Marcello Arrambide – Wandering Trader – October 6th, 2016
My name is Marcello Arrambide and I consider myself to be the luckiest person in the world.
I started my career day trading 15 years ago and that has completely changed my life.
Now I invest in the markets, concentrate my time training day traders that trade my money with the strategy I teach, and also run a handful of companies around the world.
I have complete freedom; location freedom, time freedom, and financial freedom.
For the last eight years (since 2009) I have visited over 90 countries and have lived in 12 countries spanning five continents. I have even visited all seven seven continents.
I am very fortunate to be able to say that I have experienced more in the last few years than I did in first 25 years of my young adulthood. I also teach others how to have their own freedom and live a life of financial freedom through day trading.
There are now numerous “Wandering Trader’s” traveling around the world.
Every month, over 300,000 people visit Wandering Trader on the web to find travel deals, inspiration, and information about unique travel destinations you may have never heard of before. I also give out free travel contacts like a list of cheap last minute operators to Antarctica.
My Story: About Marcello Arrambide
Rewind to April 11th, 1984. I was born in a small town called Merida in the third world country of Venezuela.
We came to the USA with nothing when I was very young.
At 13 years old I was already working two jobs (under the table) not to buy what I wanted, but to buy what I needed.
At 16 years old I was going to school, working four jobs, and doing extracurricular activities like soccer and weight training.
I was working for my freedom.
At 17 years old I ditched the extra curricular activities only went to high school for three classes with on the job training and worked four jobs. I was the obsessive salesman, a “fanatical entrepreneur”.
I was doing everything possible to reach my dream.
The dream of having my freedom.
When cd burning software first came out, I burned cd’s and sold them for $5 to $10 a piece. I worked at a bakery and took the leftovers to school and sold them to students (and yes teachers and administrators too) for breakfast the next morning.
Shortly after that adventure I increased the stakes by flying to New York City to find a contact in China to have purses and wallets shipped to me directly to sell. I was doing everything possible to try to obtain my freedom.
Every summer I would go out of town to take advantage of college courses to finish high school (secondary). I worked in real estate and did everything else possible to make ends meet. At that point in my life I was working paycheck to paycheck. I still didn’t know how I was going to pay for college.
Working, going to school full time, and trying to have a social life was just too daunting.
I always had to go back somewhere. I was always tied to a location. How exactly was I to obtain my freedom if I am relying on others to receive a paycheck? I wanted to be a master of my own destiny and life live on my own terms. I was never any good at receiving orders and working for someone else and I wanted to be able to work and live anywhere my heart desired.
That is when I heard about the incredible amounts of money that one could make in the stock market. I was easily intrigued, and as any other young man would want I immediately wanted to get started.
Just out of high school at the tender age of 18, I decided to take out $25,000 in private student loans (when credit was easy to obtain) in order to finance my new career. I did a little research and spent nearly $10,000 on my first trading software to start making money day trading.
Life and the definition of success were never about money for me. It was about being able to have my freedom.
- Freedom to travel the world
- Freedom to not worry about money
- Freedom to have a high quality of life
I worked full time, went to school full time, and pulled all-nighters two to three days a week, and still managed to blow through those loans in a matter of months.
I lost the entire $25,000 in student loans in one month.
I was still working for minimum wage, which at that point was $8 an hour. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pay that money back, borrow more money, or even continue day trading, since I was so busy trying to get my life in order. I wasn’t deterred, because I’ve always been a man of strong convictions (my mother calls it stubborn). I did countless hours of backtesting, spoke with an infinite number of traders, and finally reached the beginning of what I call my dream: FREEDOM.
Fast forward to today, and I have been successfully day trading in the markets for over 14 years now. I only have to work day trading in the stock market for 1-2 hours a day and have decided to help others along the way. By using the Day Trading Academy using strategies I have developed over my career, I have been able to train others to obtain their own financial freedom.
The only thing I need is high speed internet connection and a computer anywhere around the world. I decided in 2009 to start traveling and eventually reached the point where I wanted to have a new lifestyle. I embarked on a journey that has now taken me around the world many times, and the thing I cherish most in this world is my ability to live a life on my own terms.
After visiting roughly 80 countries, visiting all seven continents, and even getting kidnapped and detained in some of the most dangerous places in the world, I have decided to call Medellin, Colombia my home for the foreseeable future. I am currently starting a day trading center here in in the city of Medellin where I will be training locals to learn how to day trade. We recently also purchased a five bedroom penthouse here in Colombia to house the new center, and get everything setup successfully.
We have started offering internships at one of the most prominent universities in South America called EAFIT to train others about finance, investing, and day trading.
We are in the midst of fusing two of my passions, which are day trading and traveling by creating day trading centers around the world to create other traders that wander the world.
All of us however will forever be in the relentless pursuit of our dreams.
My Reason For Starting Wandering Trader
Just as I was looking to obtain my dream when I was young, I continue to want to help others both reaching their own dreams whether they are financial or based on travel. With this website I will be able to share everything that I have learned about traveling around the world. These are tips that I have used for the last five years to travel around the world. Whether you are looking for information for a two week vacation, or looking to change your lifestyle I created this site for you.
Join over 300,000 people who use this information monthly for their own trips.
Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that Wandering Trader would grow into such a go-to destination for travelers. Thanks so much for reading thi,s and I look forward to seeing you on the other side.
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Marcello Arrambide – Wandering Trader