece of urban fiction.

There is nothing illegal with showing a trading record. However, it is fraudulent to show a trading record that has been falsified for marketing purposes. Perhaps this is the reason why Al Brooks does not publish a trading record?

Of course, trading educators like Al Brooks will attempt to obfuscate and confuse this point. They will say things like, “I talked to an attorney and they said it’s against the law”. This is pure nonsense. Securities regulators love disclosure. The more the better.

Perhaps Al Brooks should contact world champion trader Kevin Davey about his published track record. Kevin has been selling trading system since before Jesus walked the earth, and has never had a problem with a securities regulator.

Anyone that tells you that they cannot show you a track record of trading performance “because it’s illegal” is trying to fit you with a custom butt plug, while telling you that it is a lolly pop. Huge red flag (or butt plug).

Does a lack of a track record automatically disqualify?

Does Al Brooks lack of a track record mean that he is a scam artist? Or a con man? In my opinion, it does not. It just means that he probably isn’t a very good trader, and doesn’t want anyone to know about it. The massive amount of promotions, videos, books, seminars and courses simply paint a picture of what Al Brooks truly is…he is a just another trading promoter. A retired eye doctor that couldn’t make it as a retail trader and decided to sell some stuff to supplement his income.

Al keeps his promotional efforts clean and tidy. He doesn’t produce a track record or make wild claims of success because he knows that it will get him into real trouble. His ‘game’ is to leverage social media, various media channels, books, etc that create the impression that he is some sort of “trading wizard”. But the reality is he is just an average guy out selling the dream to the unwashed masses.

Al Brooks is certainly not going to qualify as one of TradingSchools worst educators. Not even close.

The real problem with Al Brooks

Trading educators all seem to occupy a particular niche. Some educators claim that magical order flow indicators can divine the future, others claim that rocket science mathematics infused into a moving average will surely bring big trading profits, others claim that 700-year-old Japanese stick characters portend the future. With Al Brooks, his niche is “Reading Price Action”. What exactly does that mean? Quite simply, from Al Brooks perspective, he claims that he can look at just about any 5-minute bar, and from these tiny bits of information, he can consistently predict the future.

What does an Al Brooks prediction look like? Well, lets start with the trading room, and what we heard…

“Indecision bars, indecision bars, with a possible micro bubble climax definitely looking to buy support. But sellers may overwhelm swing, so looking to sell at resistence trigger”

“Double bottom probably buyers on doji candle looking for long entry and short entry on resistence failure short entry for quick profit, be aggressive and careful with either position”

“Final flag, final flag, definitely final flag probably entering trading range with close support at possible entry point for aggresive buyers and definite exit point on multi-point sell  position”

“Failure reversal bull flag with sellers climax possible sell, but looking to buy on minor pullback of micro bubble. Indecision bars signalling continuation of reversal points.”

On and on, throughout the trading day, Al Brooks talks his way through the trading session. Making these weird, highly indigestible, utterly confusing references to things that apparently only he can see. Not once does he ever say, “I am going long at price X, stop at price Y, target at Z.” Nothing he say’s is ever direct, concise, or definable. The entire trading room is meant to be a lesson in confusing terminology, innuendo, and twisted statements. Everything is meant to lead the consumer back to the reference material, in other words, if you buy the book specifically on Trends, then you will understand what I am saying. And after you buy the book on Reversals, then you understand this. And after buy the book on Ranges, then you can understand the ranges terminology.

And if the books are not enough, then you need to purchase the 36-hour course that ties it all together. And you need to keep paying $99 per month and watch the live trading room, and eventually it will sink in. On and on it goes, until finally the disgruntled and dismayed start writing to TradingSchools.Org and complaining and are pissed off about wasting time and money.

No scientific evidence

Thankfully, multiple readers sent me copies of Al Brooks trading books. Although the books are stuffed full of perfect chart examples, there is absolutely no backtested evidence that any of his chart patterns are valid. Everything he writes is subjective and pure opinion. Today’s modern trading platforms make it simple to backtest ideas, and specific set-ups, but Al Brooks does none of this. We are supposed to “see the patterns” and “feel the patterns”. And if we follow Al Brooks long enough, we also will begin to “see and feel these patterns”. But you have to keep paying, and buying and watching in and endless loop of hope.

The problem with Al Brooks always circles back to square one. Does this guy even trade? Does he even have a trading account? Has he ever had any success whatsoever? All he has to do is release information on his own personal trading performance, and this would be the final verdict. But Al Brooks will not do this. Nobody is allowed to peak behind the curtain of the Wizard of Oz for a reason.

