So Jesse Livermore was right afterall by saying not taking loss could damage your pocketbook and your soul. I took it on the chin and finally threw in the towel on a bank stock. I made the cardinal trader's mistakes by trading big and letting losses get out of control. Basically I turned a bad trade into an "investment" until it was too late. I'm down 70% on my account YTD but I'm relived that my nightmare is finally over. I lost a boatload of $ today but I've already forgotten about it. So I'm doing well psychologically in this area but need to work on pulling the trigger fast on losses. Wishful thinking and denial got the better of me. Does anyone have similar near blowup experience? How do you learn from it and bounce back?