FAQ for my new book

As most of you probably know, I published a new book last week, The Art and Science of Trading: Course Workbook, Detailed Examples, and Further Reading. You can find the book on Amazon.

I’ve received a few of the same questions from many people, so I thought a brief FAQ might give you some more insight into the book.

Is this book a second edition of your first book, The Art and Science of Technical Analysis? No, not at all. There’s no content overlap between the two books, though they support each other very well. The new book was originally intended to be a workbook for my massive, free online course. This is a completely new book with exercises (i.e., things for you to do!) to help you learn the skills of trading and to develop your own system.

Do I need both books or one of the books to do the course? No, the course is designed to stand alone. I always tell people to do the course first, get into it, and see if you want to buy one or both books. I’m very excited about this new book and I think the content will help you along the path to success, but both the first book and the course stand alone, as well.

Will there be a Kindle version? I have decided to not offer this book in an electronic version. Much of the exercise content is already available with the course in pdf format, and I don’t feel the nature of this book (a workbook) lends itself very well to the electronic format. This book will be hardcopy only.

Is this book good for trading __________ on _________ timeframe? The principles I teach will inform your work on whatever timeframe you trade. No, it would be wrong to say you can trade a 5 minute chart just like you trade a weekly, or that what is appropriate for currencies will work with no translation in stocks, but the underlying principles are the same. If you are a technically-motivated trader on any timeframe, I’m confident there’s value here for you. The book does not assume or focus on any particular timeframe or asset class.

How can I get the most from this book and your work? This is a question I’m glad I hear several times. The best and most complete program would be this: work through the course with both of my books. Each course module will direct you to readings from my first book, and the exercises from this new book will also deepen your understanding and comfort with the material. All together, as one coherent whole, I think they offer exception value and some material that you will not see anywhere else.

Where can I get the book? As far as I know, this link will ship anywhere in the world, and it should be available in other outlets and Amazon as well. If you are completely unable to get it in your part of the world, drop me an email and I will see what I can do to help.

You can read more about the book here, and check out the trading course, which now lives at MarketLifeTrading.com.


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.