My own opinion

On a typical trading day, Al Brooks will make an average of about 25 trading suggestions. They are suggestions, and nothing more. There are no exact entry points, or stops, or profit targets. Everything is left to the imagination of the viewer. And the imagination of the viewer is where the con is played out.

Al BrooksAl Brooks is a palm reader. With his nerdy demeanor, he holds your palm and starts pointing to lines that supposedly tell the future. He suggests that a straight line here, with a squiggly line over here, and a strange line there means that something amazing could happen to you at any moment. Never does he take out his own palm and tell you what is happening with him, its always about playing into the imagination of his audience. He is an eye doctor, and he can see things really well, and his daughter is going to an Ivy League college which means that he is successful and can afford such a thing. And that since Futures Magazine publishes his articles that they have witnessed his grandeur and endorse his predictive abilities. And since he is a “speaker” at Traders Expo, that he is authentic, and the multiples of books and video courses are yet more proof of his amazing abilities.

But the sad and simple truth is that Al Brooks has no trading record. He is just a simple little man projecting something that he is not. He is not a successful trader. Just another vendor, selling the dream. Of course, I would love to be wrong. And it would be so incredibly easy to prove me wrong, by releasing a performance record, but Al Brooks knows that he can never do this.

Thanks for reading. Sorry for yet another negative review. There are plenty of Al Brooks fans out there, and they are going to be pissed off that I am calling him a charlatan. But it’s just how I see it. Don’t forget to leave a comment below.

 

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Stray Dog
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Be careful. Do not make any sudden moves and speak in a low voice, at the same volume level of a golf tournament commentator. We are here to get a glimpse of the rare Peteith Detestith Brookith. Here in its natural habitat, the soupy mire of the trade room blog it will be at its most active, all we have to do is lure it out into the open. Observe the carefully placed Al Brooks posts, this is its favorite food although it will consume other blog posts, ingeniously converting them into Al Brooks posts. The mechanism for the transformation… Read more »
Lucas
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Stray Dog is a good name for you! You did not even look at Brook’s course you say? Humping Emmett’s leg pooch? What kind of moron would Al Brooks be to give broker receipts and tax statements to a conflicted federal criminal like your master. Fool.

dtchurn
Guest

LOL. pretty much well said already. StrayDog good for you on calling for questions on bmt/fio. and well said ‘Joe’.
https://www.tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10831

dtchurn
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His own cessmess he created.
tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10708

Pete
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If my losses as a day trader were in part influenced by the possible impression that I was following a methodology employed by someone presenting themselves as a professional day trader who trades for a living while they are potentially not a professional day trader who trades for a living (this wil not be known until any possible CFTC investigation is concluded) then there is the possibility that potentially misleading and misrepresented information partially influenced my poor decision making, thus it is unclear whether indirect responsibility rests entirely on me. I have a large amount of documented losses from my… Read more »
dtchurn
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You’re going to wait a long time as there is little chance of a CFTC investigation. You may be better off just trying to sue Brooks and make a case for personal damages.

Pete
Guest
Al has a new picture up on his site to coincide with the 100% increase in cost of the course. This looks like a cynical tactic on RichardHK’s part to deflect from the grinch image of Al from this review and to masculinize Al, perhaps modified with Photoshop? Real or not it works subliminally to justify the higher cost of the course, similar to the beard’s function for fellow disreputable Ross Cameron. Brooks is now close to Ross’ Warrior Trading course in terms of cost of material and making upstanding citizen Adam H. Grimes with his superior and free price… Read more »
dtchurn
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tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10835

dtchurn
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tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10708

Pete
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Emmett left off the smoking gun on Brooks, which is the scamming done by his trading course business partner Richard Entwistle (RIchardHK on futures.io) http://www.meetup.com/Hong-Kong-day-traders-Meetup/events/232660913/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-entwistle-368519a He told customers of Brooks’ teachings in Hong Kong that he trades for a living like Al, then he has a business job on linkedin listed as employment,not trader. He has futures trading on his interest list with movies, chess, and astronomy. What a bunch of lying douche bags RichardHK and Al are.

dtchurn
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what wuss this petedetithbrooks. can’t even face the ‘dog.

James
Guest
In one of the podcasts mentioned here Al talks about RichardHK’s attempts to sell him on DOM and order flow trading. He doesn’t mention him by name but as the guy who works on his website, so it’s obviously him. Here is what Al says: “I don’t need to look at depth of market or order flows …. I know where the orders are …. I know where the iceberg orders are …. I can look at a chart and I know” Pretty amazing, he must be clairvoyant! He knows where all the orders are. Here is another questionable quote:… Read more »
Pete
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I fear Brooks’ agenda may be far more sinister and cynical than a senior citizen’s absent-mindedness or an autistic obsession. Brooks appears to be a mentally sharp, cynical and very crafty spinner of a dangerous web of deception. Al has spun the web with such skill, we the consumers are ensnared and paralyzed..

