Forex can be very intriquing. To the uninitiated, it can be very complicating. Foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX), is all about money. Money from all over the world is bought, sold and traded. On the Forex market, anyone can buy and sell currency and with possibly come out ahead in the end. When dealing with the foreign currency exchange, it is possible to buy the currency of one country, sell it and make a profit. For example, a trader might buy a Japanese yen when the yen to dollar ratio increases, then sell the yens and buy back American dollars for a profit.