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.
Short Posts

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 will make this post short but, hopefully, it’s insightful.

Picture a guy walking a tightrope over the Grand Canyons.

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Long Posts

The Trader’s Guide To Happiness

The Trader’s Guide To Happiness

For most of us, our ultimate goal is happiness.

That is why we trade.

We want more time and money so that we can manufacture happiness for ourselves and the people we care about.

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Why Is Trading So Simple, Yet So Hard —And What You Can Do About it

Why Is Trading So Simple, Yet So Hard —And What You Can Do About it

This is a blog post I originally wrote for Paul Koger over at Foxy Trades

Why is it so difficult to succeed as a trader?

Great question, right?

Let me start by eliminating one wrong answer commonly thought to be true: It’s because people can’t find a reliable trading system.

This can’t be true.

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Quotes

24 Inspirational Quotes For Traders

24 Inspirational Quotes For Traders

No one ever said being a trader was going to be easy. Well, okay. Maybe the scammers…

But, whether you’re in the early stages, or barely breaking-even, there will be times when you will ask yourself if this whole trading thing is even worth it.

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Long Posts

Become A Master At Trading: A 5-Step Process

Become A Master At Trading: A 5-Step Process

[This is an old post from 2015 that I’ve recycled and updated. It was originally written in its entirety on my iPhone while I was at the airport waiting for my flight. ]

For many, the key to achieving consistent profitability in the markets has to do with hard work, persistence, vision, focus, confidence, courage… but I’m here to tell that these are all by-products of something else — something much more powerful that we can all develop.

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Short Posts

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

Do This And You'll Forever Change How You Approach Trading

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

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Trading Is A Serious Business –A Quick Post On Why You Should Start Treating It As Such Now

Trading Is A Serious Business --Here's Why You Should Start Treating It As Such Now

To succeed as a self-employed trader, you need two very distinct skill-sets:

First, as a self-employed business owner.

Second, as a professional trader.

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A Powerful Meditation Technique For “Busy Traders” (It’ll Take You 60 Seconds Or Less)

A Powerful Meditation Technique For "Busy Traders" (It'll Take You 60 Seconds Or Less)

Ok, I get it, you don’t have time to set aside for a meditation practice.

Wow, really?

Ok, let’s assume it’s true.

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