Pete
Guest

It’s interesting how RichardHK is laying low following this review. I would think as an educated man he would want to explain his misleading statements about his “trading for a living” career switch, or lackthereof.

dtchurn
Guest

Brooks has said this same pap for years. It’s up to the newbs now to read this review and the thread on BMT. Brooks is part of bmt’s image because he hides his stink well enough for bmt’s standards. Nothing really for the CFTC to go on. The lone cftc complaint from ptb will be tossed if it ever actually arrives.

Pete
Guest

This most recent podcast has some of his most boldest claims of consistent profitability and chart-reading mastery that I’ve heard throughout the years from him. I’d expect the course to be lowered in price or free if his edge is as sharp as he suggests in this interview. Why not have a free course like MIT’s open course on trading if you are near the pinnacle in trading mastery in such a liquid market as the ES?

dtchurn
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It’s the same claims of success he’s said over the years even before the video course. When he said it took him ten years to be profitable in the room , it meant before the first book was written. There’s no difference. He would often say he could be profitable, but no proof.

Pete
Guest

No, the implied numerical claims of profitability are higher in this 2016 52traders podcast than what I heard years ago in the webinar or read in the books and read in online articles. When I was in the webinar he did say he was profitable, but the implied numerical figures were much lower than the implieed numerical figures in the 2016 52traders podcast. Just because the precise numerical figure is left to the audience to extrapolate does not imply a CFTC investigation and case against Brooks is impossible.

dtchurn
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It’s the same. he said he was profitable to that degree back then too. It’s just an ad 52podcast webinar with generalizations. The cftc will never buy it. This is the first time you mentioned years ago despite all the hundreds of post so I doubt it’s been really years for you.

Pete
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This isn’t about me dumb ass, this i about Al Brooks, don’t worry when I purchased x Brooks scam product.

dtchurn
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if you or others want to do a cftc case on Brooks fine. It’s a hard case since there is no numerical claims of profit. I won’t be joining the crusade as Brooks was just a book author to me and costed me little except for time. If anything the squinting at his charts helped me with some screen time. I see Stray is asking the tough questions on bmt and it looks like Brooks will be questioned by BMT hopefully. I am curious to see if he will ever offer proof. If BM bans Brook and there are no… Read more »
Winter Is Coming
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Winter Is Coming
At last. Al Brook’s being a fraud has been exposed. Period. End of story. Anybody that now defends Al Brooks is either a shill, or still drinking the kool aid. You will come around eventually… There is zero proof that he trades people, ZERO. If you can prove otherwise, then please this is your floor to do so. But how dare you defend the very man that has manipulated himself into a trading messiah that never existed. I have his books like many people. We should video us burning them and post it to YouTube in a montage. It won’t… Read more »
Pete
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Professor Joseph James of Schooloftrade has been rumored to have consulted with Al before switching to selling price action theory for a living from indicators. On the upside, Professor J.J. is presumably keeping Al well supplied with prescriptions for Viagra, Levita, and Cialis now, “bulls are ganing strength, final flag unlikely” can be heard being muttered in a tremoring and affected deep voice all day and night once again. Huzzah!

Stray Dog
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People weren’t saying that Pete wasn’t justified, just that he was annoying as all hell. I am beginning to wonder how many names used here to make posts are Pete.

dtchurn
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tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10708

dtchurn
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lol, yup. I knew the oz reference would get something going, ha.

