We day trade for financial freedom–what are you doing to achieve yours?
Welcome to The Day Trading Academy, where people from all over the world arrive for the best investment education and day-trading. At our core is the idea that we are stronger together than we ever would be alone. So we use an organic approach to trading where we use our own traders to teach and develop our trading strategy. We consider everyone in The Day Trading Academy to be family and continue to rely on each other to dominate the markets one day at a time, one trade at a time.
Day trading for us is not a job or profession but a way of life.
But before we go any further, let us be perfectly clear about what The Day Trading Academy is and is not. It is not about one person; It is about a group of traders that develop things together to make sure that we all succeed. In industry there are too often endless stories of secrets and deceit. If you are an experienced trader you may have been a victim of this sad practice.
We started The Day Trading Academy to ensure that we could band together and help each other succeed. One for all and all for one.
We consider ourselves an open source project where we continue to adapt to the ever changing market dynamics. Our traders do not stop learning just because they go live and are doing well. They get even better by helping to train new traders that join the training program and giving back. After all, one does not truly understand something until they can successfully teach someone else to do it. At the end of the day that is what being successful is all about: To give back to those that want to achieve their own financial freedom and success.
The Beginning Of The Day Trading Academy
Our Founder, Marcello Arrambide, started The Day Trading Academy out of the demand from other traders. An industry veteran spanning nearly 12 years of experience in the markets, Marcello has been part of many day trading companies in his career.
For roughly 8 years he was developing strategies and perfecting day trading techniques for many of the day trading companies you know of today.
He decided to leave the last company he was with due to unethical behavior by the company. He decided to see the world and began day trading and traveling. He has been to over 80 countries and has lived in 12 countries spanning 5 continents. He remembers very clearly the sacrifices he had to make in order to learn how to day trade and obtain his freedom. Taking out an incredible $25,000 to start learning, he lost that in a month buying software programs and day trading indicators that he didn’t need.
He decided that he wasn’t going to be part of a company that wasn’t really going to teach people how to trade.
This is a story that is all too common in the industry. Companies try to sell “software” and “day trading indicators” that people never need to truly learn how to trade. In order to common consistent in the markets one has to learn how to read the market with good structure to adapt to changing market dynamics. He also didn’t want to hook people into paying more and more money over time.
He wanted to teach people how to day trade so they could do it on their own and have their own freedom.
While living in Ethiopia, a few traders from the previous company he was with started to find his unique experiences traveling around the world on our sister site, WanderingTrader.com. This is where we talk more in depth about the lifestyle aspect of trading. The freedom that this profession gives you to be able to day trade from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access. Telecommunications has shrunk the world, so why stand in the same place as you always do?
He made the sacrifice to travel less and give up his part of his freedom to be able to teach others how to trade. He felt responsible for these traders as they were people that spent thousands dollars on training. Instead, they never actually received the training they were promised by the previous company.
Arrambide allowed everyone to decide how much they wanted to pay rather than charge these students more money. The financial commitment was only to ensure that they were serious about learning. This decision was on the premise that it wasn’t about the money — he was, after all, trading his own account for a living. It’s truly teaching traders to actually learn how to read the markets, understand them and be able to day trade on their own.
If you’re interested in learning more (Worry not, for it is free) about how we are able to make a living day trading, take a look at our day trading guide.