I swear it has to be hanging on to winners long enough. It is easy to screen, It is easy to study charts patterns It is easy to cut losers short (for me at least...never had a problem with the 1% rule..just program the stop) It is easy to do the studying part...the information is there. i can draw a Trend line...i have patience to stay out of th market when conditions arent good...blah, blah blah. but man...if i dont take 50% of the profits (or less) i could have every single time. This month was the worst by far. I am profitable, i did fine...but i should have cleared over 15% this month so far....i am up about 5%. I covered the day before the 200+ point rally in the dow this week...and missed out on the rest. I am up about 50% this year....but looking back, that should have been over 100% 1. Who else agrees? 2. Who has been able to fix this problem in your trading? I simply view it as a lack of personal discipline.