Every good trader knows this because we are in the game of numbers. Simply put, You gotta know when to cut your losses. It doesn't mean to give up completely, but don't hold on to that loser just because you want to be proven right. You gotta go get a job! What is the big deal? You will be living in denial if you continue to think you can make a game of it when you have 2k in your account. That's a weak hand, and you know it. All the market has to do is to lean on you, and you will drop quicker than getting hit by a freight train. Stay positive, go out there and live. And while you are working, focus on working on a money & risk management system. Those are things you can control. If you think you can figure out the market, you got another thing coming to ya...you won't.