When markets are volatile it is better not to trade. Cash is a position and in cash you outperform a down market.
Technically speaking, holding a stock for longer than a single day is a swing trade. Swing trading sits in the middle of the continuum between day trading to trend trading.
Stocks are a risky asset and trading/investing in risky assets must be done with thought and deliberation. Stock selection is possibly one of the most important components to being a successful trader, making consistent profits. Before you trade a stock you should ask why this stock?
Uncertainty becoming certain in this current market and once it is gone it will present trading opportunities.
There is much concern in the markets of a US recession. This concern has brought markets down and volatility up. Currently, this concern has been an easing and the markets are in a relief really.