By Larry Pesavento, Article Posted On Mar-7-02 8:51 In Mark Douglasâ classic book, âTrading in the Zoneâ, one of the four primary fears of trading is leaving money on the table. It happens every time we trade with the only exception being that rare occurrence when you happen to get filled on the exact high and low! Leaving money on the table is as natural as breathing. Just like taking a loss is natural. The accomplished trader will forget the last trade faster than a speeding bullet. Trading is about probabilities and risk control. Leaving money on the table does not enter the equation. Many traders, especially neophytes, have a tendency to engage in self-deprecation. Extracting money from the markets is a difficult task without the added burden of excessive baggage brought to the table for a pity party. Be kind to your self at all times. You must be your own best friend and constantly remind yourself to do the right thing. Always trading and protecting your capital is your source for profits. Trading is a journey not a destination so trade on, trade on, trade on!