My swing trading has suffered in this sideways market, but I have neither the time nor the stomach for full-time day trading. I haven't really tried day trading long enough term to compare it to my swing trading results, which are modest but consistent. When I do day trade, I like to exploit mass hysteria like the "homeland security" momentum plays a few weeks back. Otherwise, I trade the QQQ mechanically and look for price/volume breakouts on specific equities. I believe strongly trending (in one damn direction) days are suitable for swing trading, whereas schizoid days like today are better for day trading, Of course, your success will largely depend on your trading style and strategies, etc.