Info about Runaway Trader
Runaway Trader is a Web log created by Charles Wetherall,
a self-taught stock trader
from suburban Minneapolis, who finances his adventure travels with
“on-the-go” online stock trades. His globe trotting itinerary
demonstrates the world-wide dependability of today’s electronic
gadgetry that has enabled him to trade wirelessly from exotic
destinations anywhere in the world.
Want to write a story about Runaway Trader? Feel free to quote
directly from any writing on this site. You may want to look first
at the Who's Charlie? page. While this
FAQ is by necessity incomplete, you do get a sense that I've spent a lifetime in the
communications media, including radio, television, newspaper,
magazine and book writing. For a more complete rundown with names
and places, check my bio. It's nestled inside my
me with any specific questions. We could also arrange a phone
If you do write about this madness, please drop me a note. If you're
writing for a print publication, I'd appreciate a copy.
You could get started with one of these hooks:
It's an idyllic idea, a peripatetic holy grail. The notion
that today's wireless Internet technologies allow savvy surfers to
simply pack up and runway—
and earn their keep as they travel. No, not by earning
minimum wage picking grapes in
Beaujolais or teaching English
to junior high kids in
Japan. That's been done to death (see
Work Your Way Around
The World by Susan Griffith). I mean earning serious cash, the
kind that Internet stock trading readily provides. And now, it can
be reliably done from anywhere on the planet.
Pervasiveness of the Web.
Is there really an Internet café in Timbuktu? Can you actually
day-trade stocks in a base camp Internet cafe high on Mt. Everest? How has the Web
changed travel - and staying wired while you're overseas?
American abroad in a changing world.
Considering the current state of world affairs, is it safe to
visit Islamic countries such as
Egypt? What about the tensions in Israel? Is there any place left
on the globe that hasn't been touched by the Internet? By
As a former newspaper
reporter and magazine editor, I'd be delighted to hear from you.