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!


Layers of savory meatballs, creamy mozzarella cheese, and buttery garlic bread make this meatball sub casserole a perfect weeknight dinner.
You might remember that a week or so ago that I posted an uber delicious recipe for Italian Style Meatball Kabobs. And because we’re big fans of meatballs in this house, I knew it was a good idea to pick up two bags just in case I messed up the first recipe so we’d have more on hand should the craving for meatballs ever strike us again (knowing full well that it totally would).
And as you’ve probably guessed by now, it was not even a week later before I was already eyeing that bag of meatballs, plotting their inevitable doom in our oven.
They’d barely settled into our freezer and already their days were numbered.
I’ve also been on a serious Italian comfort food kick lately, and wanted to continue this theme with a new dish… but what? What creative dish could I possibly make with meatballs? The only qualifier was that it couldn’t include spaghetti, because on the same trip I picked up the meatballs I also forgot to replenish my spaghetti supply.
I don’t know who designs grocery store layouts, but seriously, place an aisle display of spaghetti next to the frozen meatballs. Your sales will sky rocket.
So as it turns out, there are plenty of spaghetti-less meatball dishes you can make, and I ended up settling on this doozy from Pip and Debby. I made a few adjustments to our tastes (more cheese for me and Miracle Whip for him) and it then was time to get to baking!
I absolutely love dishes like this, too, because of just how easy they are from meal prep to table. You pretty much layer everything in baking dish and go.
Because who can resist a full layer of garlic bread as the base of the casserole? I know I couldn’t!
And then comes the mozzarella cheese. Because mozzarella cheese.
At this point you mix up some cream cheese, Miracle Whip, and Italian spices, and spread it across the cheese But I have to confess, I totally forgot to take a photograph of this step!
Clearly I was a little anxious to get to the eating part.
From there you add a whole jar of pasta sauce. There are plenty of great flavors on the market – pick something extra creative to make this dish uniquely yours. As for me, I went with a delicious cheese blend.
Next come the meatballs, and the absolute best part? They’re still frozen! No need to cook or thaw them beforehand.
Then finish it up by topping it with more (moar!) mozzarella cheese. Because mozzarella cheese.

Then all you have to do is impatiently stare through the little door in the oven bake it for 30 minutes and viola, you now have an easy and flavorful dinner, chock full of Italian spices and meaty goodness.
I know we’re rounding the bend on the summer months and everything these days is grill grill grill, but I can’t help and take a final pause for some seriously delicious comfort food like this.
Plus, this dish made great leftovers!
For the garlic bread, how much you need depends on the brand and the size of the garlic bread. For this recipe, I used Mama Bella’s New York Garlic Bread and used 2 of the pre-sliced loaves to cover the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. No matter which brand of garlic bread you use, keep in mind the size of the bread and the size of your dish. You only need one layer of garlic bread.
A few readers have asked this question, so I wanted to post it here for clarity: the garlic bread should be baked before adding it to the casserole dish (if you’re using frozen garlic bread, just follow the instructions on the packaging). For the meatballs, they can be frozen.
Another question from a reader was whether or not the garlic bread in this casserole was “soggy” after baking. I think we all might have a different definition of what counts as “soggy,” but I can confirm that the garlic bread is no longer crispy or firm once this casserole is baked. The bread becomes soft while baking. I think the real indicator of how soggy the bread will get would be the type of pasta sauce you use. Using a blended sauce with a thick, even consistency might avoid this more than a sauce that’s made to be chunky.

Layers of savory meatballs, creamy mozzarella cheese, and buttery garlic bread make this meatball sub casserole a perfect weeknight dinner.

  • 1 loaf garlic bread frozen (see post notes on this)
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup miracle whip
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • 23 oz red pasta sauce any flavor
  • 22 oz meatballs frozen
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
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  1. Bake garlic bread per package directions, then set aside.
  2. Change oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, miracle whip, and Italian seasoning. Mixture doesn't need to be perfectly smooth but make sure it is thoroughly mixed.
  4. To assemble dish: Line bottom of baking dish with a single layer of cooked garlic bread (as pictured above). Sprinkle on 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the bread, then follow with the cream cheese mixture, spreading it out as much as you can. Cover the cream cheese with pasta sauce and then another layer of mozzarella cheese (also 1 cup). Arrange meatballs (still frozen) on the sauce and then top it all with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake dish, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until cheese has melted and meatballs are hot.
  6. Serve immediately with oregano as garnish.

Recipe adapted from Pip and Debby.

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.


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