Forex market operates the buying and selling of currencies across the world, which also has the name foreign exchange market, FX market or simply forex. An individual can profit by buying low and selling high in forex just like in a stock market. Forex market is one of the most liquid markets globally, due to its high trading volume. In fact, the forex market has the largest trading volume worldwide. However, you must know what the forex risks are before you jump straight into trading forex on your laptop. The simplest one to explain is when you place a trade, but the price goes the opposite direction and results in a loss. There are even more risks if you decide to use leverage which could result in substantial losses.