For full-time off-floor traders who mainly trade their own account, just out of curiosity - what do you call yourself or tell people when they ask you "what do you do for a living"? Here is a partial list of some of the more common titles I have heard: Daytrader - descriptive, but more and more associated with degenerate gambler. Hedgefund manager - impressive, but unless you are really managing money from institutions or off shore millionaires - it seems kind of phony. Speculator - the average person won't know what you are talking about. But, if it was good enough for Jesse Livermore..... President of my own trading company - most think import/export Trader - if you live in Chicago or NY most think you are a floor trader. other?...... This is not the most important post in the ET forum, but compared to some of the others it is certainly not the silliest either. So, what do you call yourself? Any suggestions?