If you have ever heard about people making millions (or losing millions) of dollars on currency speculation, you are not alone. I have read stories about being making and breaking the bank by investing in Euros, Pounds, Yen, Shekels, Yuan, Baht, Pesos, and a slew of other currencies. From the grand entrance of the Euro to the Asian Currency Crisis in the 1990s, the Foreign Exchange, or FOREX, markets are an important investment opportunity.
I am nearing a vacation that is going to take me to cities with two foreign currencies. While my international travels to the Caribbean and Latin America allowed me to use my US dollars, I am not planning on the same luxury in England and the Eurozone.