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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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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If You Understand This, You’ll Significantly Improve Your Trader’s Mindset

Significant life changes often accompany the death of certain illusions

Significant changes often accompany the death of certain illusions. So here’s something that will significantly change the way you think of your trader’s mindset — thereby improving it.

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What Your Mind Tells You When You Lose Money, And What You Can Do About it

What Your Mind Tells You When You Lose Money, And What You Can Do About it

Emotional pain is one of the most common ways that our mind reacts to a loss, or a string of them.

Below is a list of common questions/ comments your mind makes when you lose, which often stir up or intensify unpleasant feelings.

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What You Need To Know About FOMO

All You Need To Know About FOMO

You’ve undoubtedly experienced the fear of missing out before – dubbed FOMO.

But really, what is FOMO; what are its physical and psychological implications? And how can you free yourself from it and, by the same token, improve your trading performance?

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One Simple Emotional-Management Tip For Traders

One Simple Emotional-Management Tip For Traders

I don’t know how long you’ve been trading but I’ve been doing it for over 10 years now. After everything is said and done, what I’ve noticed is that the endeavor is purely psychological in nature.

Now, you might be saying, “Well no, a market edge and a risk management plan have to come first. Without those, there’s no trading, only gambling.”

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40 Solid Tweets For Traders That Will Make You Think

40 Solid Tweets For Traders. Number 39 Will Make You Think

This week my Twitter audience shot past the 10k mark.

For this occasion, I’d like to share 40 of my most recent Tweets.

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Stoicism Series 5-5: How To Be A Stoic Trader In 6 Steps

How To Be A Stoic Trader In 6 Steps

So in the previous posts, I shared some quotes from some of Stoicism’s major leaders – Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus, and Seneca.

If you don’t know what stoicism is, and if you want to know who these people were, check out part 1 of this 5 part series of articles: What Is Stoicism And How It Can Help You Become A Better Trader

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