Just started trading with a prop trading firm. The guys I'm learning from are succesful Their approach is to learn the specialist for a specified (3-5) number of stock and trade according to what I observe him doing with the stock through out the day. I am discouraged from reading any books because my mentor believes they are a waste and garbage and to not worry about them. Just listen to him he tells me. I am eager to learn from him but I feel like I may speed the learning process and learn more by reading quality trading books. My questions to experienced traders 1) How do you find the approach to trading "the specialist" ? 2) What do you think about the no books listen to one trading groups style of trading? Any help is appreciated.