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!

Baked Ziti Noodles with Sausage

Baked Ziti Noodles with Sausage
Classic Baked Ziti Noodles are made easy in this recipe with Italian sausage and jarred pasta sauce. Enjoy this comfort food pasta dish on a weeknight, for Sunday dinner, or take it to a potluck!
Is there anything better than sitting down to a hot plate of hearty pasta for dinner? It’s especially good when the pasta is smothered in sausage, marinara sauce, and plenty of cheese. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this easy baked ziti recipe, and I’m sure your family will ask for it again and again!

This recipe was inspired by a dish I found on Delish. That one is called Easy Baked Ziti, but I wanted to make it even easier for weary cooks like me ;) I subbed in jarred pasta sauce for the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste. I also used ground Italian sausage instead of ground beef. Those substitutions really eliminated the need for extra seasoning since there’s plenty of flavor in the sauce and meat.
I’m not sure why ziti is the classic shape of pasta for this Italian casserole. Of course ziti is always a perfect choice, but you can also use penne, bow ties, or any other favorite shape of bite-sized pasta. Wagon wheels are always fun! Also, I used cottage cheese in this recipe because I like the texture and find it easy to work with. If you prefer to swap that out for ricotta cheese, definitely go for it!
Not only is this a fab family dinner, it also makes perfect potluck fare! The leftovers are tasty too, so you can enjoy it a second night or for lunches during the week. You’ll want to add this classic baked pasta dish to your regular dinner rotations. Just add a green salad on the side for a weeknight meal or Sunday dinner!
Tools Needed For This Recipe:
Deep Skillet or Dutch Oven
Pasta Cooking Pot
13 x 9″ Baking Dish
Sturdy Spatula

Baked Ziti Noodles with Sausage
Classic Baked Ziti Noodles are made easy in this recipe with Italian sausage and jarred pasta sauce. Enjoy this comfort food pasta dish on a weeknight, for Sunday dinner, or take it to a potluck!
© The Weary Chef 2013-2018
Author: Andi Gleeson
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Servings 6 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

  • 12 ounces ziti pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow or sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage, (pork or turkey)
  • 28 ounces jarred marinara sauce
  • 12 ounces small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Spray a 9" x 13" baking dish with cooking spray or grease with oil, and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta one minute less than the cooking time on the package. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a deep 12" skillet or dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onion in hot oil for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add sausage to onion, and brown and crumble meat until cooked through. Drain fat if necessary/desired.
  5. Stir in pasta sauce, and bring to a simmer. (Cover pot to avoid splattering all over the cooktop!)
  6. Stir cooked pasta and cottage cheese into meat mixture.
  7. Spread about half of the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread half of the mozzarella and Parmesan over the pasta. Top with the rest of the pasta, and sprinkle with the remaining cheeses.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil, and bake 5-10 minutes longer until cheese is slightly browned.
Recipe Notes:
To prevent the foil from sticking to the cheese, spray one side of the foil with cooking spray, and place that side down on top of the casserole dish to bake.

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