What is day trading?

Short term trades are referred a day trading or you can make short-term trades in day trading. In day trading, the trade is dome for less than one day, in an attempt to extract a profit from the financial markets. Many traders may only make one or two trades per day. While some other traders are very active and make many trades each day. Also few traders have made day trading as a part-time or full-time career, depending on the trader's style.
Many refer such type of trading as scalping however new traders should try trading on longer time frames rather than entering the market for shorter time frame because chances are that they might loose their money as these type of trading / scalping is only possible during the news release or high volatility period so beware of that.
Day trading market is very volatile and this is also good for trading because of its volatility one can earn great returns. However, for this you need have great knowledge of it.