I have a two fold question, but first, an elevator intro.
I am a private FX trader, have been since 2001, mildly profitable, enough for us to not be eating baked beans each night (although there is a lot to be said for it at times, yum).
The catch? I had cancer 5 years ago, brought on by long hours trading and living the corporate jungle lifestyle concurrently. Health is all good now, but give me a run of late nights, and the bright lights of hospital beckon back again, the most recent with pneumonia after a month of fruitful European and US session trading sessions.
This has me looking for new markets to trade that are liquid during the Aussie business day, don't have huge entry barriers and are timezone friendly. I am a tech swing trader, holding period between a few hours to a couple of days.
So the 2 questions:
1. What markets do fellow Aussie traders trade that provide good liquidity during friendly hours?
2. Of those markets, which provide low entry costs? I don't ask because I trade tiny, but rather I prefer to forward test a live account for a decent time (don't get me started on the whole demo account argument) before switching markets full time.
My initial reaction was CFD's or options, but any advice would be most appreciated.
I hope all have had a great weekend (even if we did have to watch the Kiwi's win the World Cup).