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!

Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls for Two

Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls for Two
These Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls for Two make a rich and indulgent breakfast with outrageously amazing cream cheese frosting. Make the rolls the night before, throw them in the oven in the morning, and enjoy your breakfast in bed. No fuss, stress, or mixer needed!
Cinnamon rolls are my go-to special occasion breakfast. Christmas? Cinnamon roll breakfast. Easter? Cinnamon roll breakfast. Valentine’s day? Cinnamon roll breakfast. And it’s great.
There’s nothing like eating in your PJs and tucking into a warm, gooey cinnamon roll straight out of the oven.
The only problem is that most cinnamon roll recipes make a dozen or more, which is fine if you’re feeding a whole family, but if it’s just you and your partner enjoying a lazy Valentine’s Day breakfast, a dozen is a little bit much.
These Easy Overnight Cinnamon Rolls for Two make a rich and indulgent breakfast with outrageously amazing cream cheese frosting. Make the rolls the night before, throw them in the oven in the morning, and enjoy your breakfast in bed. No fuss, stress, or mixer needed!

Special Equipment
  • 6 to 7-inch square baking dish
  • 1/3 cup milk any percentage
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz) butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup and (1 tablespoon (150g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz) butter softened
  • 1/3 cup (66g) packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons (1.5oz) butter softened
  • 1 cup (120g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
Roll Dough
  1. Pour your milk into a mug and microwave it for about 20 seconds until it is lukewarm, NOT HOT (about 105-115 degrees F.). Stir in yeast and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes until the top of the mixture looks foamy.*
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk mixture, melted butter, sugar, egg yolk, and salt.
  3. Add the flour a third at a time and using a spoon, mix well, until a thick, sticky dough forms and all the flour is incorporated. Dump the mixture onto a well-floured work surface and knead just until the dough is no longer sticky and forms a ball (about 10 folds).
First Rise
  1. Place dough into a greased bowl, cover with a towel, and allow to rise in a warm place for an hour, or until doubled in size.
Shape Rolls
  1. Stir together brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Once your dough has risen, turn out on a lightly floured surface and squish and stretch it GENTLY (we don't want to rip it) into an oblong shape and then use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to about 5 by 15 inches. Gently manipulate the corners and sides so you have a nice rectangle.
  3. Spread butter over the entire thing and top with the brown sugar mixture. Roll from the short side. Use a serrated knife or dental floss to cut the roll into quarters.
  4. Place in a 6 to 7-inch greased baking pan, cover tightly in plastic wrap, and place in the fridge overnight or up to 24 hours.
  5. Frosting
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together softened cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt, until well combined. Cover tightly and place in the refrigerator.
  1. Take frosting out of the refrigerator to soften.
  2. Remove plastic wrap from rolls and place them into a cold oven. Turn your oven to 400 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden and center cooked through. Watch closely--they go from pale to over-done very quickly. If they begin to brown too quickly, before the centers are done, cover with foil until finished baking.
  3. Spoon frosting over rolls. (If frosting is still very cold, return to pan to the oven for 30 seconds to a minute for frosting to warm up.) Spread frosting and serve.
Recipe Notes
Same Day Instructions: After shaping the rolls, instead of placing them into the fridge, allow the rolls to complete their second rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook cinnamon rolls 12-15 minutes until the tops are golden and centers cooked through (cover with foil during the last few minutes of cooking time if browning too quickly). Spoon on frosting and serve.
*If your yeast and milk mixture does not foam, your yeast may be bad, or may have been killed if the milk was too hot. Toss and try again, making sure the milk is just lukewarm.


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