Star Traders

Star Traders Who is Dr. Alexander Elder?


t is our pleasure to present one of our new productions under the name of “Star Traders” to briefly spot on the biographies of personages for those who have created big names in the financial markets.

The first article is dedicated for focusing on Dr.Elder’s life and the role he plays to make a real improvement in the technical analysis science.

Alexander Elder,MD, is a professional trader and is known as the teacher of traders, based on New York. He was born in Leningrad and grew up in Estonia; he entered the medical school at the age of 16. When he became 23 years old, while working as a ship’s doctor, he jumped a Soviet ship in Africa and received political asylum in the United States.

In New York City, he worked as a psychiatrist and taught at Columbia University. It was said that, his experience as a psychiatrist provided him a unique insight into the psychology of trading.

Dr. Elder is the originator of Traders’ Camps -week-long classes for traders. He is also the founder of the Spike group whose members share their best stocks picks in competition for prizes.

His books, articles and software reviews made him one of today’s leading experts on trading psychology, technical analysis and money management.

Elder is the author of Trading for a Living, Come Into My Trading Room and Entries &Exits, best-selling and well known among traders. First published in 1993, these books have been translated into Czech, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian”.

He continues to trade and is a sought-after speaker at conferences in the US and abroad.


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