Investing involves the allocation of resources such as time or money into something (e.g. a business, asset or item) with the expectation that it will deliver a positive return in the form of profit or income over time.
Trading involves buying and selling things—such as currencies, stocks, indexes and commodities—with the expectation of profiting from doing so.
Factors to consider when deciding which is right for you:
When assessing whether trading or investing is right for you, you should appraise your skills and abilities alongside your level of commitment, available time and goals.