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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.

Our History was 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 Living is published, becomes an international bestseller
  • 1994 - with the emergence of internet, the company registers 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 is always at the cutting edge of modern markets, helping clients become better, more confident traders.

Our Service

Patricia Liu is the manager of She says: "We have only one class of service: first!"

You can expect personal care, serious answers to your questions, and unhurried attention. We want you to become one of many traders who have been our clients for over 26 years.

We know that you want to receive your order as soon as possible and in a perfect condition. We serve clients in every state of the Union, every province of Canada, and every continent in the world.

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Our Policies

You can order from us online, by phone, or via e-mail. All prices are clearly marked.

The easiest way to pay is by credit card. If you are concerned about security on the net, please call or fax us your card number, along with your name and address. Afterwards you can send us your orders via Internet and simply say, "Bill my credit card, on file." We are committed to protecting your privacy.

Many international clients prefer to pay us by wire transfer -- please call, or e-mail us for instructions. You can also pay us by check or Paypal.

We offer a 15 day money back guarantee. You have 15 days to decide to return something to us, not counting shipping time. Shipping charges are not refundable. On videos, software, and downloads we offer only a 50% cash refund or 100% credit towards any future purchases. Meeting refund rules are listed for each meeting. Everything else: 95% refund for credit cards and Paypal, 100% for other modes of payment. If you have any questions or requests, please email us or call us during business hours in New York.

We will investigate any claims for missing items within two months after the order date.

Vermont residents only add 6% Sales Tax.


Our website is being managed and upgraded by Helena Trent who also built the SpikeTrade website.

We're grateful to Dr. Konrad Krupinski, our original webmaster, who built this site as a going-away project before he left to pursue his medical training.
Founded in 1988
Tel: 800.458.0939
International: +1.718.507.1033
Privacy: the information you provide to us is confidential and secure and will not be shared or sold to anybody. To order or ask questions email us or call us during our business hours 10AM - 5PM ET