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!


This Chili Cheese Frito Taco Bake recipe came about after me being on a mission to find the easiest, quickest and most kid friendly recipes around.
  • 1 1/2 lbs of lean ground beef
  • 1 package of taco seasoning ( I like this one the best!)
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Can Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Cups of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 Bag of Chili Cheese Fritos
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a 9×9 Baking Pan (HERE IS MY FAVORITE) add a layer of the Chili Cheese Fritos.
  2. Next in a large pan ( I Recommend this one) brown the ground beef with the minced garlic. Add the salt and pepper. Drain the fat when it’s fully browned and cook. Return the pan to the stove to
  3. Add the taco season and water. Mix well and let simmer for about 3-4 minutes or until the taco season has had time to thicken up. Now pour the meat over the chili cheese fritos.
  4. In a medium sauce pan add the can of cheddar cheese soup and 1 cup of milk. Whisk together and heat until smooth making sure you stir often. After the cheese sauce has thickened up pour this all over the Frito’s and meat making sure you evenly distribute the cheese.
  5. And top this off with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  6. Place in the 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  7. Be sure to share this Frito Taco Bake recipe with your friends and family! You can pin it, tweet it, stumble it or share it on Facebook. Thanks so much!


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