Category: Trading Psychology

Why Trading Losses Are Painful, And What You Can Do About It — TRADING COMPOSURE

Why Trading Losses Are Painful, And What You Can Do About It — TRADING COMPOSURE

Let me be clear and direct: trading losses are not a problem. To look at them as problems is to take the wrong step. Trading losses are part and parcel of this business. Everyone goes through losses. You can’t avoid them. The best you can do is to minimize their impact through strategic risk management. […]

Core Values & Principles to Live By as a Trader — TRADING COMPOSURE

Core Values & Principles to Live By as a Trader — TRADING COMPOSURE

Guest post by Matt at TradingParadigm.com   When we enter the trading arena for the first time, there’s not typically much meaningful thought given to our own values and principles – even though these foundational elements are what literally dictate our ultimate success or failure. Instead, we tend to get blinded by enticing external elements like guru […]

This Foundational Mental Skill Will Make You A More Effective Trader — TRADING COMPOSURE

This Foundational Mental Skill Will Make You A More Effective Trader — TRADING COMPOSURE

About 90% of you will read the title of this post, and think you’ve figured out the article. 55% will read the post for 15 seconds or less, and only about 10% will read it thoroughly. A 2016 study confirmed this. But why is that? Two reasons: 1. The inability to concentrate. 2. The entrenched […]

My Worst Trading Day | A Simple Guide For Those Bad Days — TRADING COMPOSURE

My Worst Trading Day | A Simple Guide For Those Bad Days — TRADING COMPOSURE

Have you ever heard of Murphy’s Law? It’s a popular adage that states that things will go wrong in any given situation if you give them a chance. And it’s more commonly expressed as follows: Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. Now, let me tell share with you one of the worst trading days […]

Van Tharp: 20 Trading Quotes — TRADING COMPOSURE

Van Tharp: 20 Trading Quotes — TRADING COMPOSURE

I love great trading quotes, especially by those who actually know what they talk about. In this post, I’m sharing 20 lesser-known ones from Van Tharp. First, a little bit about Dr. Van K. Tharp—he was a renowned trading psychology coach, perhaps as popular as the OG Mark Douglas back in the 90s. Dr. Van […]

What’s Causing Your Fear In The Markets And How To Stop It — TRADING COMPOSURE

What’s Causing Your Fear In The Markets And How To Stop It — TRADING COMPOSURE

Guest post by The Perceptive Trader — a Forex Trader and Trading Psychology Coach   As humans, our brains contain a feature called certainty seeking, and so, they’re hardwired to predict the outcome of every event we experience in life. For the brain, there are only two possible outcomes in any given situation – safety or […]

Developing Trading Skills Is A 24/7 Endeavor—Here’s Why — TRADING COMPOSURE

Developing Trading Skills Is A 24/7 Endeavor—Here’s Why — TRADING COMPOSURE

In this blog post, I want to discuss the importance of sincere commitment and how it’ll make you stand out as a trader. But let me start by giving you some tough love: You will never make it as a consistent trader if you don’t take the craft seriously. Trading is a tough business where […]

What Winning Traders Do Under Uncertainty And High-Pressure Situations — TRADING COMPOSURE

What Winning Traders Do Under Uncertainty And High-Pressure Situations — TRADING COMPOSURE

The market likes to play with our nerves. It will do what it does best: shake as many monkeys as possible off its branches. This means that stress and high-pressure situations (as a result of uncertainty) are unfortunately inevitable–they’re just part of the game. All too often, traders are ill-prepared for this reality. In this […]

To Be A Consistent Trader You Must Go Through A Paradigm Shift — TRADING COMPOSURE

To Be A Consistent Trader You Must Go Through A Paradigm Shift — TRADING COMPOSURE

Transcript Hey, it’s Yvan here, Trading Composure on social media. I’m a professional trader. I’ve about 20 years of experience in the market; been trading for a living for the past 16 years. And on the side I create content on trading psychology—I find the topic inspiring, hyper relevant, and meaningful. You’re here, on this […]

Traders Shouldn’t Focus On This, They Should Focus On That Instead — TRADING COMPOSURE

Traders Shouldn’t Focus On This, They Should Focus On That Instead — TRADING COMPOSURE

Picture a guy walking a tightrope over the Grand Canyons. What do you think is happening in that person’s mind? Do you think he is thinking about falling? Do you think he is thinking about reaching the end of the line ASAP? Do you think his attention is strictly on the process of keeping his […]