Did you know that it’s now possible to make a passive income through trading on the forex market?  Yes, that’s right. You don’t need to have any experience in how to trade, you don’t need to directly participate in the process, and you don’t need to make any trades yourself.  There are several ways in which this can be done with some requiring slightly more input than others. We are going to take a look at these methods in this article.

Forex Signals

Forex signals are short messages that can help new traders to decide on which currencies to trade and when.  They can be sent via text message, email, or any other form of communication. You’ll also often find them on social media websites like Twitter, FX forums, and on some of the leading forex trading platforms.  

A forex signal is usually a short piece of information which instructs the user to take an action.  This could be something like BUY USD/EUR @ $1.16700 or SL @ $1.12000. Sometimes forex signals will also feature a type of order such as LO (limit order), PO (pending order), or MO (market order).  

There are a lot of websites online that will teach you how to read these signals and how to understand them.  Forex signals can also be free or premium with the latter tending to lead to better trades. That said, there are a lot of forex signals providers who will happily send this information to people in order to bolster their reputation in the industry.

If you don’t have the time to learn how to trade forex, or you simply want to do so in the easiest way possible, forex signals may be a good option for you.  It is, however, important to perform some research into the forex signals providers to avoid losing money. Approach the signals with caution, and you could make a good passive income.

Forex Robots

Perhaps the most passive way of making an income from forex is through the use of forex robots.  These perform automated trades on your behalf, so you literally don’t have to do anything once you have set them up (although it is still wise to keep an eye on the trades being made on your behalf).

In order to get started, you will need to perform some research into the software available.  You want to choose one that meets your needs and that you can rely on to perform your trades correctly.  When you have this set up, the computer program (forex robot) will make trades based on predetermined forex signals.  It will use its knowledge to decide to sell or buy at a specific time, gaining you money in the process.

Though almost all forex robots claim to be able to make you money, this isn’t always the case.  A computer program can be wrong in the same way that a human being can. A lot of forex robots are also scams, which is why some of the leading news platforms like Forbes and the Wall Street Journal refuse to promote them.  This is especially true when the robots are free. Checking out reviews and testimonials before trusting your money to an automated program is a good idea.

Thankfully, websites like InvestinGoal.com are available which review the various platforms out there. For example, they’ve recently published a review on the platform FxPro which gives an honest opinion and outlines the numerous pros and cons. You also get a detailed analysis of how it works and how you can get started on it, which is helpful for any newbie. Forex robot is a feature of FxPro, so this may be a worthwhile option to go with.

Social Trading

Social trading works in a similar way to a social network.  However, instead of sharing videos of cats and pictures of their lunch, social traders share information on the trades they are making enabling others to copy them.  In order to make money from this kind of trading, new traders just need to find a trader that they trust and then copy their trades. During the process, they won’t just make money, they’ll also learn how, why and when a good trader makes their moves, giving them more insight into the industry.

The hardest part of social trading is finding somebody to copy that you can trust.  Once you’ve done some research into the different platforms and found someone you can work with, you can get started.

In some cases, you will need to pay a small commission to any trader whose trades you copy.  However, this amount is usually negligible and not something most new traders worry about when making a passive income.

Forex trading is something that a lot of people have considered getting into, but many don’t know where to start.  The above three options are all ideal for beginners with each requiring a different time investment. Just make sure to do your research before choosing a platform and getting started.