Did you know that billionaire trader Paul Tudor Jones pays motivational speaker Tony Robbins over a million dollar each year to help him manage his mindset?
And it’s not just Paul Tudor Jones; in fact, high-level athletes will do whatever they can to have a mental edge in their respective sports.
We also see that in business, the military, and in any other endeavor that require ongoing good judgment, focus, discipline, and composure.
My name is Yvan, I am a trader and I also run Trading Composure, a blog where I discuss trading, with emphasis on the psychological aspect of it ―termed trading psychology, or investment psychology.
In trading also, mindset plays a critical role, and most institutional traders are aware of that.
Yet, curiously, retail traders have a tendency to think that a psychological edge is unimportant, or they think they already have it figured out.
And this truly puts them at a disadvantage.
If you work on your mental edge, the component of trading that everyone else is ignoring, you will be miles ahead. Guaranteed!
The Trading psychology Mastery Course is designed to help you with that.
If the program is followed with openness and diligence, you will get results.
One of the main reasons for this is that the program is not a quick-fix. It’s a long-term experiment in developing mastery over the self – the driver of one’s own life and the only ‘thing’ one truly have ‘control’ over.
Hence, more than just the fulfillment of your trading goals, the point of the Trading Psychology Mastery Course is to take action, experiment, and learn – it is to change your life.
- Meet The Instructor
- Welcome To The Trading Psychology Mastery Course 2.0
- Structure of the Course
- The Goal Of 'No Goal'
- The Power of A Pause
- Mindfulness Training Intro
- Why Combine Trading and Mindfulness
- Mindfulness Meditation ―An Overview
- Beginner Questions, Tips, and Tools
- The Workings of Mindfulness — Part 1
- Preliminary Instructions
- Practice ―Developing A Non-Volatile Attention
- The Monkey Mind
- Samatha —Additional Notes and Homework
- The Workings of Mindfulness — Part 2
- Practice — Examining Reality Through Mindfulness
- Thought and Emotional Control — A Lingering Myth
- Mindfulness — Additional Notes and Homework
- That Which Notices
- Unsatisfactoriness, Attachment, and Non-judgment
- Cleansing The Doors of Perception
- Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life
- Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life —Additional Notes
- Why Mindfulness Works
- Mindfulness Training Module Q&A
- Check Your Knowledge of Mindfulness
- Mindfulness Training Outro
- Thinking In Probabilities Intro
- The Nature of Financial Markets ―Part 1
- The Nature of Financial Markets ―Part 2
- The Implications of Randomness
- Probability 101
- The Law of Large Numbers
- Expected Value
- Overcoming Loss Aversion ―A Dice Experiment
- Putting Everything Together
- Sixty-Minute Trading Study-Case.
- Thinking in Probabilities Outro
- Live Trading Challenges Intro
- Challenge #1 ―The Mindful Trader
- Challenge #2 ―The Stoic Trader
- Challenge #3 ― The Enlightened Trader
- Challenge #4 Will Be Available on April 16th
- Focus 'Click Sound' Meditation
- Self-Compassion Meditation
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“If you view the material with an open mind, and participate fully in the exercises, this course will change the way you view the world. It has had a positive effect on my relationships, and the way I view myself. After consistently practicing ov...”→Read More
“If you view the material with an open mind, and participate fully in the exercises, this course will change the way you view the world. It has had a positive effect on my relationships, and the way I view myself. After consistently practicing over the last month, I have noticed I have become more creative with my trading. I will wake in the night and write things down in a notebook. This would occasionally happen before, but it is much more frequent since I started my mediation practice. I have had epiphanies about my behavior and its relationship to my ego. By being able to step back from your thoughts, things become clearer. I highly recommend the course. Yvan is an excellent teacher and a person of honor and integrity. ”→Read Less
“I have been meditating for past 3 years, but was not able to link it with trading. Searched all over to see how can I apply concepts of meditation to trading. Stumbled upon this by chance and would consider the best accident to happen. Yvan has b...”→Read More
“I have been meditating for past 3 years, but was not able to link it with trading. Searched all over to see how can I apply concepts of meditation to trading. Stumbled upon this by chance and would consider the best accident to happen. Yvan has beautifully designed this course. This course will be last investment in Trading psychology. What makes it more interesting is the concepts taught here are life skills that can be applied in all walks of life. ”→Read Less
“In my search for answers to my mediocre trading performance, I have tried to look everywhere and read whatever I would lay my hands on. Read most of the books on trading systems, all the standard trading psychology books, all thought provoking tra...”→Read More
