With any investment it is always important to remember that returns are usually inversely proportional to risk. You can put your money in a savings account and get a few percent each year, and because you can rely on what is a guaranteed return (unless the bank fails in the next installment of the GFC), you can grow your money safely over a longer period. At the other extreme is forex trading. Huge annual returns can be made, but so can equally huge losses. What I would personally recommend is to diversify your investments. Invest in property, starting with your own home, and then with rental property if you can afford it. If you want to do something on the more speculative side, allocate a set amount that you can afford to lose, say a few thousand dollars, which you could split between buying some precious metals such as gold and silver, and if you want to try some automated forex trading, go to the site linked to in this article. A good forex robot will make multiple small trades on different currency pairs, so for example starting from $1000, you might make say 10% in a month, made up of small profitable trades ranging from $1 to $10, interspersed with the occasional loss which is inevitable in forex trading. I hope this information helps you.