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About the Author

Alexander Elder, MD, is a professional trader and a teacher of traders, based in New York. He is the author of several best-sellers, considered modern classics among traders. He also wrote books about Russia and New Zealand.

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. He is the founder of the Spike group whose members share their best stock picks each week in competition for prizes. He continues to trade and is a sought-after speaker at conferences in the US and abroad.