“In my search for answers to my mediocre trading performance, I have tried to look everywhere and read whatever I would lay my hands on. Read most of the books on trading systems, all the standard trading psychology books, all thought provoking trading wisdom, forums, etc.. indeed they did teach me and made me aware about the method and psyche required for successful trading . However its only here at the Trading Psychology Mastery Course I finally found the answer as to HOW TO DO IT .. in a simple and organised way. It did require my commitment and dedication to complete the course as required for maximum benefit. This course has introduced me to myself and helped me in seeing my positives and negatives in a better way. Help me being in the present and I think I have benefited a lot with this course and I am able to trade in a better way. I feel so much in control of myself in general and also while trading now. Thanks, Nadeem ”→Read Less
“It is a very deep course... it's embedded so many richness in it, like savouring a beef stew made after many hours of cooking that you can taste the richness of the sauce lingering on... I read and went through the course several times to reali...”→Read More
“It is a very deep course... it's embedded so many richness in it, like savouring a beef stew made after many hours of cooking that you can taste the richness of the sauce lingering on... I read and went through the course several times to realise the richness. There are many concepts in this course, many layers and one can see how much work and knowledge Yvan has in this area. Example, in the beginning I cannot fully understand or experience the concept of "self" and perception as describe in the course, but as I went through second and third time, after practicing period of months... the words seem to hold different meaning to me, and I began to experience what it means through the sentences he used. An extract of this sentence or quote from the course - "As you continue to grow as a careful and sharp self-observer, you will begin to see all changing elements of experience without creating a concept of self. This will bring you right into the moment of direct experience of exactly what is happening, in or out of the markets, without the creation of any extra concept or mental construct. You will begin to live in your experiences free of the addiction of “I” of “self”, of “mine”." The result of practicing this course is, clarity and sharp awareness of your action so you can detach from the emotional ping pong and starts to execution consistently your trading strategy, without which, you cannot know if your strategy is being acted out completely or through impulse emotions. I can't wait to complete his second course, as I believe, the clarity through a sharp awareness with a rule based tested execution, we can then proceed with a successful and consistent trading journey. ”→Read Less
“This is one course which i would recommend everyone to enroll - Be him a trader or any other professional. The very nature of the course which Yvan has presented in a very lucid way has the power to transform lives. I can confidently say after 12 ...”→Read More
“This is one course which i would recommend everyone to enroll - Be him a trader or any other professional. The very nature of the course which Yvan has presented in a very lucid way has the power to transform lives. I can confidently say after 12 days that there has been remarkable change in my mental state. Heartfelt thanks to Yvan. The course can help you in all aspects of life - profession,relationships,mental health,trading etc. All you have to do is to trust the teacher - and as the crux of the course is - Don't jump into it with expectation. Just flow in this sea of unknowns on the guidance of experienced Yvan. You will be fine. Trust. ”→Read Less
“An excellent course in trading psychology! Not only does the course identify a root cause of trading struggles, but it also walks you through the process of how to manage the problem. Keep in mind that this isn't a magic pill. It's a learning proc...”→Read More
“An excellent course in trading psychology! Not only does the course identify a root cause of trading struggles, but it also walks you through the process of how to manage the problem. Keep in mind that this isn't a magic pill. It's a learning process, similar to the way you learned to trade. You can read all of the trading books and paper-trade all day long, but the understanding comes when you're in your live account and making real-time decisions. Follow the course. Practice it. Commit to it. Your results won't change overnight, but you will certainly look at trading in a different light when you're done. That revelation alone is worth investing in this course.”→Read Less
“This course was one of many courses and books I researched before investing my time & I am glad I chose this course. It is so practical and sustainable as it helps you create habits for continued success after its completion. I would strongly ...”→Read More
“This course was one of many courses and books I researched before investing my time & I am glad I chose this course. It is so practical and sustainable as it helps you create habits for continued success after its completion. I would strongly recommend this course as it has been one of the best investments of my time & money. It has already made a large positive impact on not just my life, happiness, and more, but also, as prescribed my trading + view of markets.”→Read Less
“Thank you for this amazing course Yvan. I am grateful to you to gave me the part I was missed in my trading career for years. it's been 2 weeks now, I have started trading back after the 2 weeks of this course and I am literally seeing the resul...”→Read More
