Hi I have been doing some research for my futures and forex trading. I have some basic questions that I haven't been able to solve myself. I want to begin paper trading futures and forex. Some help would be really appreciated:
1. How do you decide which futures contract to trade for e.g. the SPI200 has a few; e.g. AP H1-SFE, AP Z1-SFE etc. (I use esignal).
2. Does interactive brokers have the margin and contract sizes for the futures contracts somewhere?
3. What are some good currency pairs to trade intra-day or swing trade during Australian hours?
4. Have I got these trading hours correct (EST [QLD] TIME)?:
SPI200 (day) 8:50am open 3:30pm close
MINI HSI (day) 11:45am open 2:30 close 4:30pm open 6:15 close
5. Do you recommend any other futures contracts that trade during the day in Australia for intra-day trading?