James
Guest
A good, honest review and a fair appraisal of Brooks IMO. If he doesn’t want to provide any proof then he should stop referring to himself as a full-time professional day trader. It is misleading. Maybe he could call himself a full-time educator instead. “in the imagination of the viewer is where the con is played out”. Indeed. Boring though he may be, he has a way of capturing the imagination of his followers. Big Mike recently tweeted that Al Brooks had the most popular webinar of 2016 on FIO. I remember there were a bunch of devout Brooks followers… Read more »
Traderme
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I was member of his tradingroom in June. In this time I made 44 trades with a profit of 996.36 USD trading a one lot ES. Proof can be provided. Of course I not just stepped in and started. I have studied Al’s methods for 3 years if not longer. But after this month only everything I ever paid for Al was paid back with interest by Mr market. I just listened to what Emmett calls Mumbo Jumbo but is the best market read that you will find in the whole damn internet. Whether Al trades or he at some… Read more »
Rob B
Guest
So funny. Al Brook’s is nothing but a con artist that can show zero proof he trades live or profitably. But Traderme you are exactly why these con artist are able to scam so many people. No proof and shills just posting BS testimonials. You have been in the room since June. It is now Nov. So send those broker’s statement to Emmett, you said proof available, showing how you scalped ES profitable for the last 6 months. After all Al cannot show any proof. This industry is truly amazing. Con Artist develop some trading method, writes a book that… Read more »
James
Guest
I agree the shills are a huge problem because they give undeserved credibility to the vendors. I would love to believe that maybe a few of the success claims are true but have been burned too many times in the past. I just can’t believe that anyone is having sustained success using Brooks methods intraday. Some profitable months and yo-yoing around the breakeven level, that I can believe. But I’ve seen too much crap and been lied to too many times to buy anything else. I have had several self-professed successful career traders (who were not vendors by the way)… Read more »
Pete
Guest

Great comment James. The more I reflect on it, the more I accept that Al Brooks and RichardHK are some of the most subtly dishonest people in the trading-for-a-living industry. I have less issue with someone who is openly bombastic and full of BS, to lie subtly with extreme care as Al Brooks flagrantly did to Emmett about an issue as dangerous as day trading requires one to be a very sick if not evil person, I’m surprised Al Brooks didn’t get a 0 score for honesty.

dtchurn
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radingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10708

Pete
Guest
When I subscribed to the webinar Brooks totallylacked focus, leaving the webinar for 45 minutes at a time before abruptly returning to resume a detached flim-flam bull vs bear narrative. His own individual predictions of the ES were usually off and seemed to be designed to impress people rather than describe his actual trading strategy. One month’s positive returns has no statistical relevance to the fact that there is no edge in any of Brooks’ teachings and when such returns are averaged out during a career of “day trading for a living” there is no chance for the sort of… Read more »
dtchurn
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tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10708

sat
Guest

Al’s books are hard to read. His voice is difficult to understand.

Rob B
Guest
When I hear this: “disclosing his individual trading performance, that he would be committing a criminal act or would be in violation of securities laws” Man that statement makes me ill and when I hear it I know it is time to run. There is NO NO NO NO NO (had 5 so no cancelling each other out) fraud in showing TRUE FACTS; a real track record. But they have none so they have to post a fake track record like Open Range. And that is fraud. Shocker, it this industry was ever regulated, guess what? The first thing they… Read more »
Dave
Guest
I am an Al Brooks fan, I have his four books ( never joined the room ), and they are decent technical analysis. He does borrow a lot from other traders, so I am not sure how much is original and how much he learned from others. In my opinion , Al is impossible to follow. Although individually his methods are sound, it turns into a jumble of contradictory noise when you try to actually trade his methods. As for learning his methods, I had to unlearn a lot and it cost me money in losing trades. That is just… Read more »
Stray Dog
Guest

Pete must be in wet dream heaven right now.

dtchurn
Guest

in the wet cessmess of his own making.
tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10835

Pete
Guest

You consume Al Brooks waste.

dtchurn
Guest

you do, its so evident

Joe
Guest

Post after post from Pete about Al on EVERY other review. As soon as the review of all reviews comes out, nothing. I have to ask….Where the hell is Pete?!

dtchurn
Guest

The CFTC will laugh at the lone complaint , if there is ever one!

Pete
Guest

There are going to be dozens of complaints against Brooks, no amount of antagonism and pro-Brooks bottom feeding and waste eating from you can stop it.

dtchurn
Guest

They won’t abide by dozens of complaints filed by the same source. At best only a lone one which will be laughed at and tossed out.

dtchurn
Guest

All this time he didn’t even file a cftc complaint. Nor does it sound like he was even in the trading room. He was one of those who quickly got into a loan debt just from the video course and now wants to just blame Brooks as the worst when Brooks did not even call trades nor make numerical claims of profit. https://www.tradingschools.org/reviews/mook-trader/#comment-10835

Pete
Guest
Lovely bitchiness, sorry dtturd you’re never going to make the cut to Emmett’s or Al’s cheerleading squad, you can drop your pom poms and dress appropriately instead of in your XXXL miniskirt. With your nasty bitching and lies I almost forgot about the scammers who are misleading naive and desperate people and profiting off of lies as Brooks does. Oh wait, Brooks isn’t a liar becuase a bitchy and lying shill like dtchurn says he’s analogous to a price action university professor and researcher who cannot write well but conducts dogged research and has the herculean ability to intermittently narrate… Read more »
dtchurn
Guest

Look at this whining bitch who didn’t even do his cftc complaint about brooks, rips off my posts about being in the room and tries to pass it off as his own, and is butthurt ever since my post about the facts on Brooks he continues to skulk like some gollum all the way across several review comments looking for scraps.

