Have been working hard at becoming a competent and consistent day trader for three years. The good news is that I am now at a point where I expect to consistently earn about 1% of my account size per week. The bad news is that I'm struggling with some decisions about some very important things. I have daily/weekly/monthly goals, and--like all of you--just HATE giving back profits. If I hit my goal by 11 am, like I did today, I stop trading. If I hit my weekly goal, like I did today, I stop for the week. If I hit my monthly goal, like I did by February 24th, I stop. While it is great locking in profits, it's not so great to be (I would hope, anyway) leaving some very nice money on the table--and it's eating me up. I also know--from first hand experience of course--that if I continue trading past my goal and end giving back even a small amount, then THAT eats me up. If it matters, I average about 3.25 trades per day, win rate just over 50%, average winner is twice the size of the average loser. Position size is 5% of portfolio with goal of getting to at least 7.5%. Thanks for reading and any suggestions. A.