I am planning to become to day trader/swing trader. Do I need to claim to be a professional trader in order to avoid the wash sell rule( http://www.fairmark.com/capgain/wash/ws101.htm )? It is possible for me to play a stock frequently? If you have traditional job and invest money on stock market on your spare time, then you quit your job and become a day trader, is the tax rate same for full time trader and investor with a job? Thank you very much!