I have alot of swing trading experience with stocks over the years and would like to transition to day trading sometime in the next few years. The problem is, all my money is in retirement accounts, so because of the 3 day settlement rule, day tradeing one of those accounts would not be practical, and i don't have 30k to open a margin account. So the question is, where can i dip my toes into the day tradeing world with a small account (2-10k), and not get them cut off because of the leverage and slippage! I need to be able to bet small to learn to stay alive. A demo account would be great, but at some point that's like playing poker with matchsticks So it appears i need to chose between forex or futures..Any of you guys been down this road?