My first and biggest concern would be to make sure that I'm making a profit. If I'm making money at it, I don't care what anyone thinks. They can call me a bum, a parasite, a recluse, anything they want. How about a technical analysist, a technical trader or a commodities trader. I don't think you'd want to call yourself a swing trader. I used to take a book titled "Swing Trading" with me to read while I was with the moms waiting for my kids at dance lessons. It took me a while before I figured out why a lot of the moms were giving me dirty looks.