“Thank you for this amazing course Yvan. I am grateful to you to gave me the part I was missed in my trading career for years. it's been 2 weeks now, I have started trading back after the 2 weeks of this course and I am literally seeing the results already within me when I trade and the profit. It is great course I would recommend to any one who are really serious on trading. I enjoyed completely the course materials also. Thanks again Yvan. Thushani Raj ”→Read Less
“The course has impacted positively my trading by bringing awareness to my monkey mind habits during live trading. The awareness is impacting my life in general where I am making better choices. I would recommend it highly to every trader I know. ”
“The course has impacted positively my trading by bringing awareness to my monkey mind habits during live trading. The awareness is impacting my life in general where I am making better choices. I would recommend it highly to every trader I know. ”→Read Less
“Thanks Yvan for your effort in putting this informative course together. If I wanted to design a trading mindset course I would definitely structure it the way Yvan did. The sequence of the exercises are very affective and powerful, which help ...”→Read More
“Thanks Yvan for your effort in putting this informative course together. If I wanted to design a trading mindset course I would definitely structure it the way Yvan did. The sequence of the exercises are very affective and powerful, which help traders become aware of their emotions,habits and subconscious self limiting beliefs that affects trading performance. Mindfulness is the ultimate tool that keeps traders present and aware in the moment without having him/her getting hijacked by their thoughts, emotions and self limiting. The course is a must for every serious or professional trader.”→Read Less
“Taking this course is by far the most important thing I've ever done in my quest for making money as a trader. And I've done pretty much everything you can imagine. The course deals with trading psychology at the deepest level, using meditation...”→Read More
“Taking this course is by far the most important thing I've ever done in my quest for making money as a trader. And I've done pretty much everything you can imagine. The course deals with trading psychology at the deepest level, using meditation as a tool to provoke chances in your behaviour. This might sound too odd for you, but it works! We all know that discipline is the main key in order to be a profitable trader, and yet irratic and inconsistent behaviour in the markets delude so many traders, traders that know what to do, but just can't do it. The course is very well set up by the author. The chapters are well spoken/written and the sequencing are perfect. Very professional indeed. The author are very easy to get in touch with and replies very fast to mails. This course makes so much sense and should be a must for every aspiring trader.”→Read Less
“I enjoyed the course and I have already seen results in my everyday life with a calmer mind. Yvan even took the time to send me a very in-depth email to help with a trading issue. I highly recommend taking this course.”
“I enjoyed the course and I have already seen results in my everyday life with a calmer mind. Yvan even took the time to send me a very in-depth email to help with a trading issue. I highly recommend taking this course.”→Read Less
Reason #1 ―
For All Traders.
First of all, it’s worth mentioning that the Trading Psychology Mastery Course is perfect for any traders, retail or institutional, no matter their level of experience, style, or market they trade, whether they’re already profitable or not.
Everyone will find something useful in it to help them improve their game and bring their trading to the next level.
Reason #2 ―
Mastery of Attention (Necessary In The Pursuit of Any Goal).
In this day and age of technology, everything around us seems to be conspiring to make our powers of concentration weak and pendulous… which actually hurts us in trading in more ways than you can even begin to imagine.
If your concentration is weak and your attention volatile, I’m willing to bet that it’s very hard for you to be (and stay) disciplined in trading.
In the Trading Psychology Mastery Course, we’ll begin by working on developing your powers of concentration via a very simple exercise. This will help you reclaim your attention so that following your trading plan and sticking to your process becomes less of a struggle.
But trading aside, training your attention will also prove to be instrumental as you pursue any other goals that are dear to you.
Reason #3 ―
Develop Emotional Maturity.
Emotional maturity is the ability to identify and manage your emotions. You’re responding to them with wisdom rather than reacting blindly. Doing so automatically makes you a better actor in the market.
Emotional maturity also makes you better at recognizing subtler patterns in the market – since you’re in tune with your own emotions, you’re able to notice (with better accuracy) when the emotions of others are out of balance.
Emotional maturity is such a key factor in trading. In my experience, there is no way to navigate the market successfully without it, yet, many people are lacking in this area. No wonder, then, why consistent profitability in trading remains so elusive.
In the Trading Psychology Mastery Course, we’ll work on developing emotional maturity and you’ll learn exactly what to do with your emotions as you go through trading’s inevitable ups and downs.
Reason #4 ―
Not Just Another Mindfulness Course…
Meditation and mindfulness are woven into almost every aspect of the Trading Psychology Mastery Course.
Now, you might ask: “There are countless meditation apps out there, so why should I choose your course to learn mindfulness?”
