Currency trading is also known as a foreign exchange trade. A FOREX market or a FOREX trade happens when there are two countries involved. FOREX, Foreign Exchange or FX are all synonyms to each other.
Currency trading or a FX trade is when there is an exchange of currency from one country to another. The currency can be either exchanged for goods, services, stocks or cash. You could either gain or loose money due to the exchange as the value of each currency fluctuates on a daily basis.
The value of each countries currency is determined by their financial and economic condition. Other factors, such as the happenings around the world, financial status of other countries, etc. also play a major role in evaluating the value of a currency.
So, in other words, if a particular country has seen a surge in their economic or financial growth, it is more than likely that other countries throughout the globe also see the affect on their currencies. On the other hand, if a country experiences a downfall in their growth, the value of currencies in the other parts of the world are bound to get affected as well.
As trading in these markets involves huge sums of money across various countries, it is imperative to have a sound and fool proof FOREX system in place. There are many rules and regulations that govern such currency trading worldwide.
By and large these trades are made by the big banks, financial institutions and companies. Brokers and financial advisors help private individuals and others to place foreign exchange trades. But in order to make sure that you are not investing with the wrong people, you need to be certain that the companies you deal with are legal and licensed.
Brokers and companies need to have a proper license and you must always read the history and the background of the company before giving them charge of your money. Not all companies have the license to deal with all countries, so make sure to read the fine print before you choose which company to trade with.