I've been through many situations such as this one in the past and I've learned the hard way to stay in my positions until they are either stopped out or profit is hit. And of course when I say the hard way I mean closing out of my position because I was scared only to see the market rally and hit the area where I should have been taking profit. However today we didn't make that mistake. We stayed true to our trading strategy and because of that we had profit targets hit on all three trades.
As I told the traders in the room. These are the days that you learn from. These are the days that when you think about punking out of a position, you look back and say "wait a minute, last time I held on and it ended up being very profitable." Sure, maybe the next time you may actually get stopped out. It happens, but if you trust yourself and more importantly your analysis, then in the long run you will turn out profitable. Trading isn't about how many great trades you take, it's about how many dumb decisions you don't make.
GREAT DAY in the room today Trader's. Days like these are when you really feel like you earned your money. After all who ever said this profession was easy.