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.

Stoicism Series 3-5: 30 Quotes By Epictetus For Traders

Stoicism Series 3-5: 30 Quotes By Epictetus For Traders

In today’s article, I want to share 30 quotes by Epictetus. This is part 3 of the Stoicism Series.

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Stoicism Series 2-5: 30 Quotes By Marcus Aurelius For Traders

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Stoicism is a philosophy that was developed in the times of ancient Greece, and it was practiced by many people, both powerful and not.

If you are not familiar with the philosophy and missed the previous article (Part 1 of this 5 part series of articles on Stoicism), check it out: What Is Stoicism, And How Can It Help You Become A Better Trader.

In today’s article, I want to share 30 quotes by Marcus Aurelius. This is part 2 of the Stoicism Series.

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Stoicism Series 1-5: What Is Stoicism And How It Can Help You Become A Better Trader

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~ Seneca

First of all, I want to say this: When people usually think of “philosophy,” they think talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books… So their eyes glaze over. It’s the last thing they want, let alone something they need. Especially not in trading.

But this is naive.

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The Day I Learned To Trade

All of men's miseries stem from not being able to sit alone in a quiet room ~ Blaise Pascal

I’ve been trading since 2006. For A Living! Not as a hobby…

The implications are very different. The inner battles (at least their intensity) are not the same. Definitely not!

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Ray Dalio: “The Most Important Thing A Trader Can Have Is Humility.”

If you watch the video, you’ll hear it from the man himself: “The Most Important Thing [A Trader] Can Have Is Humility.”

And it makes sense.

In short, here’s why…

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The Imprisonment That Is The Thinking Mind

In today’s short post, I bring you a quote by Osho, a controversial Indian thinker, mystic, and guru.

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25 Insightful Quotes From Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

“It’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.”  ― Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Last month I just re-read Robert T. Kiyosaki’s classic book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This is a book I strongly suggest you read for its unique depth, especially when it comes to wealth building, money management, and attitude towards money in general.

In this post, I’m sharing with you 25 inspiring and lesser known quotes I found in the book that will help you gain insight into the way you think about wealth creation.

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The Most Unconventional Way To Learn Discipline

In short, here’s how: Every day, Do things that are HARD.

Run that extra mile. Read a few more pages. Take that cold shower. Meditate a little longer. Spend a little less time on your phone.

In everything that you do, Push a little harder!

Do your best, no matter what you do.

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