Pete
Guest

You’ve surpassed my golemness, bravo. I couldn’t have ripped off your posts because none of my comments have been as idiotic or as insipid as yours or as full of personal attacks against other commenters who are working to expose conmen Continue skulking the comments making personal attacks and lies, you’ve shown your true self..you eat Al Brooks’ waste products with a smile.

dtchurn
Guest

You’re full of shit. Anyone can see it. You’re the one whose been whining then gollum skulking my posts tagging across reviews for scraps with your crappy blathering nonsense. What a pathetic deluded fool you are. Have fun posting to yourself and blaming Brooks for your own cess mess. The CFTC will laugh at the single complaint from ptb, hint: not even done yet at this time after all this drivel.

Pete
Guest

You suck dtttuuurd, please realize how much you suck. I’m going over months of Al webinars I purchased to have the best evidence for my CFTC complaint and if you paid attention to the reviews instead of your narcissitic homoerotic cheerleading/comments you would know a CFTC case against Brooks only had merit AFTER the School of trade update AND after this review as published. It seems like you’re trying to convince people Brooks is a good guy and those against him are trolls, too bad you’re a troll.

dtchurn
Guest

What a bunch of blithering nonsense from the peteturd himself. Bet you just purchased them now. have fun with your lone cftc complaint which will be laughed and tossed out.

Pete
Guest

Why can’t you you realize how much of a douche bag you are? Do I need to dangle it in front of your nose all night? Why wouldn’t someone set up a trading room and politely sell phoney advice if this standard of social interaction you are setting is normal and a healthy way for people to interact online?

dtchurn
Guest

Your’e the one going by your nose slithering around looking for scraps petedetetithbrooks. ” eventually the need to consume and destroy these posts will draw it out where we can observe its behavior in its natural environment.”

dtchurn
Guest
The Brooks disease delirium in full effect at the last gollum croaking out filth stages. Lol, I’m no shill, that’s your grasping at straws lying imaginary bs. I didn’t say Brooks wasn’t a scam. I was asking about the mystery of why Brooks works so long in the room and in his journal like a professional, but Emmett and Reina had no answer. I informed correctly about Brooks but you just can’t handle being ignoramously wrong and you think you look less foolish by tagging my posts? How pathetic. About this cessdrivel you made about Brooks, Cyn said it best… Read more »
dtchurn
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Pete
Guest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRKT9uZiiDc If Emmett can add this video to the review along with the Richard Entwistle (Richard HK brookstradingcourse.com webmaster) fraud, where Brooks’ enabler claimed he trades for a living at a meetup.com for Brooks in Hong Kong where he saidhe trades for a living. on Linkedin RichardHK Entwistle clearly works for a marketing corporation and sees trading as a hobby – why is he lying for Al and money by saying he trades for a living with Al’s methods? In light of this I see no way 2 stars for honesty can stand unless Al terminates and severs all ties… Read more »
dtchurn
Guest

Dorothy’s yapping friend has found the end of the yellow brick road.

Rob B
Guest

Man, you are right. I had forgotten about Pete for a bit there. I hope he did not die from a heart attack from the excitement. Hopefully, he can not let go and be a happy loving person again.

Cyn
Guest

He is too busy looking for towels to wipe up from the wet dream that this review induced in him.

Lucky77
Guest
I’m sorry Emmett but this whole review is a joke. I can’t blame you though, probably get around 99 emails a day from that “oh and Al Brooks” guy… Anyway, first of all you can’t even get the terminolagy right ““Failure reversal bull flag with sellers climax possible sell, but looking to buy on minor pullback of micro bubble. ” “Buy on minor pullback of micro bubble”… “bubble”? Who was deciphering this? I’m pretty sure he said micro “double bottom”… In fact I know he did. Next. “throughout the trading day, Al Brooks talks his way through the trading session.… Read more »
GemBow
Guest

“you can’t even get the terminolagy [sic] right”

Writes someone who can’t even correctly spell terminology.

Lucky77
Guest

Writes someone who’s native language is not English I may add.

GemBow
Guest

LOL! From which country is the language “English I may add?” Is it a derivative of English, or a completely new language?

