aside from commissions, traders that are conistently losing money are doing the wrong thing correctly. everything you are doing is the exact wrong thing. the trouble is, once you know this, it's hard to distinguish what exactly you are doing wrong. most people who lose money trading would probably be pretty happy to make money at the rate they are currently losing it. it's just hard to see what everyone is doing wrong. everyone is gonna reply to this saying "cut your losses short and let your profits run"....but it's more complicated than that. what matters to trading is what your setup is, when you enter the position, where is your stop loss, what is your exit strategy for a profit. if something like less than 10% of traders are making a lot of money, they must be doing something a lot different from everyone else. for those of you who lose money, think of what it would take for you to be very profitable. not only do you have to stop losing money, you have to start getting profits above break even. that's the exact opposite of what you're doing now.