I know several people that use his method and are very happy with it. I talked to him a few times to try to get him to do a webinar on BMT, but was unable to convince him to do so. He wanted to maintain a low profile. Perhaps one day that will change, and we can educate more people on his methods.
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Based on what I've read so far (most of the book at least once, some parts twice), it is a very good trading book. He trades the EURUSD pair with a 70 tick chart. 7 unique setups.
I think the key in getting those setups to work is in identifying what Volman calls "unfavorable conditions," and avoiding trades during those times.
My guess is at least 3-6 months of heavy practice is needed to see the possibilities of this method, which is why I was curious if anyone uses the method. Why waste time if it doesn't work? Big Mike says people are successful with it, so that is encouraging for me.
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Similar to Al's first book, but simpler. Much easier to read. Volman focuses on 70 tick bars for EURUSD, while Al favors the 5 minute ES. But, to me the setups are the important thing, regardless of timeframe or market.
Al's method seems a lot more complicated, with many more setups, conditions, etc. Whether the extra complexity is justified, I don't know. Personally, I like simplicity, so overall I favor Volman more.
I think if you studied either book, and worked hard to become proficient, you could probably succeed with either approach. A lot of screen time required, I am sure.