Foreign exchange or Forex trading is a type of business which is based on the currency market. It is usually abbreviated as FX or FX trading. Forex trading involves the exchange or trading of one type of currency for another. You can encounter a lot of terms and names which refer to the same business such as currency exchange, Forex trading, FX trading etc. Usually, the parties involved in a Forex trading depend on the type of currency and the country. The participants usually include governments, banks, large corporations, currency speculators and other financial establishments.