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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14 Qualities Good Traders Have That Most People Don’t Get

14 Qualities Good Traders Have That Most People Don’t Get

Being a good trader is about developing certain mental qualities. It is the process of constantly pushing yourself to grow better and stronger.

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Here’s What You Shouldn’t Focus On If You Want To Have A Long And Prosperous Trading Career

Here's What You Shouldn't Focus On If You Want To Have A Long And Prosperous Trading Career

I like short but insightful posts. So here’s one…

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

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

The death of certain illusions is often accompanied by a significant shift in how you approach trading.  So here’s something that will hopefully help kill one of the most pervasive illusions out there.

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A Top Reason Why Trading Is So Hard For You —In 60 Seconds

A Top Reason Why Trading Is So Hard For You —In 60 Seconds

This is a super short post.

As I sit back and reflect on my journey as a trader –where I was and where I am today– I can clearly point out the things I didn’t get right at first.

For instance, one of the fundamental lessons I’ve learned and come to accept is that control in the markets is an illusion.

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7 Deadly Thought Habits Of The Unprofitable Trader — And How To Turn That Around

7 Deadly Thought Habits Of The Unprofitable Trader

What separates the winning traders from the losers?

It’s not their accomplishments, which are just symptoms, after all. It’s the way they think.

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The Most Common Obstacle To Trading Mastery, And Its Antidote

The Most Common Obstacle To Trading Mastery, And Its Antidote

Impatience is one of the most common forms of resistance to the practice of good trading.

In a way, it represents your mind’s attempts to hold on, to solve a problem where there is none, thereby creating one in that process.

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You Won’t Stop Making Trading Errors Until You Do This

You Won’t Stop Making Trading Errors Until You Do This

We’ve all done it before… we have a plan, we come in the market well prepared, but then, we end up behaving in ways that are irrational and destructive.

It hurts! So, naturally, we resolve to behave differently in the future.

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Top Tweets For Traders #2

Top Tweets For Traders #2

In this post, I share some of my top tweets for the month of July — those that got the most Likes and interactions.

This is Top Tweets For Traders #2.

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