I've been using a simulation account with Global Futures and Ninjatrader. So far, I've been successful. In the past 24 hours, I've made over $1800 in profit utilizing only $10000 or so by just playing around with ES. I have several questions though. 1) Right now, the bid/ask is around 1124.00. Does this mean that it costs only $1124 to buy a single contract? So does this mean that I can trade futures with a $26,000 account? I remember reading somewhere before that it is not advisable to trade futures unless if the person has at least $100K. 2) How does futures margin need to be taken into account when day trading futures? 2) ES has a 50x leverage. Is there a list of futures and their leverages? Are there ones that are good to trade with enough volume and liquidity? ES seems to be the most popular on this board. Also, if there's a good guide for day trading futures and the costs associated with them, please direct me to it. Thanks.