Dr. Alexander Elder is a professional trader based in New York City. He is the author of a dozen books, including Come into My Trading Room(Barron’s 2002 Book of the Year) and Trading for a Living, considered modern classics among traders.
Dr. Elder was born in Leningrad and grew up in Estonia, where he entered medical school at the age of 16. At 23, while working as a ship’s doctor, he jumped a Soviet ship in Africa and received political asylum in the United States. He worked as a psychiatrist in New York City and taught at Columbia University. His experience as a psychiatrist provided him with unique insight into the psychology of trading. Dr. Elder’s books, articles, and software reviews have established him as one of today’s leading experts on trading
Dr. Elder is the originator of Traders’ Camps week-long classes for traders, as well as the Spike group for traders. He continues to trade and is a sought-after speaker at conferences in the US and abroad.
Elder.comwas founded by Dr. Alexander Elder in 1988 and originally named Financial Trading Seminars. From the start, the company focused on providing education for serious traders. Here are just a few of our milestones:
1988 – first seminar, presenter – John J. Murphy, author of bestselling Technical Analysis
1989 – the company starts producing VHS tapes on trading, among the first in the world
1993 – Trading for a Livingis published, becomes an international bestseller
1994 – with the emergence of internet, the company registers elder.com and goes online
1996 – the first Traders’ Camp in the Caribbean
2004 – Spike group born in a Traders’ Camp
2007 – the company starts producing webinars for traders, among the first in the world
2011 – the company becomes involved in producing ebooks for traders