Hi @Armageddon, I cant agree with your assertion that we are all traders, not in the commonly accepted meaning of those terms anyway. You have redefined them somewhat to support your argument I think !.
Investopedia says the following about traders and investors:
A trader is an individual who engages in the buying and selling of financial assets in any financial market, either for himself or on behalf of another person or institution. The main difference between a trader and an investor is the duration for which the person holds the asset. Investors tend to have a longer-term time horizon, while traders tend to hold assets for shorter periods of time to capitalize on short-term trends.
An investor is any person or other entity (such as a firm or mutual fund) who commits capital with the expectation of receiving financial returns. Investors utilize investments in order to grow their money and/or provide an income during retirement, such as with an annuity. An investor puts capital to use for long-term gain, while a trader seeks to generate short-term profits by buying and selling securities over and over again.
By those definitions I am most certainly an investor and not a trader.