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!


Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken is a creamy red tomato parmesan sauce with delicious italian spices. The chicken gets smothered in melty parmesan cheese and will be one of the most delicious meals you eat! 
One pan meals have saved me this summer. I mean they are pretty amazing because you don’t have to heat up your house with the oven. BUT they are so quick and easy and on the dinner table in 30 minutes. It feels so much better when I make a delicious meal for my kids even though we are so busy. It is amazing what you can create with common ingredients and incredible spices.
I recently discovered McCormick’s new Herb Grinders and I am o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d. They contain larger herb pieces that are gently dried that lock in the fresh herb flavor that are released upon grinding. They are perfect for getting the fresh herb taste without having to chop anything!
The Italian Seasoning was just what this Creamy Tomato Parmesan Sauce needed. The sauce was a delicious twist on the classic tomato sauce and made it ultra rich and creamy. The chicken simmers in the sauce and gets topped with freshly shredded parmesan cheese. Its gets nice and melty…
The thing that I love the most about the new Herb Grinders is that they also make a nice garnish for serving your meal and add extra flavor. A few twists on the top of your food right before serving and you are good to go!
We all know and love McCormick for their high quality herbs and spices and you guys are going to love these new Herb Grinders just as much as I do! They also have other favorites that I love using in the kitchen like Basil, Oregano, and Parsley. And you better believe I am fully stocked and ready to use them!
I promise that you guys are going to love this delicious 30 minute meal! From the creaminess of the sauce to the tender and juicy chicken topped with melty parmesan cheese. We loved it served over some pasta and it became a favorite with the very first bite!
Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Total time 30 mins

Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken is a creamy red tomato parmesan sauce with delicious italian spices. The chicken gets smothered in melty parmesan cheese and will be one of the most delicious meals you eat!
Author: Alyssa
Serves: 4

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 chicken breasts*
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Italian Seasoning Herb Grinder, plus more for garnish or 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  1. In a large skillet add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and salt and pepper the chicken. Cook the chicken on medium high heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until brown on each side and cooked until no longer pink in center. Remove chicken and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and add the onion and garlic. Sauté for a couple of minutes until tender. Add the tomato sauce, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, and italian seasoning. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a simmer and add the chicken back to the skillet. Top with shredded parmesan cheese. Serve over pasta of desired.

*I like using thin chicken breasts so they cook quickly and evenly.


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