Yes, you are a NOOB! You NEVER EVER EVER cut yourself off to the upside, only to the downside. That is, if you only take your method trades, you keep going until the day is done. If you run into a day where you can do no right, you then should shut it down and watch and learn and figure out what was different and really analyze it. I've got almost a decade and a half experience daytrading, I don't mean to sound condescending but this is what I know from many years in the game.