there are longer term methods to make some money from this market and also very effective short-term trading tactics, but what matters in the end is the bottom line. Bottom line depends only on these two things 1) R:R, and 2) Win:Loss ratio. Simple as that. The only issue is how much time & efforts one can waste on a venture, that, even if correctly played, cannot generate more than what one can make in any decent business.
For longer term traders there maybe 4 to 6 trades in a year - Max, for day-traders, approximately one to three a day. Longer-term trades are for those who have inhereted a gene from vultures. Day-trading is for those who can repeatedly move two steps forward and one step backwards. But both of them often get trapped by bobbies set by central banks.
What you do in this situation is to what I said earlier, screw technicals and also screw fundamentals. Go for bigger breaks, better rr and go with major economic developments. Simple, yet not easy.