Hi I want a practice futures account with a good trading platform with a good brokerage that won't rape me on spreads or commissions if I decide to go live. 1. Where do I go to get this? 2. Is there anywhere I can get a practice account without actually having to deposit money into a real account while I practice? 3. Where can I learn about the different futures? I see people talking about YM and ES and stuff, but what do those mean? 4. Are there any fundamental differences between trading futures and trading stocks? Oh, also, how are taxes on futures profits different from stocks? I'm assuming there's no wash sale rule and no PDT rule. Just a high level, one or two sentence answer will suffice. Thanks.