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!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is the perfect chilly weeknight meal! Fresh chicken, ham, and swiss cheese with a creamy sauce and topped with buttered bread cubes – delicious!
This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is one you absolutely have to pin or put on your menu plan really soon! It does require a longer bake time because of the chicken, but it really takes mere minutes to put together in the baking dish so you’re free to get other things done while this cooks.
Can I make Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole ahead of time?
You certainly could! Keep it covered with foil and refrigerated before baking in the oven. This is perfect if you have guests coming for dinner!
Can you freeze Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole?
This recipe would make a great freezer meal! Assemble the casserole in a freezer safe container, cover, and freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to bake, allow casserole to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and be sure to check chicken’s internal temperature after baking to make sure it’s done (it may require a few additional minutes bake time).
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is the perfect chilly weeknight meal! Fresh chicken, ham, and swiss cheese with a creamy sauce and topped with buttered bread cubes - delicious!
author:Kelly Miller
prep time:10 minutes
cook time:1 hour 30minutes
total time:1 hour 40minutes
keyword:chicken cordon bleu
servings: 6 servings

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 lb thin sliced black forest deli ham
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cups fresh potato bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  1. Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place chicken in the bottom of the dish (slice them in half if they're really thick).
  2. Top chicken with sliced ham, fresh mushrooms, and sliced swiss cheese. In a small bowl, whisk together water and soup. Spread evenly over dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together bread cubes and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over casserole. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. (Remove foil for last 15 minutes of bake time to brown the top of the casserole).
Calories: 581kcal
Fat: 33g
Saturated fat: 18g
Cholesterol: 195mg
Sodium: 1205mg
Potassium: 913mg
Carbohydrates: 15g
Sugar: 3g
Protein: 52g
Vitamin A: 18.4%
Vitamin C: 2.2%
Calcium: 34.1%
Iron: 12.7%
The combination of the chicken, ham, sauce, and the buttery bread cubes make this comfort food casserole a winner! This dinner is also a great idea if you like to prep all your dinners on one day of the week and have them ready to just stick in the oven. I love using shortcuts like that to make dinner time go smoother!


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