Trading Composure’s set of trading psychology solutions is destined for mature traders who:
- are over the frivolous get-rich-quick phase;
- understand the importance of mindset;
- are serious about developing self-mastery;
- are willing to do the work to take their trading to the next level.
And on that path, I will help you to the best of my abilities. But understand that I can’t do the work for you; therefore, I can’t be held responsible for any lack of results or any loss of money you encounter in the market.
Also, nothing I share is financial advice. Your trading is your responsibility.
My humble aspiration is to help you live an examined life, to show you what it means in the first place, and to guide you towards a path in trading that’s hopefully more profitable and fulfilling.
My approach to trading psychology is mostly based on mindfulness.
I have studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for many years, on and off intensive months-long retreats.
I’ve lived the monastic life for well over 6 months and have personally studied meditation with a few renowned Gurus, Rinpoches, Roshis, Sayadaws, as well as secular teachers from the Western world.
I understand the practice of meditation, its intricacies, and how to teach it properly. But mindfulness is not a be-all, end-all solution to everything―and in my work, I don’t pretend it is.
Mindfulness can help you deal with your thoughts and emotions in a more productive way. It can help you develop a base level of awareness that can help tame some of the typical self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent you from being consistent in the market.
Personally, it’s been instrumental in my own development as a trader. It’s helped me embrace change, develop an integrated understanding of uncertainty, and cultivate equanimity in the face of harsh worldly realities.
That said, my experience with the practice is in no way a guarantee for you. Please understand that mindfulness can’t do miracles. And neither can I.
Mindfulness might not be beneficial for you if you are struggling with mental health issues, for instance. As well, I’m not a health professional, so I can’t help in that regard.
If you’re struggling with mental health difficulties, or if you are in any doubt, please contact your mental health provider for further assistance.
But even if you don’t suffer from any mental health issues, mindfulness is still not guaranteed to work for you because it is not a quick fix.
Mindfulness meditation won’t miraculously turn you into a consistently profitable trader. What the practice can do is help you develop a set of qualities needed to thrive in the market, not right away but over time. And it must be coupled with other focused efforts to win the game of trading.
But, on its own, it doesn’t guarantee you anything, just like the market doesn’t guarantee you anything, or even life for that matter. This has to be understood.
To reach your desired results in trading, you have to put in the work, you need to develop a trading system with a positive expectancy, you need to take the trades that the system identifies, you need to constantly manage your risk…. and meditation is simply an aid as you pursue those goals.
Again, as said above, trading can cause substantial financial risk and is not suitable for everyone. I can’t be held responsible for your decisions.
Your own trading is your own responsibility―you are responsible for all the risks you take in the market, and you should not trade unless you fully understand the nature of the transactions you are entering into and the extent of your exposure to losses.
I always advocate placing asymmetric bets with small controlled losses and position sizes, so that you can make a lot of mistakes, learn the ins and outs of trading, learn to master your own psychology, and not blow up as you do.
But I can’t force your hands to adopt these best practices, I can only guide you―you are responsible for your own actions.
All in all, the information I provide on this website or elsewhere is intended for informational and educational purposes only. At all times, understand your risk, be a responsible actor, and tread accordingly.
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