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Vadym Graifer


Vadym Graifer is the author of Techniques of Tape Reading(McGraw Hill 2003), How to Scalp Any Market (2005) and Master Profit Plan (2005). Vadym is a frequent featured speaker at International Trader's Expos, Financial Forum Conferences and private seminars.

He is the founder of, a hands-on training company, working with a global community of individuals to achieve high levels of trading success.

Vad is a professional trader and an international private trading mentor responsible for turning around the trading careers of thousands of trader. He has also published articles and interviews in industry magazines, corporate product newsletters and trading forums.


A Bit About IF & THEN by Vadym Graifer

The idea of IF-THEN scenarios in trading is often misconstrued one. I often see it being interpreted in a sense of predicting stock's action. A trader trying to apply it in this sense tries to think in terms 'If a stock does this, it's going to do that". This approach is more acceptable if a trader thinks in terms of probability instead of certainty in which case the above sentence becomes "If a stock does this, it's likely to do that". Nothing's wrong with that as long as a trader realizes that probability is just that - a probability that is going to work in a statistically valid number of samples but will not predict the outcome of each given case... READ MORE


STOPS: Why don't we Keep Them by Vadym Graifer

With everything said and written on the subject of stops, it should be given that everyone is conditioned to keep them religiously even before they start trading. No matter what source a newer trader turns to, utter importance of stops will be underlined and emphasized up to the degree that keeping them is heralded as the ultimate key to success. We all heard adages like “Take care of your losses, profits will take care of themselves”... READ MORE


As you Name the Boat, or What is Scalping - Part II by Vadym Graifer

First, some simple definitions. There is such thing as a leg of the movement. Price moves in stages, or legs - advance, pullback, advance (let's talk in terms of long position, simplicity sake). Each advance is a leg. Another important thing to define is pullback. For our practical purposes in the case, pullback is not a simple price decline. It's important to make a distinction between meaningful price retreat and noize. We will go deeper into that when in the future we discuss such thing as setup structure... READ MORE


As you Name the Boat, or What is Scalping - Part I by Vadym Graifer

There is this Russian cartoon named The Adventures of Captain Vrungel. The characters set out for a deep sea trip and name their boat Victory. As the boat pushes off, they marrily sing "As you name the boat, so shall it float". Two first letters immediately (and unknowingly for them) drop off turning Victory (in its Russian equivalent) into Disaster.. READ MORE


Paper Trading: Waste of Time or Valid Learning Method? by Vadym Graifer

Numerous discussions of paper trading, and its value as a learning tool, usually see participants divided into two camps. One claims total uselessness of paper trading, another vows never to start without it. The scoffing camp points out the obvious limitations of paper trading... READ MORE