heres my situation: I'm fresh out of college and would like to get into futures trading. Currently no job, but I do have some cash and networth in the form of property in asia. I've been market depth trading stocks / stock indices for the last few months but dont have the required 25k $ to qualify for pattern day trading. I feel like its been hindering me to constantly have to wait for settled cash, or just worrying about tying up my cash on break-even trades. I believe I can day trade futures with much less than 25k? is this true? If futures is the right choice for me, could anyone recommend a "beginner" futures platform? I will be attempting to move a little bit of volume, but probably wont be paying any crazy 1000$ monthly fees for a superb trading program (or should I?). I took a look at IB and transact futures (suggestions while I was browsing). THANKS! help me get started!!