Perhaps you’ve seen that word bandied about here and there and wondered what it was all about. Maybe you encountered the word through spam e-mail messages or late-night infomercials that are designed to convince you to buy some “system” or training course that will teach you how to make millions in the Forex market. As you might suspect, very few people get rich investing in the Forex market or any other investment method for that matter. Forex stands for Foreign Exchange and involves buying the currency of foreign countries. For example, if you are in the United States and you expect the value of the Euro to rise in comparison to the dollar, you can buy some Euros. You win if the Euro rises in value compared to the dollar and you make money when you sell the Euros. Forex trading is usually done for the short term and can be a risky investment.