A trader is anyone that has the privilege of buying and selling currency or anything for that matter, but in the Forex market we would say that a Forex trader is anyone that has a trading account which was open for the sake of exchanging one currency for another through the Forex trading platform that is known as the Metatrader, there are other people that are into trading who are stationed in one place, these are the stock brokers who primarily trade within the floor of the stock exchange, they do similar thing to what a Forex trader does, it is just that their mode of operation is slightly different from what the Forex trader does in the Forex business.