Welcome to Day Trading Academy where people from all over the world arrive for the best day trading and investing education. We use an organic approach to trading where we use our own traders to teach and develop our trading strategy. We are not trading advisors but instead teach new students how to use a trading system. At the core of our values is the idea that we are strong alone, but stronger together. We consider everyone in Day Trading Academy to be family, and continue to rely on each other to dominate the markets one day at a time.
Day trading for us is not a job or profession, but a way of life.
We day trade for financial freedom. What are you doing to achieve yours?
Day Trading Academy isn’t just about one man creating a strategy and sharing it. It is about a group of traders that develop things together to make sure that we all succeed. Too often in this industry there are endless stories of secrets and deceit. If you are an experienced trader you may have been a victim of this sad practice.
We consider ourselves to be an open source project where we continue to adapt to the ever changing market dynamics. Our traders don’t 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. At the end of the day that is what being successful is all about; giving back to those that want to achieve their own levels of success and freedom.
Meeting with our Master Traders that are day trading and traveling around the world
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The Beginning Of Day Trading Academy
Our Founder Marcello Arrambide, started Day Trading Academy out of the demand from other traders. An industry veteran spanning nearly 17 years of experience in the markets, Marcello has been part of many day trading companies in his career.
For roughly eight 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 their unethical behavior. He wanted to see the world and began day trading and traveling. He has been to over 110 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. This is a reminder that trading is risky and you can lose a lot of money trading. We need to take this as a serious business and not just as a hobby or “part time affair”.
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 remain 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 achieve true freedom in their lives.
While living in Ethiopia, 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 or the lifestyle everyone looks for when they want to learn to trade. To have the kind of freedom that this profession gives you to be able to day trade from anywhere in the world means all you need is internet access.
He made the sacrifice to travel less and give up this part of his freedom and tradijg to be able to teach others how to trade. He felt responsible for these traders as they were people that spent thousands of dollars on training.
They never actually received the training they were promised by the previous company.
Instead of charging these students more money, he opted to allow everyone to decide how much they wanted to pay. This decision was on the sole premise that it wasn’t about the money. It’s truly teaching traders to actually learn how to read the markets, understand them, and be able to day trade on their own. The financial commitment was only to ensure that they were serious about learning.
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Growing and Creating Day Trading Army
Before long, word spread that Marcello was teaching and the program grew to unimaginable levels. More and more traders were becoming consistently profitable. The Congressive Trading Strategy used by all the students at Day Trading Academy was built to be simple, efficient, and adaptable.
The importance was placed on learning how to read the market and being able to adjust to it. Marcello also took into account that everyone is different and is going to trade based on different comfort zones, risk tolerances, and speeds of development. The Learning How To Trade Project was created to perfect the education process.
This allowed traders to get from not knowing anything about the markets, to being consistently profitable as fast as possible.
Day Trading Academy now has a full fledged training program for brand new traders, advanced traders, or just traders that are looking for some consistency. We use our successful Master Traders to be able to come up with new techniques, help adapt to market conditions, and train our new in-house traders. Yes that’s right, we put our money on the line by training traders to trade with our money.
As we are updating this page we are in our day trading center in Colombia where we are actively teaching upwards of 30 traders. We have started internships with the most prominent university in Colombia called EAFIT. We use our incredibly effective one on one Military Training, online curriculum and classes, and day trading seminars to allow our traders to reach heights not seen before in the industry.
DTA Training Program and Congressive Trading System
What good is a system if you have to rely on a company in order to use it? We don’t sell any software that you have to rely on or indicators that you have to use. Our goal is to be able to teach you how to read the markets. We use students that have been through the training program and are trading their own accounts live to help us teach the program. We never hire any employees, and never have anyone teach that isn’t really trading live. This is one of the reasons why we have had so much success with our program.
Our Congressive Trading System allows traders to be flexible on how they want to trade. The flexibility allows for enough adaptation to the current market conditions. Our traders are able to make money in any kind of market conditions including sideways choppy markets, low volume markets, and even strong trending markets. For those of you that are new to trading we are actually able to make more money when the market is going down, and the world is in a crisis.
