Making money in all markets is doable, all you need is a solid understanding of algo behavior and price reviewed on my blog, and solid money management rules. Trade your plan, not someone else's.
All the best.
Majority (75%) of portfolio is used for long-term holds; rest is day/swing trades. Averaging UP is best method to accumulating wealth in the market. Patience (not stubborness) has taken a long time for me to learn, but has given me good gains.