Do traders scalp a portion of their position (say half) and swing the balance for a reason other than morale? I understand the frustration of hanging on to a marginally profitable trade that, if closed out, would have been a nice enough scalp yet turned into a scratch or even a few ticks worse. It seems to me that they are two distinct trades and there is not a mathematical or even logical reason that the many (most) intra-day trades are closed out this way. BTW ... I am not suggesting morale is not important or that traders who are making money should change their style. I am new enough and risk averse enough to trade a trade a single NQ contract and obviously can't bifurcate the trade.