It's possible to trade profitably on the Forex, the nearly $2 trillion worldwide currency exchange market. But the odds are against you, even more so if you don't prepare and plan your trades. According to a 2014 Bloomberg report, several analyses of retail Forex trading, including one by the National Futures Association (NFA), the industry's regulatory body, concluded that more than two out of three Forex traders lose money. This suggests that self-education and caution are recommended. Here are some approaches that may improve your odds of taking a profit. Prepare Before You Begin Trading Because the Forex market is highly leveraged -- as much as 50 to 1 -- it can have the same appeal as buying a lottery ticket: some small chance of making a killing. This, however, isn't trading; it's gambling, with the odds long against you. A better way of entering the Forex market is to carefully prepare. Beginning with a practice account is helpful and risk-free. While you're trading in your practice account, read the most frequently recommended Forex trading books, among them Currency Forecasting: A Guide to Fundamental and Technical Models of Exchange Rate Determination, by Michael R. Rosenberg is short, not too sweet and highly admired introduction to the Forex market. Forex Strategies: Best Forex Strategies for High Profits and Reduced Risk, by Matthew Maybury is an excellent introduction to Forex trading. The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits in the World of Forex, by Kathy Lien is another concise introduction that has stood the test of time. All three are available on Amazon. Rosenberg's book, unfortunately, is pricey, but it's widely available in public libraries. "Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude," by Mark Douglas is another good book that's available on Amazon, and, again, somewhat pricey, although the Kindle edition is not. Use the information gained from your reading to plan your trades before plunging in. The more you change your plan, the more you end up in trouble and the less likely that elusive forex profit will end up in your pocket. Diversify and Limit Your Risks Two strategies that belong in every trader's arsenal are: Diversification: Traders who execute many small traders, particularly in different markets where the correlation between markets is low, have a better chance of making a profit. Putting all your money in one big trade is always a bad idea. Familiarize yourself with ways guaranteeing a profit on an already profitable order, such as a trailing stop, and of limiting losses using stop and limit orders. These strategies and more are covered in the recommended books. Novice traders often make the mistake of concentrating on how to win; it's even more important to understand how to limit your losses. Be Patient Forex traders, particularly beginners, are prone to getting nervous if a trade does not go their way immediately, or if the trade goes into a little profit they get itchy to pull the plug and walk away with a small profit that could have been a significant profit with little downside risk using appropriate risk reduction strategies. In "On Any Given Sunday," Al Pacino reminds us that "football is a game of inches." That's a winning attitude in the Forex market as well. Remember that you are going to win some trades and lose others. Take satisfaction in the accumulation of a few more wins than losses. Over time, that could make you rich!

Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini

Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini– Need an easy and delicious dinner? Let your slow cooker do all the work of making this rich and flavorful Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini!

It’s been pretty busy in our house for the past few weeks. We moved out of our old house, and our new one is finally starting to look a little more organized. Well, a little.

My son also started preschool today! I am over-the-moon excited about this, since we’ve been on the waiting list since February of LAST year. He was so excited about going to preschool. When I picked him up today, he told me he needed to stay and listen to more stories, so I know he had a great time.

When there’s so many different things going on, I love to turn to my friend, the Crockpot. How great is this invention that cooks for you, even when you’re out and about and away from home? And with a recipe like this one, the Crockpot is going to be your new BFF, too!

A few years ago when we were stationed in Kansas, I babysat for a friend of mine and ate some leftovers that she had in the fridge. After my first bite of this delicious crockpot tortellini, I knew I had to have the recipe! I’ve been making it on a regular basis ever since and it has become one of my favorite, easy dinners.

The hardest part about making this is cooking the ground beef and italian sausage, which takes all of five minutes. So really not that hard. The meat sauce cooks all day and is rich and flavorful once it’s time to eat. Add in some tortellini, top with cheese, cook a bit longer, and voila! Mmmm delicious dinner!

This is a favorite by everyone at my house. My son tends to be pretty picky, but he absolutely loves this. Pair it with a salad and some crusty bread and you have an easy, cheesy dinner loved by all! I’ve served it when we’ve had company, too, and it’s always a hit. I do double the recipe for guests, though!

Hope you’re all ready for a fantastic weekend ahead!

Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini

Prep Time
15 mins

Cook Time
8 hrs

Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

Need an easy and delicious dinner? Let your slow cooker do all the work of making this rich and flavorful Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini!
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cheesy crockpot tortellini, crockpot tortellini, slow cooker tortellini
Servings: 8
Calories: 371 kcal

Author: Ashlyn | Belle of the Kitchen


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed
1 (24) oz. jar marinara sauce
1 (4) oz. can sliced mushrooms
1 (14.5) oz. can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (9) oz. package refrigerated or fresh cheese tortellini
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Crumble the ground beef and Italian sausage into a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain.
Combine the ground meats, marinara sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on LOW heat for 6 to 8 hours.
Stir in the tortellini, and sprinkle the mozzarella and cheddar cheese over the top. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes on LOW, or until the tortellini is tender.
Recipe Notes
Adapted from: Allrecipes
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 947mg39%
Potassium 585mg17%
Total Carbohydrates 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A11.8%
Vitamin C13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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