Delving Into Foreign Currencies? How Can You Preserve Capital While Maintaining Growth?

Whether you no longer trust the safety (or veracity) of the funds available in the U.S. stock market, or are simply looking for a way to parlay a modest initial investment into an early retirement, you may be searching alternative investments, particularly those in foreign markets. Investing on the foreign exchange market (forex) -- that is, trading one type of currency for another country's currency projected to increase in value over the short or long term horizon -- can often yield higher returns than more conservative bonds or mutual funds, although these investments also carry higher risks.