To swing trade is to hold positions for 1-3 days or more. Any less than 1 day would be day trade. (well duh XD) Now, every few days there are news releases like NFP, GDP, Interest Rate adjustments etc etc which will cause markets to jump. (FX gap 100-200 pips, ES jump few pts?) Won't it be rather dangerous to hold trades during those times? If say you trade EuroFX with 50-100 pips S/L...if your trade is down 20 pips already, a news spike of 100 pips would blow past your stop doesn't it?