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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Creating a trading system using the scientific method

success is a science... if you get the conditions right, you get the result

This month, we saw a series of rallies and marches known as The March for Science [#marchforscience on twitter] across more than 600 cities worldwide. And so, it’s a good time to remind you all what the scientific method is all about and how you can (and should) apply it to trading.

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Distractions and trading performance: what you should know

You can't do big things if you're distracted by small things

A wise millionaire trader once told me this:

“Anyone who can do something else (text or surf the internet for example) while trading is simply not giving the trade the attention it deserves.”

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Past/future obsession: How it’s killing your trading performance

Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known for translating and popularizing Eastern philosophies for a Western audience.

Below is an insightful quote from him…

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Why you should set your expectations straight when trading

At the end of the day, the fact that trading is a process (a journey composed of successes and failures) is one of the most important elements of this endeavor you need to recognize and grasp. Whatever you do, as you keep on growing as a trader, expect process, not outcome.

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7 ways mindful traders have a psychological edge in the markets

Consistency is in your mind
When you can quiet your mind, and be quiet in your mind, you will eventually come to realize that you are not quite your mind….

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Executive function skills: why you need to develop them – and fast!

The executive function lives in a little chunk of your frontal lobe

In a nutshell, the ability to trade successfully (the ability to do what needs to be done for the sake of your longer term results) depends on something called executive function, which lives in a little chunk of your frontal lobe.

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The Original Mind and its empty nature

This is a passage from a short book I’m currently reading. Ajahn Chah, the author, explains beautifully in few words what afflicts us as humans. And to my lack of surprise, it’s something a lot of people fail to explain in, sometimes, 300+ pages books…

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How to build lasting wealth in the markets in 4 easy steps

How to build lasting wealth in the markets

The year is 2006, it’s 3 a.m. on a Sunday, and my work shift just started. Graveyard shifts are always hard on my system and I’ve had barely 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hour period. Needless to say, I feel exhausted, lifeless, and on edge.

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