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BK001 Step by Step Trading
The essentials of computerized technical trading
Dr Alexander Elder (Author)

This brief book will introduce you to self-organization and risk management, but zoom into technical trading tools.  We’ll cover indicators, several trading systems, setting profit targets and stops, and much more.

What’s unique about this book is that all of its charts, tools, indicators, and systems have been programmed and are waiting for you at  If you have different software, you can still use this book because its concepts are universal.

DO NOT buy this book if you are a paid-up member of StockCharts – they will give this book to you.  If, on the other hand, you’re looking for trading software or have another package you like, this book is definitely for you.

Most beginners jump into trading unprepared.  They remind me of new skiers who hop into a gondola and ride to the top of the mountain without a clue how to ski down its slopes.  Even if you already have some experience, you’ll find much that is useful and surprising in this book.  On the other hand, if you’re already a professional trader, this may be too basic for you, and I’d refer you instead to my main book, The New Trading for a Living.

My goal in writing this book was to help you avoid common pitfalls and master the key principles that will serve you for the rest of your trading life.  Thanks to, you’ll be able to start using my templates and tools without delay.

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List Price: $8.99  


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April 3, 2017 – Customer Rating:  
Thank you Dr. Elder, this is an excellent material, helped me to organize my knowledge and sort out missing links. I had the same approach to trading just because of the lack of the experience I was struggling to frame it and define it in best usable way!
Great eBook, with Fresh New Trading Examples - A must Read !!!
May 19, 2015 – Customer Rating:  
I really enjoyed this ebook and even more that Dr Elder used Stock Charts for his examples. :-) The book is full of great tips in Trading and for me on this book he provides a new and very clear example of the 2% and 6 % rules - The Iron Triangle and how to use it effectively. It finally clicked for me. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn and/or improve your trading techniques. Lin C.
Elder's Value Zone produces results
May 6, 2015 – Customer Rating:  
I have been investing and trading since 1994 and find this an excellent tutorial. With a single click on the charts in the book you are taken to the chart in StockCharts where you can save it and use as a template for your own trading. I was able to write scans in Schwabs Screener Plus a component of Street Smart Edge to find Elders value zone, the zone below or between two EMAs. With a daily automated scan value stocks appear ready for buy/sell action. Elder explains how using Keltner channels can dramatically improve buying at the most favorable low price and selling at the top. I recommend this book.
March 31, 2015 – Customer Rating:  
this book is very good for learners
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