I've read this forum and books on trading psych but never thought it was that big of a deal (I don't daytrade but do invest in options). But when I went to Vegas for a few days recently, I got a good taste of psych pressures. I started with $400, got to $800, down to $300, up to $1100, down to $150, up to $2100, then up to $3000, then up to $3,300, then down to $1,800. So I left with $1,800 off of $400 in the end but the psych rides were tough. When I went from $3,300 to $1,800 my seratonin must have dropped to negative. My point is that you all have my empathy on what you must go through every day.