Alexander Elder (born in Leningrad, Soviet Union), is a professional stock trader, living in New York. He 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 also wrote Rubles to Dollars — a book about the transformation of Russia.
Elder was born in Leningrad and grew up in Estonia, where he entered the Faculty of Medicine of the Tartu State University at the age of 16. At 23, while working as a ship's doctor, he jumped a Soviet Union 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 a 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 psychology and in the use of technical analysis with money management.
- Elder, Alexander, The New Sell and Sell Short: How to Take Profits, Cutting Losses, and Benefit from Price Declines. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63239-0, revised edition of his Sell and Sell Short. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. ISBN 978-0-470-18167-6
- Elder, Alexander. Entries & Exits: Visits to Sixteen Trading Rooms. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley, 2006. ISBN 978-0-471-67805-2
- translated into French as Entrées et sorties : visite guidée de seize salles de trading Publisher: Hendaye [France] : Valor, 2007 ISBN 978-2-909356-64-8
- Elder, Alexander. Rubles to Dollars: Making Money on Russia's Exploding Financial Frontier. New York: New York Institute of Finance, 1999. ISBN 978-0-7352-0062-3
- Elder, Alexander. Trading for a Living: Psychology, Trading Tactics, Money Management. New York: J. Wiley, 1993. ISBN 978-0-471-59224-2 Held in 342 libraries according to WorldCat 
- Translated into Chinese as 以交易为生 / Yi jiao yi wei sheng 机械工业出版社, Beijing : Ji xie gong ye chu ban she, 2010 ISBN 978-7-111-30251-3
- Translated into Spanish as Vivir del trading : psicología, tácticas de trading, gestión del dinero España : IdeasPropias], 2004 ISBN 978-84-9745-079-9
- Translated into Polish as Zawód inwestor giełdowy : psychologia rynków, taktyka inwestycyjna, zarządzanie portfelem 1998, ISBN 978-83-87286-35-4
- Tranlsated into French as Vivre du Trading : psychologie, tactiques de trading, money management
- Elder, Alexander. Come into My Trading Room A Complete Guide to Trading.ISBN 0471225401 New York: Wiley, 2002. Study guide for this book is ISBN 978-0-471-22540-9 Held in 832 libraries according to WorldCat 
- Translated into French as Entrez dans ma salle de trading : guide de trading complet Hendaye : Valor éd., DL 2004 ISBN 978-2-909356-37-2
- Translated into Russian as Трейдинг с доктором Элдером : энциклопедия биржевой игры /Treĭding s doktorom Ėlderom : ėnt︠s︡iklopedii︠a︡ birzhevoĭ igry2010