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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Trading Psychology — How To Develop Your Mental Edge Through Mindfulness

Trading Psychology -- How To Develop Your Mental Edge Through Mindfulness

We get tons of training in thinking and problem solving, but we rarely if ever get any training in awareness. Yet, awareness is often the prelude to any solution to our inability to be and stay consistent in trading.

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Dealing With Market Uncertainty – A Short Guide

Dealing With Market Uncertainty – A Short Guide

We all want certainty in our lives. It is a wonderful thing to have order to our lives, to know what to expect, and to feel safe, but as traders, it is not always easy to get those things.

The market likes to throw chaos our way. Uncertainty is in its nature.

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The Most Important Thing A Trader Can Have — It’s Not What You Think

The Most Important Thing A Trader Can Have -- It's Not What You Think

In today’s post, I’m going to talk about the single most important thing you need in your life if you want to be successful, in and out of the market.

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The Right Mindset — Why Traders Need It

The Right Mindset -- Why Traders Need It

While a statistically tested strategy and an efficient money management technique are essential, the right mindset is what glues everything together.

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Annoyed By The Market – A Simple Practice To Flip That Around

Annoyed By The Market – A Simple Practice To Flip That Around

It’s a common thing to be frequently annoyed by the market— let’s be honest, it can irritate the hell out of us!

But what can we do about that?

Well, often the best practice is an internal shift rather than trying to change anything from the outside.

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A Trader’s Biggest Competition

A Trader's Biggest Competition

There are many reasons why traders have a hard time being (and staying) profitable. I’ve explored many of those reasons in depth on this blog. But as of yet, I haven’t talked about our default mode of measuring and comparing ourselves (and our lives) to others.

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The Truth About Intuition And How Discretionary Traders Can Improve It

The Truth About Intuition And How Discretionary Traders Can Improve It

A few years ago, I read a fascinating article about U.S soldiers who had been on multiple deployments to Iraq. What was special about those soldiers is that they got to a point where they could predict with amazing accuracy whether or not there was a bomb on the streets waiting to explode.

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Trading — How To Deal With The Naysayers On Your Path To Consistent Profitability

Trading: How To Deal With The Naysayers On Your Path To Consistent Profitability

Trading is a tough game. It’s inherently simple but, for psychological reasons, it is very hard. You wouldn’t get paid the big bucks if it was easy.

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