This is the eBook version of the printed book. What you really need to know before trading FOREX–sorting through the myths and the misunderstood to better your odds of trading success! The foreign exchange market, a.k.a. FX or FOREX, is a worldwide, decentralized, over-the-counter financial market that facilitates currency trading. There’s no exchange and no clearing or exchange guarantee. Created to simplify asset transfer, FX has become a hotbed of speculation. Some characteristics that make FOREX valuable to speculators also create a complicated, treacherous marketplace for those who aren’t prepared.