If you need to play safe and can’t risk losing everything, it is best to look for other investments. However, if you only have a small amount of money which you would like to use to make a lot of money and willing to risk your capital, then forex is good.
I think there are few investments where you can make as much as forex whether the trend is up or down. Nowadays there are some good software around and some of these can really help you improve your chances. For each of us traders, we have our favorite. For me, it was Forex Killer that made a lot of improvement to my profitability.