I think mentoring is good. I have learned a lot on my own, but I had a hard time actually executing trades. I knew how to do it, but I was kind of lagging in pulling the trigger, so I decided to take a course in trading, taught by a real trader who actually makes a living at it. i got the course cheap, and it has definitely opened my eyes to trading. I believe it has been a big help. There are so many rumors about trading, why this why that why not to do this why not to do that. Sure trends get overbought or oversold, we all know that, and an RSA or Stochastic can tell us that, so can moving averages, so can price action, it’s all good! Technical analysis tools can be trusted if used right… Don’t matter if it is an indicator telling you or price action, it is your knowledge that makes the difference. Just look at the 5min chart, watch the candlesticks as price gets bid up or down, who is in there doing it, people like you and me bidding and offering, sure the smart money is there, but so are we, right behind them., it is pure auctioning. Getting in there and actually pulling the trigger is best thing to do after basic training but with paper money first, then when your ready go for the gold.