You are NOT a trader, the markets don't need you at all. Markets may function perfectly without you. You are an speculator, those evil creatures who jack up oil prices, and short good companies into bankruptcy. Or so the media says. If you can't handle the fact that you are an speculator, without picturing yourself as evil; you'll have a hard time making profits, since you may try to trade (or speculate) when really there are not clear chances.