For me day trade now means to find 1 or 2 trades a day at most when I am able to day trade. I don't day trade every day. The bulk of my trades since the 2007 journal closed are swing trades. For me a swing trade is at least a 1 day hold and probably 5 days to a few weeks. I have held up to 6 weeks or so. Since early Feb 2007, I have sharply reduced all long term hold style trades, i.e. buy a stock/etf and forget about it for 2 - 3 years. Long term hold trading in my retirement portfolio served me very well from 2003 through most of 2007. In particular EEM comes to mind. I know the ZB intimately and have been trading it on and off since 1994. I can't say the same for any other futures contract. I trade what I enjoy.