A number of times i've seen comments on this site alluding that professional traders dont make their statements public; some talk on no solicitation for funds on such forums; some on the need for one to have more than 100 trades and so forth. But what would make one be considered to be Professional coz at some point many aspire to be! Share you thoughts here.
noun: professional; plural noun: professionals
1. a person engaged in a specified activity, especially a sport, as a main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.
synonyms: professional player, non-amateur, paid player; (informal) pro
2. a person competent or skilled in a particular activity.
'she was a real professional on stage'
synonyms: expert, master, maestro, past master, trooper, adept, virtuoso, old hand, skilled person, authority; (informal) pro, ace, whizz, hotshot, ninja; (informal) dab hand, wizard; (informal) maven, crackerjack; (rare) proficient
It is a fine line between a 'professional' and an 'amateur': a professional is one margin call away from an amateur.