Author Archives: Yvan

I’ve been trading for a living since 2006.

By merging mindfulness (an in-depth study of the mind and its tendencies in the present moment), a good trading process, and an efficient business practice, I went from being a losing trader to a consistently profitable one.
Through my work here at Trading Composure, I aim at helping you do the same.

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Why Trading Losses Are Painful, And What You Can Do About It

Why Losses Are Painful, And What You Can Do About It

Let’s be clear: losses are not a problem. To look at them as problems is to take a wrong step. They’re part of this business. Everyone goes through them. You can’t avoid them. The best you can do is to minimise their impact through strategic risk management.

But, it’s true, even then, the act of taking a loss is inherently painful.

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14 Rules For Being A Trader

14 Rules For Being A Trader

Being a good trader is not about making xxx% this month or this year. It’s about developing a set of mental attitudes. When you have that, success (the durable kind) is already yours.

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Simple Guide —How To Get In “The Zone” For An Optimal Trading Experience

Simple Guide —How To Get In "The Zone" For An Optimal Trading Experience

If you’ve watched the movie The Matrix, you are undoubtedly familiar with an iconic scene showing Neo and Morpheus going hand to hand.

At one point, we see a shot of Neo taking a big hit from Morpheus which causes him to fall to the ground. They then exchange the following dialogue:

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Videos

Mind Over Market —Mark Douglas Interview

Mark Douglas is certainly one of the greatest authors of trading psychology literature. For this post, I wanted to share a video interview he did for Wise Trade TV where he discusses his ideas about trading and the market in general. This is an interview you don’t want to miss. It is full of insights and will lead you to some AHA moments.

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Six Great Lessons You Should Implement In 2018

Six Great Lessons You Should Implement In 2018

Happy New Year my friends! It’s that time of year that brings renewed optimism for change; it’s when we usually find it easier to start afresh, with a blank slate, and think about the possibilities that the new year holds for us.

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How to Follow your Trading Plan in 2018 with Laser Focus

How to Follow your Plan in 2018 with Laser Focus

Wow! 2017 has been one hell of a year. My results for trading vary a lot from year to year. Some years I’m profitable, some years I’m not. This year has been phenomenal for me, especially on the day trading side.

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I am A Trader And A Meditator —Here’s Why You Should Also Pick Up A Meditation Practice

I am A Trader And A Meditator —Here's Why You Should Also Pick Up A Meditation Practice

In today’s post, I want to share a passage from my book, Zero To Hero.

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A Top Reason Why Trading Is So Hard For You —In 60 Seconds

A Top Reason Why Trading is So Hard For You

As I sit back and reflect on my journey as a trader –where I was and where I am today– I can clearly point out the things I didn’t get right at first.

For instance, one of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned and come to accept is that control in the markets is an illusion.

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