Lucky77
Guest

GemBow, how many foreign languages do you know? How many of them can you speak and/or write on a fluent level?

Rob B
Guest

“GemBow, how many foreign languages do you know? How many of them can you speak and/or write on a fluent level?”

WTF does that have to do with the price of tea in China.

Pete
Guest

Words to the wise, don’t read Al Brooks’ books if english is not your first language. You’ll face the inevitable shitstorm Brooks will lead you into but have less trouble understanding Brooks’ defecations and less ability to expose him after the fact.

Lucky77
Guest

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Winter Is Coming
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Winter Is Coming
Hey, it is pretty clear that Lucky77 is either Al Brooks himself, or somebody close to him. This review is a devastating blow to Al’s façade that he actually trades. Al has been lying to us all and many have got suckered in. Yes, I bought his books too. There is nothing to stop him redeeming himself and posting the last year of brokerage statements. If he does I will donate $10,000 to the Red Cross and post the receipt here to prove that I did. Now, grab the popcorn. The chickens have come home to roost. Al Brooks is… Read more »
Pete
Guest

Al Brooks’ path of greed exploitation since 2008 has been enabled by many as well. Wiley publishing and the shills who gave his books positive reviews, Futures magazine who post his crap on Stocktwits and their site, BPAAdmin (runs Al’s webinars) (Fletch on futures.io) and Richard Entwistle (runs Al’s trading course site) aka RichardHK of futures.io all have been enablers of Al Brooks. Aside from a book burning he needs more negative reviews and exposute for what he is on Amazon.com.

James
Guest

Possibly the biggest enabler of Al Brooks is Big Mike. He has actively promoted Al on BMT/FIO for years, and continues to do so. As I mentioned earlier, he recently tweeted that Al Brooks had the most popular webinar of 2016.

If Mike really believes people should ‘stop chasing vendors’ why continue to bring said vendors on to the site?

I hope Mike wakes up and sees the error of his ways. He must be as mesmerized by Brooks monotone cult-following-inducing voice as everyone else over there.

James
Guest

Looks like Mike is still drinking the kool-aid. Listed under upcoming webinars on the homepage is yet another new Al Brooks webinar.

Disappointing but Mike is a former cultist himself, so it’s understandable that he is still susceptible to this stuff despite all the fraud he has seen.

Pete
Guest

Al Brooks is BigMike’s money maker. Al’s sim trading sham inspired bigmike to take up 15 minute bar 100+ contract ES sim trading and brought in hundreds of elite subscribers $$$$$$.

Rob B
Guest

He also promotes NT, Top Step in addition to these con artist vendors. I am guessing if you only promote honest folks there is no money to be made.

dtchurn
Guest
I think the damage has already been done to tens of thousands of futures newbs over the lifetime of bmt. The post by “Hulk” in Alex/focksolid’s thread pretty much says it all. No one is going to share anything that explicitly works, not even bmt. NT had taken over mirus after the zenfire disaster. bmt shows some statements but if you look closely it’s crazy trading averaging in and out hundreds of es contracts and there was a blowout sometime. Also the spoonalysis and other thread share no workign methods explicitly. Yes, bmt has a vendor review section and has… Read more »
James
Guest
Yeah, I was interested in Mike’s statements since he reportedly was profitable during the time he posted them. If I were really interested I’d pay for elite and take a look at them. Just not my style of trading so I doubt there’s much I’d learn from it. With all the averaging down though, I’d have some questions as to what was really driving his results. I know he’s followed other markets to aid his ES trading but they seem to come and go so much that I suspect they may just be spurious correlations. One example was the high… Read more »
Pete
Guest

Brooks cultists say he taught them how to fish rather than giving him fish. Dtchurn’s hindparts suggest the fish were rotten and sadly dtchurn is still unable to fish properly.

dtchurn
Guest

If anyone’s hindmost stinks re: Brooks it’s you Pete. You’re allowed to have your whining and yapping about how hurt you were by Brooks on this review for everyone to hear.

Rob B
Guest
Really, Al Brooks teaches you to take multiple scalps on ES each and every day. I wish once one of you shills would show some actual proof of your claims. I mean just one time. Is that asking to much. Ah, the problem it is asking too much as you cannot do it. Go ahead Lucky, show Emmett those profitable ES day scalping brokerage statement with all the money you are making. Man if you could scalp ES consistently profitable as Al Brook’s claims, the last thing you would be doing is running a $99 trading room and selling cheap… Read more »
Lucky77
Guest

I’m not selling anything nor do I scalp or trade the ES, that’s not what I claimed at all. I swing trade, I hold positions for days and weeks. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. You can suck on a lemon Rob 🙂

Rob B
Guest

Then don’t promote. It is that simple. If you promote then yes you need to prove or your word is worthless.

