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!

broccoli cauliflower casserole

broccoli cauliflower casserole
One of my favorite vegetable is cauliflower and I love to create new recipes with it. Mostly for my family. Okay, particularly for my husband because our 4-year-old son and I already love this vegetable so much that we can live on it. We never need anything complicated. Give us a head of raw cauliflower and we can just sprinkle some salt, squeeze some lemon on the florets and eat it as a side. On the other hand, my husband is quite picky about some vegetables including cauliflower, so I try to find the right recipe for him. Guess what? He ate this broccoli cauliflower casserole so heartily that he finished it in a minute and asked for the second.
This is the second cauliflower recipe he liked in one week and you can imagine how I am proud of myself. He already has a favorite cauliflower recipe that I make often and shared with you long time ago: Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole. We even made a video for it in case you need. This time I wanted to change things a bit though and came up with this amazing broccoli cauliflower casserole.
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup parmesan or another cheese you like
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  1. Steam broccoli and cauliflower florets or cook them in boiling water for 5-6 minutes or until broccoli florets are bright green. Remove from the heat and transfer them into cold water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, Greek yogurt, olive oil, ¾ of the cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Add in the cooked cauliflower and broccoli florets and stir well. Pour it in a small casserole pan and bak efor about 40 minutes or until slightly golden. Optionally, you can remove it after 40 minutes, sprinkle little extra cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.
  4. For the onion topping, heat olive oil in the same pan you boil the florets. Make sure you dry it first. Add the onions and saute over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until they are golden and Brown around the edges.
  5. Top the baked casserole with sauted onions and then serve.


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