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 Won’t Stop Making Trading Errors Until You Do This

Body Awareness- The doorway out of the prison of blind reactivity

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 destructive.

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

The entrenched belief is that the way to change behavior A is to begin behavior B.

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Videos

How To Practice Effectively

Mastering any skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? This 5-minute Ted Ed video explains how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.

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The Best Skill Traders Need To Cultivate Right Now

Concentration and emotional regulation is a foundational skill of the pro-trader and a training which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence

90% of you will read the title of this post, and think you’ve figured out the content.

55% will read the blog post for 15 seconds or less.

Only about 10% will read it thoroughly.

A recent study confirmed this.

But what’s at play here?

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Quotes

Viktor E. Frankl’s Take On Success

Food for thought from Viktor E. Frankl.

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The Truth About Willpower Revealed *Hint- Alone It Won’t Make You A Profitable Trader*

Studies show that we’re fighting urges every second of every moment. And approximately half of the time we're losing the battle.

Let’s say you enter a trade, and minutes later, your stop-loss is close to being triggered. There are many things happening in your mind at that very moment.

Part of you knows you shouldn’t remove the stop-loss (that’s the more rational part of your mind), but there’s another part urging you to remove it – A.K.A the impulsive part of your mind.

The reason you end up removing the stop-loss is that you’re relying on willpower to save your butt.

But as we’ll see, this doesn’t work so well.

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Long Posts

Back To Basics. How To Go through Losses Without Losing Your Mind

Be like water and you will know what harmony is

Sometimes a short story can teach much more than an entire book.

In today’s post, I want start by sharing the story of a young martial arts student who was under the tutelage of a famous master.

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Extremely Short Guide – How To Become An Emotionally Stable Trader (really)

We think we react to events in the outside world, to memories, thoughts of future, etc., but in fact, in each and every moment, we are constantly reacting to sensations within our body.

This is an extremely short and straight to the point guide to becoming an emotionally stable trader.

I won’t bore you with the same old platitudes – control your risk, don’t overtrade, follow your plan…

Those are all very important. But you all know that, right?

Ok, great… What else is new?

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Around The World, Day Trading The SPY

My newest book, Around The World, Day Trading The SPY, is available on Amazon for FREE until Tuesday.

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