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.


Stoicism Series 2-5: 30 Quotes By Marcus Aurelius For Traders

The things you think about determine the quality of your mind. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Stoicism is a philosophy that was developed in the times of ancient Greece, and it was practiced by many people, both powerful and not.

If you are not familiar with the philosophy and missed the previous article (Part 1 of this 5 part series of articles on Stoicism), check it out: What Is Stoicism, And How Can It Help You Become A Better Trader.

In today’s article, I want to share 30 quotes by Marcus Aurelius. This is part 2 of the Stoicism Series.

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Stoicism Series 1-5: What Is Stoicism And How It Can Help You Become A Better Trader

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. ~ Seneca

First of all, I want to say this: When people usually think of “philosophy,” they think talking or lecturing, or even reading long, dense books… So their eyes glaze over. It’s the last thing they want, let alone something they need. Especially not in trading.

But this is naive.

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Top Money Quotes For Wise Traders

In trading, your lust for money will lure you into making decisions you'll eventually regret.

I love great quotes. They inspire, motivate, encourage, give direction… Especially those from famous businessmen, thinkers, and maybe celebrities.

Check out some of my favorite money quotes below.

I hope they can help you change your attitude towards money in a positive way.

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The Most Common Obstacle To Trading Mastery, And Its Antidote

In trading, patience is not just a virtue. It’s gold! Sometimes you can accomplish the most by doing nothing.

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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The Day I Learned To Trade

All of men's miseries stem from not being able to sit alone in a quiet room ~ Blaise Pascal

I’ve been trading since 2006. For A Living! Not as a hobby…

The implications are very different. The inner battles (at least their intensity) are not the same. Definitely not!

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Ray Dalio: “The Most Important Thing A Trader Can Have Is Humility.”

If you watch the video, you’ll hear it from the man himself: “The Most Important Thing [A Trader] Can Have Is Humility.”

And it makes sense.

In short, here’s why…

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How To Deal With A Loss In Discipline

setbacks are just part of the process.

Have you ever experienced a loss in discipline after a period of consistently following your plan; of consistently doing the hard (but right) thing over what merely feels good and easy?

I know how it feels. I’ve been through that and it’s certainly discouraging to fall out of your good habits.

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The Imprisonment That Is The Thinking Mind

In today’s short post, I bring you a quote by Osho, a controversial Indian thinker, mystic, and guru.

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