The best stock market books on price and volume analysis

Who am I?

I am Rubén Villahermosa, independent trader and author. My logical and rational mind led me to question the why of market movements, which allowed me to learn the principles of the Wyckoff method. I have deepened in the study of the interaction between supply and demand through high-level Technical Analysis tools such as Wyckoff, VSA, Price Action, Volume Profile, and Order Flow; knowledge that I share through my books from principles of honesty, transparency, and responsibility.


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The Wyckoff Methodology in Depth

By Rubén Villahermosa,

Book cover of The Wyckoff Methodology in Depth

What is my book about?

Are you tired of losing money in the stock market? Have you tried countless trading methods and none of them work? Get rid of everything that didn't work for you and learn a professional approach: The Wyckoff Method.

Ruben Villahermosa, Amazon bestseller and independent trader, has refined and improved some of the most powerful concepts of stock market trading and makes them available to you in this book so that you too can benefit.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Master the Markets

Rubén Villahermosa Why did I love this book?

In financial markets, knowing what the large trader is doing is vital. In his book, Tom Williams, who was a syndicated trader, taught us the main signs that allow us to identify the participation of the large traders on the chart, which allows us to make judicious analyses about where the price is most likely to go.

By Tom Williams,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Master the Markets as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Master the Markets Book contains over 185 pages crammed full of charts, analysis and powerful methodologies to help you trade more successfully.


Book cover of A Complete Guide To Volume Price Analysis

Rubén Villahermosa Why did I love this book?

The book addresses price and volume action in an excellent level of detail, providing us with a full understanding of the Law of Effort and Result with which we can assess whether there is harmony or divergence in each of the market's actions. This allows us to be closer to being able to make accurate assessments of what the large traders are doing.

By Anna Coulling,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked A Complete Guide To Volume Price Analysis as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

It was good enough for them
What do Charles Dow, Jesse Livermore, and Richard Ney have in common? They used volume and price to anticipate where the market was heading next, and so built their vast fortunes. For them, it was the ticker tape, for us it is the trading screen. The results are the same and can be for you too.
You can be lucky too
I make no bones about the fact I believe I was lucky in starting my own trading journey using volume. To me it just made sense. The logic was inescapable. And for me,…


Book cover of The Three Skills of Top Trading: Behavioral Systems Building, Pattern Recognition, and Mental State Management

Rubén Villahermosa Why did I love this book?

Professor Hank Pruden's book covers a more holistic perspective as he develops elements of system building, pattern recognition, and mental state discipline.

In the technical section he teaches us key concepts of the Wyckoff Method such as the protocolization of the development of accumulation and distribution structures through phases, a fundamental contribution to the Wyckoffian community.

By Hank Pruden,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Three Skills of Top Trading as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Praise for The Three Skills of Top Trading "Professor Pruden's new book, The Three Skills of Top Trading, is unquestionably the best book on a specific trading method and the necessary attributes for trading that I have read. His logic, understanding of human foibles, and use of the Wyckoff method of trading are broadly referenced, readable, understandable, and entertaining." - Charles D. Kirkpatrick, II, CMT, coauthor of Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Editor of the Journal of Technical Analysis, and board member of the Market Technicians Association "At long last, someone has taken the time and…


Book cover of Trades about to Happen: A Modern Adaptation of the Wyckoff Method

Rubén Villahermosa Why did I love this book?

In his book, David Weis explains the principles of the Wyckoff method from a more modern approach, adapted to today's markets.

Using simple but very powerful concepts (supports and resistance, Springs and Upthrust, effort vs. result), he gives us the necessary ideas to build our own winning trading system.

David also created his own indicator (Weis Wave), which is a great contribution to the trading community.

By David H. Weis,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Trades about to Happen as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The definitive book on adapting the classic work of Richard Wyckoff to today's markets Price and volume analysis is one of the most effective approaches to market analysis. It was pioneered by Richard Wyckoff, who worked on Wall Street during the golden age of technical analysis. In Trades About to Happen, veteran trader David Weis explains how to utilize the principles behind Wyckoff's work and make effective trades with this method. Page by page, Weis clearly demonstrates how to construct intraday wave charts similar to Wyckoff's originals, draw support/resistance lines, interpret the struggle for dominance in trading ranges, and recognize…


Book cover of Trading Price Action Trends: Technical Analysis of Price Charts Bar by Bar for the Serious Trader

Rubén Villahermosa Why did I love this book?

Al Brooks is the most influential author on the pure study of price action. His trilogy is the bible for understanding the messages conveyed by individual candlesticks and price behavior as a whole.

The book teaches us how the market moves and provides clear ideas for taking advantage of different contexts: trends, ranges, and reversals.

By Al Brooks,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Trading Price Action Trends as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A practical guide to profiting from institutional trading trends The key to being a successful trader is finding a system that works and sticking with it. Author Al Brooks has done just that. By simplifying his trading system and trading only 5-minute price charts he's found a way to capture profits regardless of market direction or economic climate. His first book, Reading Price Charts Bar by Bar, offered an informative examination of his system, but it didn't allow him to get into the real nuts and bolts of the approach. Now, with this new series of books, Brooks takes you…


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