Lucky77
Guest
When did I promote anything? I’m talking about my own experiences. Don’t tell me that throughout the years you learned everything about trading on your own in an isolated environment? Seriously? We all accumulated information from various sources in order to construct our own individual methods. At least thats what I did… Take on peace from here, another piece from there. Brooks has some valuable pieces of info and that’s all that I needed at the time. Also, Rob I saw you claim you’re profitable so when are you account statements coming? If you’re not going to post any proof… Read more »
Rob B
Guest

It sounded like promotion to me. I have offered to show my Brokerage Statements to Emmett if he gives me a thread where I discuss the Real World of Trading .vs the Fantasy world being taught by Al Brooks.

I know I can not help 99% of the people looking to trade the fantasy world, but if I help 1% I will view it as a success.

And Lucky if you are saying you took Al Brooks crap and using it to make multiple micro scalps in ES everyday and trading profitably then yes I say BS.

Lucky77
Guest
Well then you cannot read. “And Lucky if you are saying you took Al Brooks crap and using it to make multiple micro scalps in ES everyday and trading profitably then yes I say BS.” What’s wrong with your Rob? Please quote me. When did I say that? When? I specifically mentioned that I do not scalp nor I trade the ES, and I DO NOT use Brooks’ methods. Have you even read my message before hitting reply? Serious question. SMH seriously… -____- Also you want your own thread? Why? You want to start your own “non-fantasy” trading room or… Read more »
Rob B
Guest
Lucky77, You are truely amazing. You know nothing about me but in your wacked out mind I am a failed trader. Interesting. Posting my statement is meaningless. I could complete fake it. I am offering to open up my brokerage account and show months of trading. In case you are complete clueless and new here, that is something virtually none of the trading rooms has been able to do. And something you apparently are not willing to do. If you are legit why so upset at me saying you sound like you were promoting Al Brooks. I talk to legit… Read more »
Chuck
Guest

Rob,

Must admit.. Your statement
“Posting my statement is meaningless. I could complete fake it” Makes you sound like another BS TR operator.

Post-it or stop bragging about your profitability.

We can and surely will decide how legit your statements are.

Rob B
Guest
LOL! Bragging. Have you even read my posts over time. My returns are horrible compared to what the trading rooms promise. Gosh it is the opposite of bragging. I am not offering to show Chuck my statements. I have offered to show them to Emmett Live, something virtually no TR operator can do. And yes I want something in return, evil greedy me. And it is not a TR. It is a simple thread that says he is a verified profitable trader where I will discuss Real trading .vs the fantasy world that TR teach. And I will add I… Read more »
Lucky77
Guest

I’m sorry Rob B but post a statment or shut up about being profitable. You’re sounding like all of the fake trading rooms just making excuses. No better than Al Brooks. Nobody actually believes you’ve even made one cent in the markets. You’re never getting your own thread. You’re delusional. I don’t believe a person spending 99% of his life hanging around internet forums and spewing hate can be profitable. That’s not what successful people do. Prove me wrong.

Rob B
Guest
Lucky77, You are right about one thing, one of us is mental. “You’re sounding like all of the fake trading rooms just making excuses. ” I am not selling anything. If you cannot see the difference then you are beyond help. Even though I have offered to show Emmett my statements, what in world would it do for you, someone looking to scalp ES on a 5 min chart. “Nobody actually believes you’ve even made one cent in the markets.” Man you must not read my post. I have stated a million times nobody should believe me or you or… Read more »
Lucky77
Guest
Rob B, You are truely amazing. You know nothing about me but in your wacked out mind I am a shil. “That told me all I needed to know about you. Another BS shill who think asking a TR operator for proof of their claims is just unacceptable.” I never said that I don’t excuse Brooks for not revealing his trading records (as I wrote before). But since you only read the first two words of my messages you keep spouting on nonsense about me. Lastly, I am also offering to open up my brokerage account and show months of… Read more »
Cyn
Guest

Well. I guess the battle shall soon be joined!

But I am curious. Exactly which part of Al Brooks nonsensical, hindsight, 5-minute bar trading did you find useful for swing trading?

Lucky77
Guest

Further more, speaking of price action in general. It in itself is very abstract. It is not a rules based system. It is simply a window into the behavior of the market participants who control the market. You must still interpret what their behavior means. It is a refinement for an already functional trading approach.

