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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You want results? Focus on this!

You want results? Focus on this!

Most struggling traders focus too much on the results they want to achieve in the markets, not the processes that lead to their desired results. But, if you were to ask them, they would probably assert that they do focus on the process.

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Trading for a living: Create a lucrative trading business, travel the world, and work for less than 20h/ week

Trading for a living

Now I know what you might have said to yourself as you read the above title…

“That sounds too good to be true, but let’s check it out anyways…”

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The essential reading list for enlightened traders

The essential reading list for enlightened traders

People have often asked me to compile a list of books that have helped shape my development as a trader, and so I’ve been meaning to compile that list for quite some quite some time now.

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Duality – why you need to understand it if you want to thrive as a trader

Duality – why you need to understand it if you want to thrive as a trader

It is widely known that trading is difficult, but, to my mind, there is a misunderstanding as to why. It is not difficult because it is hard to read the markets, analyze what’s moving, and build a set of rules to take advantage of whatever is perceived as opportunities. It is difficult because it is hard to develop an aptitude to weather the ups and downs of this profession.

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Trading is Meditation

Meditating while trading the markets… Is it possible?

Pull up a chart on your screen and let’s try a little exercise.

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6 lessons my meditation practice taught me about trading the markets

Mindfulness dissolves the walls that mindlessness builds

I’ve been a trader since late 2006. I run my trading business full-time and that is how I make my living. I’ve learned more in the past 10 years than I have at any other point in my life, and I expect the lessons, the mistakes, the failures, and the successes (all intimately intertwined) to continue.

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How to deal with fear when trading

There are a couple of questions that I didn’t get to answer fairly well during the Q&A session of my presentation at the Tradersfest event organized by Rayner at tradingwithrayner.com. So I thought I’d address that here, and, think out loud for a few minutes.

Here goes….

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Top skill you need to develop as a trader

Top skill you need to develop as a trader

I receive a lot of emails these days, from people from different walks of life who are either starting their journey as traders or who have been at it for a couple of years without having experienced any kind of major success. And so, the question that I often get is this…

What are the top mental skills I need to possess to thrive in this field?”

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