Highest Potential Returns in Markets: Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex, Hedge Funds?

Submitted by Craig Strzelecki on 20 February, 2006 - 19:04

As a Trader - Where can you Get the Highest Possible Returns? Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex, Hedge Funds?

Where, as an Individual Trader, can you potentially realize the HIGHEST return?
In principle, would that be Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex, Hedge Funds or what? I’m not necessarily concerned about the inherent RISKS involved, but the highest potential in terms of return on investment (i.e. money at risk). Please justify your answer.

Hi - I'm a trader...Highest Return?

Stocks won't because they require you to put forward the full amount of capital. Hedge Funds - you have little control over what they invest in - and i doubt they can match any professional trader's returns!

You're left with futures/forex and options. I don't have experience with futures so I can't comment but forex dealers give you a leverage of 100:1. You only need to put in 1% of capital in your trading. What does that mean?? well percentage wise your returns will be phenonemal. You can achieve the same leveraged affect with options as well as this instrument called CFDs.