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.


There Is A Story They Tell Of Two Dogs…

Your equity curve is your mirror. You only see your own reflection.

Food for thought from a Japanese folktale called The House of 1000 Mirrors.

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Breaking Free From The Mind Movie

Just as in the movie theater, there is “you” watching a movie, in your head there is “you” watching your mind.

In the previous post, You Are Not Your Mind!, I explained how there is a “mind,” and then an “observer of mind.” 

In this week’s post, I offer an analogy that will help consolidate the ideas expressed in that post (read it before you read this one).

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You Are Not Your Mind!

Detachment is a quality any serious trader should develop.

You are not your mind!

This is the message I want to shout from the rooftops: You are not your mind!

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The Secret To Becoming A Money-making Trader

The Secret To Becoming A Money-making Trader

Think back to your childhood, when you were learning something new.

Whether you were learning to ride your bike, or solve that Rubik’s cube you spent your time begging your parents to buy you, try to capture that feeling of first discovering the thing you loved so much.

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Meditation: The new market edge?

My whole life, I was pretty much an emotional mess. I was very impulsive and neurotic. Meditation has changed that.

Do you have a practice? What’s preventing you from having one?

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Losing is part of the trading game

If you can't accept losing, you can't win!

This is a guest post by @LoneStockTrader

There is a common misconception among new traders, which is that in order to make money trading, you have to find a strategy that will almost never lose. They’re basically trying really hard to avoid losses altogether.

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The selfless nature of all phenomena

The selfless nature of all phenomena

Jill Bolte Taylor is a neuroanatomist and a New York Times best-selling author. Following her experience with a stroke, Bolte wrote My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, which recounts the insights that she has gained into the workings of her brain as she was experiencing the stroke.

Below is a TED talk that she gave, which, by the way, became one of the most viewed TED talk of all time.

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Daniel Goleman: Channeling emotions toward a productive end


Successful trading doesn’t happen when you’ve gotten rid of emotions. Rather it happens when you finally know what to do with them.

Today I bring you a quote from Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

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