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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The Trader’s Guide To Happiness

The Trader’s Guide To Happiness

For most of us, our ultimate goal is happiness.

That is why we trade.

We want more time and money so that we can manufacture happiness for ourselves and the people we care about.

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Become A Master At Trading: A 5-Step Process

Become A Master At Trading: A 5-Step Process

[This is an old post from 2015 that I’ve recycled and updated. It was originally written in its entirety on my iPhone while I was at the airport waiting for my flight. ]

For many, the key to achieving consistent profitability in the markets has to do with hard work, persistence, vision, focus, confidence, courage… but I’m here to tell that these are all by-products of something else — something much more powerful that we can all develop.

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Do This And You’ll Forever Change How You Approach Trading (And Your Life)

Do This And You'll Forever Change How You Approach Trading

Did you ever stop and notice what goes on in your mind when trading – the kind of thoughts and feelings that arise?

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Trading Is A Serious Business –A Quick Post On Why You Should Start Treating It As Such Now

Trading Is A Serious Business --Here's Why You Should Start Treating It As Such Now

To succeed as a self-employed trader, you need two very distinct skill-sets:

First, as a self-employed business owner.

Second, as a professional trader.

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What You Need To Know About Discretionary Trading Today

What You Need To Know About Discretionary Trading Today
This is a blog post from 2016 and I’ve updated it to make it more pertinent.

Aspiring traders will often start their journey with a discretionary approach to trading, where they get to decide which trades to make and how to manage them, based on the information available at the time.

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3 Remarkable Ways Music Can Enhance Your Trading Performance

3 Remarkable Ways Music Can Enhance Your Trading Performance

I am by no means an expert on classical music, but I enjoy it thoroughly…

In fact, every day when I wake up, my routine is exactly the same: I meditate, brew myself some nice coffee, turn on my workstation, then I load some classical music on Spotify while glancing over the news and setting myself up for the opening session.

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10 Insightful Quotes From The Go-Giver, By Bob Burg And John David Mann

10 insightful quotes from the go-giver by bob burg

It’s no secret. I’ve always been very honest about how I run my trading business.

What I’ve realized a few years is that no trading strategy is foolproof. Whatever you trade, drawdowns will eventually happen!

That’s just part and parcel of this business.

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Why Traders Should Meditate — 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Why Traders Should Meditate — 9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Meditation

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now.

Although a lot of the earlier studies were flawed and yielded unreliable results, more recent reviews have pointed out many of these flaws with the hope of guiding current research into a more fruitful path.

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