This is why it has never been a better time to learn how to day trade.
We want to make sure that you learn how to trade based on what you’re comfortable with. We compound that effective form of learning by giving you access to our Master Traders so you hear from others that have been through the same thing you have. By hearing different concepts from unique points of view one is able to learn much faster. Our goal is to be able to have you learn how to understand the market.
By building discipline and psychology into the training program, it ensures traders are learning the right behaviors. Our focus is to make you a successful trader no matter what kind of strategy you are using.
Our training program lasts a minimum of three months to ensure that every trader has enough time to grasp the system. We also make sure to only offer limited availability into the program. We always want to make sure that every single person is a good fit for the program. Because all of us day trade our own accounts we want to make sure that we are going to be teaching people who are serious about achieving their financial freedom.
Once someone becomes a member of the program we provide absolutely everything that we have to offer. As we mentioned before DTA is a family, not a day trading company.
The Curriculum and Trading System
Trying to learn how to day trade is hard enough, so we aimed to make everything as simple as possible. Instead of having a million different indicators and having our charts look like a rainbow, we make everything as simple as possible. We trade with a limited number of indicators and only trade off one chart. Many of our experienced traders now use charts that have absolutely zero indicators on them. We base our analysis off price action, instead of indicators.
The curriculum is split into four sections; beginner, intermediate, advanced, and pro. We take beginners from not knowing anything about day trading to being masters of the markets. We can also train experienced traders that are still looking for consistency, and teach them concepts they may have otherwise not known about. We go from simple concepts with technical analysis like support and resistance areas, trend lines, and price action to more advanced concepts like trading psychology, emotional intelligence, and high probability trades with at least a 2:1 reward vs risk.
The first part of the curriculum is 19 chapters long. The intermediate section is where one learns taking more advanced setups, learning how to maximize risk management, and even learning when not to take trades and adjusting, as well as maximizing profit targets.
Live Trading Room and Review Classes
We hold classes two days a week to cover important topics and watch the market live together. Remember that we aren’t trading advisors we simply teach how the Congressive system actually works. We use this time to reinforce important concepts and also introduce new ideas and solidify them. We talk about the live market as they happen and make sure to assist traders in identifying market structure and price action, as well as micro and macro momentum. Our goal with these classes is to give traders the skills needed to trade on their own, and possibly even help us teach new traders once consistency is reached.
Many of our students have become even better traders by teaching others and running these classes. We don’t require that traders teach classes, but we have that option available in case a trader does want to continue to develop their skill. By giving you the ability to trade on your own, and not rely on any software or indicators you will be able to day trade at any time you want from anywhere in the world.
After our live classes we have review classes where we cover any questions you may have. Our review classes last anywhere between an hour, to upwards of three hours. We keep an open forum to discuss any topics that our traders want covered. After all, it is about helping you become consistent, and not continue to review the same information over and over again.
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In-depth Video Library
We record all of our live trading classes, review classes, and daily market recaps which are then uploaded into our video library. We do this on purpose to ensure that you can still learn how to day trade, even if you have a full time job or go to school full time. We have one of our Master Traders, James aka ‘Ice Man’, which became one of our best traders by only watching the recorded videos. He didn’t even attend one live class and he was still able to reach a level of profitability by watching just our class recordings and market recaps. That is how thorough our video library is.
We also have years of market recaps and videos available for review to allow all of our students to learn to trade on their own time, and at their own pace. We ensure that anyone can learn at their pace.
Future of Day Trading Academy
We have a lot of exciting plans since we have now perfected the education process. We are starting day trading centers around the world, with our first being in Colombia and the second most likely in Brazil. Two of our traders from Colombia actually broke records when they were able to go live 3-4 weeks into the training. Want to be clear here that for most it takes much longer. We have had one trader who took 9 years to become consistently profitable. We also are making the centers available to everyone in our training program to create an even higher level of consistency. We look forward to creating a unique group of tight knit traders around the world.
For us this is about having the lifestyle that we want to live. We aren’t millionaires, because we choose not to be. We would rather have enough money to not worry about money. This allows us the time to spend with our families, travel, or do anything else that our newfound freedom allows.
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