Hi there, lurked for a while, time to ask a question. New to futures trading. Done the stock thing for a while, not for a living (not doing futures for a living either..hah) Been going at futures for two weeks. YM, 1 car at a time, tight stop losses (10-15 pts). Up about $350 post-commish in 7 days of trading which encapsulates a lot of learning. running a win:loss of 21:28 on my trades with a $84/-$50 gain/loss average. Not fantastic by any means, but I was up and learning. Just for the record, yesterday was a really active day, 1/3 of my trades were on that day. Trading a mix of price watching/SR and pivot lines combined with using stochs for entry/exit confirmations. Today I'm down $600 so far. 5:11 for today. Trading too much (16 trades in 3 hrs?!), everything is going against me. At some point in the last three hours it was time to get out and call it a day. I was obviously tilting and making dumb trades, too many trades, and just not thinking properly When was that point? I need to know for future days like this. Was it perhaps when I started opening up my stop losses to 30 pts "cbeause I was getting spiked out every time"? Was it when I lost $200 on the day? Was it when I hit my desk so hard my laptop turned off? I'm guessing all of the above. How should I determine when that time is? What do you do? Normally my emotions are relatively in check, but today brought out some anger which I need to evaluate. Maybe I'm just too inexperienced to trade todays chop? The ATR is so wide today that I'm just getting stopped out all over, and the trends aren't holding. Still fuming...any advice is much appreciated. I'm reading this forum now to glean more information.