Forex Versus Real Estate Investing

How do most of the rich people in the United States make their money? It usually boils down to doing two things: selling a new product or making wise investments. Some wealthy people do both. So, if an individual wants to emulate the success of a rich person, they will need to determine which of these things they can do. Many may find investing to be easier than trying to sell something. And of the investment options available, there are really only two that can be done at a minimal cost: real estate investing and Forex investing. This article will explain what these are along with how they differ from one another.

First, one should know the general definition of real estate and Forex investing. Real estate investing is the process of buying cheap properties and selling them for a quick profit or renting them. On the other hand, Forex investing is dabbling in the currency exchange market. Money is made if value in the currency increases, though the exchange rate associated with the currency is rarely stable. The exception are exchange rates that are fixed, but even these change a little from time to time.

So, how do these two forms of investments differ? Well, first of all Forex investing can be done whether or not a person has bad credit. If a person doesn’t mind doing mini Forex investing, they can make a trade with as little as $10. With real estate investing, a person can get a house with no prior funds, but to qualify for such a loan they must have a-1 credit. If they don’t the bank is going to expect them to have to have a larger down payment as well as paying a higher interest rate each month.

However, real estate investing offers a more solid investment than what one could get with Forex. With a piece of property, a person can earn hundreds of thousands within just a few years from the time they initially bought the house. But with Forex investing, revenue must be generated immediately. The nature of exchange rates does not allow a person an opportunity to hold onto a trade for long, at least if they intend on making any money.

Real estate investing can also allow for tax write-off, should the property depreciate during the time an investor owns it. There can also be write off on the interest of the property if the property is an investor’s first or second home. With Forex investing any returns that are made have to be reported as income. If tax write off is to be made, it would be associated with trying to do the ‘business’ of Forex trading. And such an attempt could be considered quite a long shot by many tax professionals.

All in all if a person wants an investment where one’s money will grow over time, they definitely need to consider real estate. But if they have bad credit and/or want a return that’s quick, they should consider Forex investing.