A) Hesitant, perhaps for multiple reasons, perhaps simply because Kymar is a pathetic monstrosity, he misses his intended entry (10.06); B) Reflecting some fear about showing losses on a wiggle back to where he would have preferred to have entered, and also some confusion already entering his plansâ is he scalping for pennies or intraday-swinging for market-supported re-tests of higher price levels? â Kymar adjusts his trade size, dialing down from 5000 to 2000 shares; C) With only 2000 shares, the open profits on a wiggle toward 10.13 from the actual entry of 10.08 appear humiliatingly trivial, especially after having been adjusted for commissions; D) Unsure whether meager open profits are worth taking, least of all as a scale out, and still awaiting signs of the expected re-test higher in the NQs, Kymar fails to take scalp profits even to "pay for the trade" and reduce exposure, and, by the time heâs decided to scratch the trade, itâs already a loser; E) By the time heâs decided to take the loss, itâs already pushed his account below PDT minimums: If he closes the trade, then heâs done trading for the day, and will have to go to the bank to have an account-replenishing wire sent out. (The rat-man has been meaning to do so anyway, but heâs been lazily hoping that a lucky trade or two would obviate the necessity.) F) The dead rat in the form of a half-dead man decides to sit with the trade, though his nervousness, anxiety, and self-loathing are increasing even as NXTL, the futures, and all the major indices recede. His trading software will not allow him to take other trades while heâs waiting for NXTL to bounce back to an area near breakeven, and the perception that heâs missing other opportunities makes him feel even worse. To the tune of âThe Yellow Rose of Texas,â he begins to sing âI hate myself, I hate myself, I really hate myselfâ to himself. G) At this point, he realizes just how stupid it was to dance around near PDT account minimums when heâs FULLY CAPABLE of funding his account adequately â AS IF A ZOMBIE-RAT CAN STAND ADDITIONAL HANDICAPS! H) Doesnât help the skittish, sniveling zombie that Tradestation Level 1 and Level 2 quotes have been undependable of late, or that news is breaking on the sudden death of Sen. Wellstone (RIP) in a plane crash: Kymar is feeling terribly uncertain. Also, he happens to hate himself. I) Unsure how long it will take for NXTL to recover even if it does recover, losing all hope for the trade, seeing the indices appearing to deteriorate internally, wanting just to get to the bank and wire money to his account before East Coast wire departments start closing down, and, as it happens, rather hating himself, Kymar leans towards closing the trade ASAP â but heâs temporarily hypnotized by rather obviously erroneous spreads that appear to indicate no one between 9.95 and 10.20 (!). J) A ridiculously tight consolidation (not shown) ca. 9.92 finally breaks down, and passes through the (trivial) intermediate low ca. 9.89. Taking no signs of hope from tone in the larger market, Kymar closes the trade â willfully ignoring the facts that NXTL hasnât broken the intermediate low of 9.81 (the reasonable stop reference for the intraday swing trade scenario), and that ALL the major indices are merely testing, not breaking, price support established earlier in the day. True, breadth appears negative (as shown in the red âpaintbarsâ on the NQ charts), but the raw numbers (not shown) underlying do not show severe weakness, especially relative to the time of day. K) Kymar immediately feels regret over closing the trade at just about his maximum loss level, but heads off to the bank. L) When Kymar returns home, prepares lunch, and turns on CNN to watch Wellstone tributes, he sees that the market, unsentimental as it is, has rallied strongly. Kymar doesnât even have to bring up his charting program to know that NXTL has very likely rallied at least to his original targets, and quite possibly beyond them M) He truly does hate himself.