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 Become a Consistent Trader―This is The Fundamental Change You Need to Make!

In this blog post, I want to discuss dedication and how it’ll make you stand out as a trader.

But let me start by giving you some tough love: You will NEVER make it as a trader if you do NOT take it seriously.

Wishing and hoping, without doing the actual work, won’t get you anywhere.

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Top Tweets For Traders #6

Here are some of my recent tweets you might have missed.

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Why Money Shouldn’t Be Your Primary Goal

This week, I’d like to talk about money and why it shouldn’t be your primary goal.

I know this sounds paradoxical… after all, we’re in this field to make money and improve our lives in one way or another. But please hear me out as I will pinpoint the very reason why people fail to be consistent in trading.

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What It Means To Play The Numbers Game

I can’t repeat it enough: Losses are part of trading! They will happen, often when you least expect it.

The challenge is to learn to accept this reality without allowing feelings of disappointment and grievances to carry on and turn into irrational fears.

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Do This And You’ll Forever Change How You Approach Trading (And Your Life)

Did you ever stop and notice what goes on in your mind when you’re trading – the kind of thoughts and feelings that arise?

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Bitter Trader, Unprofitable Trader. Here’s Why That is True, And What You Can Do About it

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of adverse situations.

Some examples might include you losing your job; you’re backstabbed by a member of your inner circle, your love interest rejects you, you lose a good chunk of your capital in the market.

Most of those situations have the potential to make us wiser, but notice how easy it is for them to instead make us bitter.

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10 Quotes From Billionaire Investor Howard Marks

In today’s post, I want to share a few quotes from Howard Marks whom I’ve been reading a lot lately.

Howard is an American investor, thinker, and writer. He’s the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management and is renowned for his insightful assessments of financial markets.

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How to Take a Trading Loss Like A Pro

My goal here at Trading Composure is to help show people what trading is all about – it’s not just about trading systems, analysis, and risk management. There’s also a mindset component to it all that too many people ignore.

And because they ignore it, they never really get to a point where they can deliver predictable results in the market.

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