Runaway Trader Challenge
OK. Screw it. I quit.
I finally said it. And now I'm doing it!
the bonds of the workaday world and am now attempt the
financial equivalent of running away to join the circus or exploring
the world from the oily decks of a tramp steamer. Except in my intrepid
scheme, adventure travel meets online stock trading.
When I say I'm
leaving the workaday world I'm
not talking about a 7-day vacation in Cancun or raiding my savings
account so I can bum around Europe for a couple of weeks. Nor am I
planning to pick grapes in Italy or teach English in Japan to pay for a
single room in some flophouse. Anybody can do that.
I'm talking about traveling the
world "in style" by creating an inexhaustible supply of money that can
propel me on a non-stop trek around the globe.
doesn't that grab your attention? Sure it does. Well here's the pitch:
Today’s dazzling array of computer
products and Internet services has enabled millions of
ordinary mortals to earn serious cash through online stock
trading. But even better, there's no need to be chained to a
30-lb. desktop while you stare at an unblinking monitor all day long in
trader can now skip town with little more than a laptop computer and an
ATM card in his rucksack and finance his wanderlust with online stock
trades on the go—from practically
anywhere on the planet. And that's what I'm doing.
my life as an author and journalist and I'm now roaming the
world—all made possible by new millennium electronic
technologies. I’ve selected some of the most exotic and
fun-filled locales I can find in the U.S. and abroad. Each location
will demonstrate the dependable reach of the World Wide Web.
And the wilder, the woollier, the better.
I’m good, I’ll enjoy the high-life at ritzy ports
of call and I may never come back. One week I'll be eco-diving between
stock trades in Manado, Indonesia and the next I'll be trekking in the
footsteps of Tenzing Norgay to trade online at an Internet cafe on Mt.
Everest . Or, I might be trading and tanning my haole buns amid the
pristine coral reefs of Oahu’s famed Hanauma Bay.
And if I
screw-up? Well, I suppose you'll find me changing dirty linens at a
Motel 6 in Poughkeepsie or actually earning my passage back home by
swabbing decks on that tramp steamer. Actually, that scenario is not
too far fetched, since if I hadn't committed one of the most egregious
trading errors of my stock market career I would have left months ago.
But, I've learned my lessons.
Runaway Trader Will Answer the Question:
Can I travel the
world and pay for my decadence with online stock
trades as I go and return home with more money
than I started with?
That's Menado Indonesia
One of Charlie's ports of call
fate, you can follow my trading, travels and foibles and get the skinny
on all the computer and related gear that will make my world-wide
trading mission possible. And, if you like, you can send me your photos
that demonstrate that online stock trading is possible from practically
anywhere on the globe. Whether you’re a day trader, swing
trader, momentum trader, or something in between, I'll publish your
stuff and we'll make the whole world a richer place.
Sure, I wish
you could go with me on this trailblazing wireless journey. But think
of it this way: I’m hoping you'll learn enough from this site
that someday soon, you’ll be trading away in Margaritaville
like I am (or getting rich right at home). Runaway Trader can make them
both happen. Ahhh . . . the
wonders of modern technology.
where’s Charlie? Who knows? Check my blog. The epic
journey is now underway!