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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How To Practice Effectively

Mastering any skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? This 5-minute Ted Ed video explains how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.

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The Best Skill Traders Need To Cultivate Right Now

Concentration and emotional regulation is a foundational skill of the pro-trader and a training which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence

90% of you will read the title of this post, and think you’ve figured out the content.

55% will read the blog post for 15 seconds or less.

Only about 10% will read it thoroughly.

A recent study confirmed this.

But what’s at play here?

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Viktor E. Frankl’s Take On Success

Food for thought from Viktor E. Frankl.

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Around The World, Day Trading The SPY

My newest book, Around The World, Day Trading The SPY, is available on Amazon for FREE until Tuesday.

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There Is A Story They Tell Of Two Dogs…

Your equity curve is your mirror. You only see your own reflection.

Food for thought from a Japanese folktale called The House of 1000 Mirrors.

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Breaking Free From The Mind Movie

Just as in the movie theater, there is “you” watching a movie, in your head there is “you” watching your mind.

In the previous post, You Are Not Your Mind!, I explained how there is a “mind,” and then an “observer of mind.” 

In this week’s post, I offer an analogy that will help consolidate the ideas expressed in that post (read it before you read this one).

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You Are Not Your Mind!

Detachment is a quality any serious trader should develop.

You are not your mind!

This is the message I want to shout from the rooftops: You are not your mind!

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Meditation: The new market edge?

My whole life, I was pretty much an emotional mess. I was very impulsive and neurotic. Meditation has changed that.

Do you have a practice? What’s preventing you from having one?

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