Swing trading can be a much better option than day trading. You can trade stocks, currencies, futures, options, or ETFs in just 30-60 minutes each day compared to day trading. Day trading is actually a full time job.
Recently the CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission), the regulatory body that oversees the futures market as well as the forex market, issued a ruling banning 100: 1 leverage. Now you cannot use a leverage level greater than 10: 1 in forex trading. This means that you will need a large balance in your trading account to trade the Standard Lot.
Either way, leverage has always been a double-edged sword. If this amplified your profits, it could destroy your account within seconds as well. What you need to do is master trading in different markets. Sometimes you will find a good opportunity in the stock market, sometimes in the gold market, sometimes in the crude oil market, and sometimes in the options market.
As a new trader you can start from just one market. Master it, then master another then another. The basics of trading are almost the same for these different markets. So, once you master trading in one market, you can easily master other markets. This is a much better option than sticking to one market and day trading all the time.
Trading in different markets is what will work in the 21st century. Some people call it market timing, whatever name you give it swing trading is what you need to learn if you want to enjoy your life and make money from trading.