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!

Keto Gumbo (Slow Cooker, THM:S, Low Carb, Paleo, Ketogenic, Whole30)

Keto Gumbo (Slow Cooker, THM:S, Low Carb, Paleo, Ketogenic, Whole30)
When my husband asked for Gumbo, I was a bit taken aback.
I love Southern Food, but as someone who doesn't really like seafood, Gumbo is way out of my comfort zone. Still, how hard could it be?
But if there's one thing I DO know, that's using my slow cooker! I had to do my research on this one, let me tell ya, but the end results is a flavorful, slow cooked hearty soup that my husband and all of his co-workers raved about!
Now, traditional Gumbo uses a roux to thicken up the liquid and has okra in it. Unfortunately, making it keto required 86-ing the roux, in favor of my favorite keto thickener: Xanthan Gum. I know, I know, that doesn't make it real Gumbo, but to eat healthfully, sometimes sacrifices must be made!
Gumbo is super easy to make Keto and in the slow cooker. You literally throw all the meats along with the veggies in the slow cooker, then add in the shrimp about 20 minutes before serving.

  • 3 lbs Chicken Thighs, boneless and skinless (I used the ones from my ButcherBox)
  • 1 lb frozen Shrimp, deveined, no tails
  • 1 lb Sausage, cut into rounds
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 4 T Garlic in Olive Oil
  • 6 ounces Tomato Paste
  • 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 T Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ tsp each: Cayenne, Thyme, Oregano, Pepper
  • ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1-2 cup Chicken Bone Broth
  1. Add all the ingredients except the shrimp in your slow cooker. Stir and mix well.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  3. Add the shrimp 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Keep warm and enjoy!


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