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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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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Brain-washed series: Random distribution of outcomes

Brainwashed series part 1

Humans have an innate need to conform or to blindly believe in certain things just because other fellow humans believe those things, even if what is believed is, in fact, unfounded or blatantly untrue.

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How can traders curb impulsivity?

How can traders curb impulsivity?

A lot of us traders pride ourselves on being risk-takers. But, risk-taking tends to correlate with impulsivity – as soon as you have a thought, you act on it without thinking about the consequences.

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An Amazing 2017

An Amazing 2017

Start 2017 on the right track with this new Trading For A Living Course

If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled a lot with trading.

You’ve been wondering how some people are able to make a living trading the markets, but so far, the answer has remained elusive….

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