I've traded solo for my entire career, however in the last 6 months or so I did a bit of collaborating via phone and in person with a part-time trader who had a similar way of looking at the markets. I found that the quality of my ideas, work ethic and preparation was far higher when we were working together, even though it was typically only a day or a few hours at a time. It was stimulating and motivating, and got me performing far better than usual. That got me thinking that I could perhaps significantly boost my overall trading performance by collaborating with another trader on a long-term basis. Unfortunately this guy lives abroad, and has a day job and other commitments, so he can't take it any further than a little part-time stuff mainly over the phone or online. Also I get the sense he doesn't quite have the ambition and killer instinct to really push things as far as possible. So, at the moment I don't know any suitable candidates, but I'm interested in finding one and trying a collaborative effort. My questions are, firstly has anyone tried this, and if so what were your experiences? Secondly, what would you say is the best way to find someone suitable. Third, what kind of setup would you recommend (at the moment I am just thinking in terms of idea-sharing, rather than setting up a fund or something).