daytrading is GAMBLING and it is an addiction but it does'nt appear that way. it fools you into thinking: "this is wall street", i'm a trader who is disciplined and takes calculated risks in the market"..its gambling pure and simple. are you telling yourself: 1) if i only stuck to my discipline,i would not have taken the loss. 2) i am actually glad i lost alot of money,thats exactly the shot in the arm i needed in order to learn a lesson. how many shots in the arm and how many lessons do you need !!! 3)every business owner loses money at the start,thats normal..really!!! business owners don't invest on margin. 4) i need to just focus more,i am so close to perfecting my edge..pretty soon everything is going to click..it NEVER DOES ! 5) it takes years of experience to be a good trader, just like anything else..REALLY ! tell me an engineer,a a hair stylist, a salesman,a librarian, a doctor,or a teacher that loses money the first few years of their careers. 6) this is the worst:: i am going to get a home equity and start from scratch with enough money in my account that i will have more of a cushion. GET A REGULAR JOB, START A BUSINESS. anything but day trading and please do not tweek your style and start claiming to be a long term trader. the road ends the same way.