Winter Is Coming
Guest
Winter Is Coming
@ Lucky77 Thank goodness you have come to Al’s rescue! I mean, it would be inconceivable for Al to actually prove he trades. It isn’t as if he has a website to post his trading records on is it… It is all too suspicious that you are the only person taking the opposite side of the track and defending Al to the hilt. So you either are Al, or somebody close to him. As for languages and excluding English, I can speak French, Spanish and Italian – although my writing is probably quite rusty. And to boot I also have… Read more »
toto
Guest

“Al Brooks refused, at all levels to disclose whether he was trading, or had ever taken any live trades.”

Thats the bottom line, he is fake and makes his income selling educational material like 100% of other fakers out there.
Thanks Emmett for this review..ive spent a lot of Time with this Clown Al Brooks and most newbies will also spend a lot of Money + Time before realizing this guy is Fake and doesnt Trade Real Account. If this review saves a few souls from months/years of wasting time+money on this Clown then this review is worth it!

Pete
Guest

listen to Al’s podcast at 52traders he says he is profitable about 80-90% of each day trading the ES and his goal is to have a perfect year. That’s right, the one and only, ageless boy wonder Al Brooks is going to slide out of his soiled Depends undergarments and out-perform Michael Jordan in terms of cerebellum-cum-prefrontal cortex excellence.

toto
Guest

And Scalping ES for 1 Point using Wide Stops..then miraculously he usually Exits for BE or small loss.
I was in his his room for some 6+months, yes he had me fooled…but i also wasted lots of time trying to study this Jokers bs method..Al has no conscious as he knows he is destroying a lot of new,naive peoples time and money

He uses deep-bass commanding voice and radiates confidance,control on his gullable sheep… the daughters in Ivy League school, the M.D., disquise someone who is successful in life..but exposed Al is just a little scared men

Pete
Guest
Al Brooks fits the diagnostic criteria for narcisstiic personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder. AL BROOKS. Stop inflicting pain with your lying and exploitation of others and get some professional help, the Marshall Applewhite shtick is threadbare and your audience is now destitute, limp and lifeless…like you, it’s gotten OLD. it’s time you stopped hiding, grasping for other’s money and manned up to the situation. You have a choice right now. Tear down the house of cards you have created, by donating all of the money you’ve manipulated people out of with your flim-flam trading education since 2008 to charities… Read more »
James
Guest
He will never stop, just as no other vendor will ever stop. Even those who get busted will just keep trying again under new names. They can’t walk away from the easy money. Emmett can vouch for this. No amount of finger-pointing or cease-and-desisting was going to stop him from running his boiler rooms. There was too much money at stake. He kept on doing it until they led him away in handcuffs. I bet Al is now living out his wildest fantasies. Through his followers he has finally attained the status and respect he always craved, ever since his… Read more »
Pete
Guest

Emmett lacked the education Al Brooks claims to have and Al appears to be very cerebral and not into drugs and that lifestyle.. Perhaps I’m an idealist for thinking Al will cancel his course, have Wiley stop publishing his books, and end the Brookspriceaction.com webinars and Traders Expo visits once he reads these comments.For such an educated and smart person I’m appalled how non-reflective and non-philosophical Al is about trading education and his role in perepetuating dangerous memes,hence my suggestion of a highly narcisstic and probably sociopathic individual worthy of 0 stars in a rating of honesty.

James
Guest
Ok, I see your point. You are hoping that Al is cut from a different cloth than most trading vendors and simply doesn’t realize what kind of financial and emotional damage is being done to ordinary people who are lured into daytrading futures. And that it he could see that he would honor his Hippocratic oath and walk away from this. To that I would say it is very easy to misjudge someone over the internet. You only see what they want you to see. I had similar hopes about some traders I dealt with in the past. They seemed… Read more »
toto
Guest

Al is a greedy, con artist. He doesnt give a crap if you lose your money and time on his bs education. All Al cares about is the easy money.

dtchurn
Guest
Stray Dog
Guest

I have not studied any of Brooks material but I also find some value in understanding price action, especially around areas of support and resistance and because I feel smart when price moves the way I thought it should.

Farah
Guest

OMG where is Pete, this is what you have been asking for !, I hope you can now move on.

Amarant
Guest

Great review — I’ve looked over many forums and Futures Magazine articles on Al Brooks, I disagree with Emmett, his interaction with his students places him in the “worst trading mentors category” easily, the bedside manner and jumbled, incoherent, for-sale ideas brings to mind the scene in Drive where Albert Brooks the actor slits Bryan Cranston’s wrist and tells him to not worry, there’s no pain, it’s over, it’s done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS-bO_xxCbQ

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