here is a link to a good teacher and mentor. Jim Dalton. i have not paid for his services, but i have plenty of friends that have. He is not going to teach you to scalp though. U don't want to scalp from AZ...i scalped futures for a long time and i don't do that anymore (and i live 10 minutes from the CME).
What do you expect from a Mentor? If it is a secret method that will make you millions, you will be disappointed. A mentor should guide you to find you own strategy. One you will develope youselt that you will trust.
It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.
I'm not sure why you need one in AZ. Because the methods are usually available here Futures.io or via the internet.
But Greg Delasendro is in Phoenix his site is www.TradingFaith.com
He uses mostly Fibs to teach a scalping method but if you need basics he can do that.
I am not associated or connected in any way with him.
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You are absolutely right they dont need to be necessarily in AZ. For some reason I was thinking sitting behind someone might help me learn. Really anyone that is a successful scalper and can prove it would be great to shadow.
Yeah as far as scalping vs other time frames...great question. I think mentally I really enjoy the speed and precision that is required. Perhaps its the instant gratification. However I have recently began studying volume profile and auction market theory which is a bit more of a swing to longer term time frame.
I really dont have a great trading plan which is my biggest problem. I have a ton of experience and knowledge. I have been successful previously playing pivot points on futures and picking some basic stocks and going long. Id really think that was more lucky than anything.
Dont hesitate to give me a shout when you get down here. Will go hit the sticks and chat up the markets.