Hi all, Just wanted to start this thread and solicit some feedback. I have been a full-time day trader for 2 years. I was very profitable for the balance of this time, although I have hit the skids the last 2 months. Suffice it to say, that the trading system I was employing ran its course, and does not work well in today's trading environment. Unfortunately, I realized this 2 months too late, but that's part of the learning curve, and I have moved on. I'm currently trying to re-orient myself in regard to trading, and have been experimenting with several systems, to which I am just breaking even, and feel no affinity towards. My question to ET members is as follows: Has anyone out there found "mentoring" systems to be of any use ? Is there an effective reward for cost for these, or are most money-making scams ? Do mentoring programs offer any advantages over and above well-written books ? I have a mentor in mind, but the cost for his services are prohibitive. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated, particularly from those who have gone through mentoring programs. Any mentoring programs worth recommending would also be appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.