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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Resist Nothing – How To Trade With Absolute Equanimity (Explained via a Short Zen Story)

Resist Nothing – How To Trade With Absolute Equanimity (Explained via a Short Zen Story)

Humanity has a rich history of storytelling. We like stories so much because we can identify with them, and use them to learn and transmit lessons. Whether real or not, they pull and tug at our emotions because we connect with them personally.

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need To Adhere To Your Trading Plan

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need To Adhere To Your Trading Plan

Following your trading plan should be your number one priority.

Okay, we all know that. But why –why is it so important to follow your plan?

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15 Quotes From Legends In Sports That Will Help Boost Your Trader’s Mindset

That Will Help Boost Your Trader’s Mindset

Being a top athlete takes a lot of grit and perseverance. Because whenever one feels complacent is exactly when one might fall flat on one’s face. So, professional sports are constant acts of pushing past limits. And not every person can manage such levels of physical and mental efforts.

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Quick Lesson — What Most New traders Don’t Get About Probabilities

Quick Lesson -- What Most New traders Don't Get About Probabilities

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 that I’ve learned and come to accept is that certainty in the market is an illusion.

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This Is The Truth About Failure, And Knowing It Will Make You A Better Trader

This Is The Truth About Failure, And Knowing It Will Make You A Better Trader

In today’s post, I want to share a passage from my book, The Essence Of Trading Psychology In One Skill

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10 Lessons From The Art Of War by Sun Tzu That Apply To Trading

10 Lessons From The Art Of War by Sun Tzu That Apply To Trading

The Art of War is a book that was recommended to me by a veteran trader back in 2006 when I had just begun trading full time.

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Compulsive Trading —Why You Do It, And How To Stop

Compulsive Trading —Why You Do It, And How To Stop It

Allow me to be dramatic for a couple of seconds: We are all slaves!

As human beings, we are slaves to substances, activities, and beliefs. We are slaves to doing; to becoming; to seeking something else than our current reality.

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3 Key Tips Before You Decide To Quit Trading For Good

3 Key Tips Before You Decide To Quit Trading For Good

“When should I quit trading for good?”

If you’re a struggling trader, I’m sure this question has been in the periphery of your mind at some point.

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