One thing exists more in FOREX market than in any other market: leverage. Yes, leverage exists in a lot of markets. But I guess in FOREX is it even more used, given the fact FOREX is rarely high, you either have 0.XXX $ or 1.XXX currency. Okay, some currencies are less stronger so that happens to have a bigger number, but that's not what happens the most commonly. So, leverage. Leverage is about letting you betting more money than you have. Let's say you got 100$ and you have a 100:1 leverage from your broker. You can bet 10,000$ "virtual dollar". The 100$ will come from you, and the rest from your broker. Nice, but what's the downside? You buy at 0.5$ and it ends up at 0.4$. You bet all your 10,000$ on it, so finally, you brought 20,000 assets of it. Because of this new price, you see -2000$ on your account. What does it mean? Well, all your loses are real, so if you lose, you will really have to pay 2,000$, basically 20 times your initial budget you allocated at start. On the other side, if you win, your earning will follow the same rule. Now it is explained, I want to know your thoughts about risks and so on? As you seen, it can be pretty risky. Markets limits broker's leverage per country, but still.