Successful Forex trading requires dedication and education. Learning to be a better Forex trader is not just important for beginners: it’s just as important for veteran traders to always stay on top of the latest developments in the field, and to keep their knowledge and skills sharp in order to be better and more effective in the market.At one time, advanced Forex training was only available to elite market players, but modern advancements in electronics and computerization, including the Internet and e-commerce, have made Forex training much more widely available and accessible.A Little HistoryIn the early 1900’s, currency markets were by and large stable, reliable fields. Even though the world had always had many different currencies to deal with, most currencies had absolute values (usually tied to gold or other universal standards) and exchange rates were quite static and reliable. Exchange rates changed gradually, if at all, and there was almost no activity in speculation, at least not in the short term sense.But once the Euro-dollar market arrived, speculation and trading in Forex accelerated rapidly. This rapid expansion in the Forex market, chiefly by speculators, saw a great multitude of amateur traders enter the new game. Most had little or no education or experience in the markets, but were instead simply chasing the gold. Professional details like currency charts and technical analysis were foreign to these newcomers, many of whom failed horribly in their market leaps.To succeed in the complex and fast-paced modern Forex trading business, one needs serious and thoughtful study and education to ensure success. Today’s Forex market is one of the most vibrant and exciting markets for modern speculators due to the huge size of the market, large amount of liquidity and dynamic trends that dominate day to day activity.One of the most appealing aspects of modern Forex trading is the amount of leverage available (Forex brokers generally allow leverage positions as great as 100:1). Unless today’s trader is educated in the ways and methods of the modern Forex market, and savvy in matters of risk management and long-term planning, he can quickly find himself on the short end of a very long wager.The same leverage positions that make Forex such a tantalizing market also make it one of the easiest in which to sink deep into a losing position. While it may seem to be common sense, it’s especially important in the foreign exchange business to never expose more funds to risk than one can afford to lose. A good education in the mechanics of the market can help reduce the odds of ending up in such a position.