If you want to invest your money in something, you don’t always have to buy or sell stocks. You can buy bonds, funds, and even commodities like gold to grow your money as those securities gain in value.
Yet some savvy investors and traders prefer a different method of investing. Instead of your typical exchange-traded securities, these individuals only buy and sell foreign currencies on the foreign exchange (or Forex) market.
A currency’s value isn’t static, and it has the chance to be worth more over time. By buying and selling currencies at the right time, smart investors can stand to make a decent return on their liquid assets without worrying about stocks.
Sounds confusing? TradeHero recently put together a simple yet informative overview of the forex market and how it could potentially benefit you. You should remember, however, that when there’s promise of great benefits, there’s always a few great risks to go along with it.
If you want to trade currencies, you can do so by working directly with a forex brokerage or buying forex-related ETFs. Just remember that currencies, like stocks, can go up or down, so you have just as much of a chance of losing your investment as you do making gains.