Most meditation apps offer extremely stripped down versions of mindfulness and focus on the relaxation aspect of the practice. But, more than relaxation, mindfulness is inherently about confronting certain realities and training your mind.
So, I’m glad to say that The Trading Psychology Mastery Course offers more than the typical meditation app, not even mentioning the unlimited email support that comes with it – email support that is tailored to where you’re at in your journey.
But, perhaps, more importantly, The Trading Psychology Mastery Course has been designed to fit the realities of trading, which are unique in their own ways.
So it’s not just another “mindfulness course”, it’s a highly practical program merging mindfulness, probabilistic thinking, and top-performance practices, all in a quest to help you better understand your mind and the traps it sets up for you in trading.
Reason #5 ―
Meditation is not so much about learning facts… instead it’s about practice… and ideally you want someone with a strong practice to guide you and give you direct cues appropriate to where you’re at in your practice.
I am an experienced meditator – I’ve spent quite a fair amount of time in monasteries studying the art of meditation with some of the world’s most renowned meditation teachers – U pandita, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Goldstein, just to name a few.
I hate self-proclaiming myself as an expert… in truth, I’m a student at heart, and will always be. But it just so happens that, thanks to my background, I have a few things that I can teach you, and this will act as a fertile ground which will help your practice flourish.
I’ve also decided to bring in a certified meditation teacher with over 2000 hours of teaching experience. That person also worked as a project manager for one of the leading meditation apps on the market, and she’s agreed to lend her voice for the guided meditations in the course and has also helped in creating the lessons.
Teaching is an art. It really is. It’s so easy to make the teaching process robotic and uninspiring… and that’s not the point.
In dealing with topics like meditation and mindfulness, I really think you can’t teach it if you don’t live it yourself in a deep way. If you want to really transmit the deep essence of this ‘thing’, you have to live it… 24/7… Or else it doesn’t work.
Same thing when dealing with trading: Preferably, you want to learn about trading from an actual trader who understands from experience what constitutes a successful approach to trading. And I can confidently say that I can do that.
Reason #6 ―
Actual practice… Not Some Grandiose Abstract Theory.
The Trading Psychology Mastery Course is highly practical. We’ll go through some theories, of course, but at every step, I’ll offer an opportunity to practicewhat we’ve discussed, either via exercises or simple thought experiments.
This will help you connect the dots.
This means that I don’t want you to complete the course and discard it. Instead, I want it to change your way of thinking; I want it to become part of you.
Reason #7 ―
A Catalyst For Some Fundamental Life Changes.
If you do the course wholeheartedly, it will disrupt your ingrained patterns and open up a space in which real, fundamental changes can begin to occur.
What does that have to do with trading, you ask?
You see, trading is not separate from your life, it is part of your life. In the market, you are acting out your conditioned responses. Some of those responses were learned over the years via the circumstances you found yourself in – going back to the day you were born – while others were probably transmitted to you via your genes.
In any case, change is possible. Not only is it possible, it is a requirement. Or else the market will keep reflecting back to you your inflexibility and inability to adapt, and trading won’t be viable for you.
But, as you begin to change some of your conditioned responses (not overnight but over time), you change your life and the way you approach trading. It’s all connected.
Reason #8 ―
A New Module on How to Think in Probabilities.
If you’ve been trading for a while, you know the importance of a probabilistic mindset. Everyone talks about it. But, curiously, nobody actually shows you how to practice and develop such a mindset. And nobody talks about its implications.
In this new module of the course, we will do just that – we’ll discuss topics like probability, expected value, the law of large numbers, randomness (what it really means), and we’ll see the far-reaching aspects of those concepts.
But make no mistake: I will not explain probability in any sort of academic way. I’ll explain it for the layman, the way I understand it… and it’ll be more than enough. You do not need some genius mathematically-oriented mind, just a little bit of willingness to learn and some time to practice, in order to let those concepts seep into your bones.
This module alone will improve your trading 10x as you’ll know exactly what is realistic for you to expect from the market and from the endeavor of trading. You’ll learn to make rational, probability-based decisions, and you’ll also learn radical acceptance of the outcome… again, not via some grandiose theories but through direct experience.
Reason #9 ―
A Healthier Approach to Trading.
The entire course is geared toward helping you realize an approach to trading based on openness, curiosity, thirst for growth, and self-actualization.
You’ll also learn to invite more peace and gratitude into your life. All of that will make trading a hell of a lot more enjoyable, and profitable.
Reason #10 ―
Sixty-Minute Live Trading Study-Case.
It’s not enough to work with concepts and theories. Practice is what helps you connect the dots in your mind.
In the course, you’ll get to sit with me for an hour and we’ll go through a typical example of how to apply, in live trading, everything that you’ve learned.
You’ll see how a very basic, rudimentary trading strategy can (and will) make money overall if it’s traded with discipline.
Reason #11 ―
Four Mind-Blowing Live Trading Challenges.
The study-case above will then set the stage for four Live Trading Challenges.
This will be your turn to practice everything you’ve learned. Those challenges will invite you to step into a new identity – that of a professional and consistent money-making trader.
The challenges will be as follows:
- Mindful Trader
- Stoic Trader
- Enlightened Trader
- God Mode
Each challenge shouldn’t take you more than 2 months to complete (the typical amount of time it takes you to form a habit). But if it does take you longer, it’s fine. The beautiful thing about these challenges is their flexibility.
Reason #12 ―
Professional Video Quality? Yes, please!
In a quest to make the course more enjoyable, easier to consume, and memorable, the videos in the course have been beautifully made by a team of professional video editors.
This means top-notch video quality, with smooth image and video transitions.
Subtitles are also available on all videos.
Reason #13 ―
A Gamified Experience.
The lessons in the first version of the Trading psychology Mastery Course were delivered to you in a strategic manner so as to encourage practice, patience, and self-reflection.
But with this new version of the course, I’ve decided to add another element: The gamification of the whole experience.
This will make the progression fun, so that you can stay motivated as you work your way up through the different lessons and exercises.
You won’t find useless babbles in the course, just straight to the point actionable information, delivered to you in a systematic way.
Reason #14 ―
The Trading Psychology Mastery Course is an experimental project, and you are part of the experiment.
In short, I’m attempting to quantify market success by instigating my own study. You’re given a certain set of sound and foundational principles to understand and work with, as well as challenges you have to undergo ―and, as said above, the whole experience is gamified to keep you motivated.
When you’ve completed the program, you’ll be presented with a survey ―I will want to know if the course has worked for you; if both your state of mind and trading performance have improved.
After some time, if the data that I gather through this simple survey overwhelmingly support what the course is designed to do (which I highly suspect it will), I’ll eventually make that study public.
This means that I’ve designed this program to be straight to the point and result-oriented. I’m not here to impress you with a packed course but empty promises.I want you to get results! If you do, this will also benefit me.
So, it’s a win-win situation.
This is the first course of its kind, and to take it is to be a pioneer.
Reason #15 ―
Cut Your Learning Curve.
The trading Psychology Mastery Course will cut your learning curve and help you save an enormous amount of time and energy.
You see, in this day and age, if you’re looking to learn something, you either have to become:
1. A clever sorter of information,
2. A clever manager of time.
Yes, information is available for free on the internet these days, but this has generated a whole new problem for us: Finding good, dependable information about a subject can be similar to finding a needle in a haystack.
So, you can either spend dozens to hundreds of hours Googling, digging information, getting frustrated with conflicting information and unanswered questions, and after a long time, connect the dots and figure it all out.
Or, you can spend a little bit of money and get access to dependable and organized information from a reliable source, all laid out for you, step by step, in a systematic way.
In the end, remember, the most valuable asset on the face of this earth is time.Not money.
Reason #16 ―
Join A Tribe of Growth-Minded Traders From All Over The World.
In the previous version of the course, there was a Facebook group for members to interact with one another, but people weren’t very active in there. Most members would rather send me questions directly to my email, or ask them in the comment section in the course, even though it would have been beneficial for them to share among themselves.
In this new version of the course, I’m putting some new incentives in place to encourage people to be more active in the group.
My goal is to make this community the best meeting place for traders who understand and acknowledge the importance of mindset.
Reason #17 ―
Q&A and Unlimited Email Support.
There are two Q&A sections in the course, with over 100 answered questions.
But, if you have a question that I haven’t answered, just shoot me an email any time, and I’ll get back to you as fast as I can.
Reason #18 ―
Guided Meditations For Traders.
When you get the course, you also get access to an ever-growing collection of guided meditations specifically designed for traders.
Just to name a few:
- Dealing With a Loss meditation
- Letting Go of the Idea of Money meditation
- No Ego meditation
- Gratitude meditation
- Focus meditation
- Fearlessness meditation
- Connect to your goal meditation
And you can use them at your convenience.