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!

Low-carb chicken dumplings




Chicken dumplings, potstickers, momo, dim sum. They go by many names and come in versatile flavors. These steamed and pan-fried low-carb chicken dumplings are full of authentic Asian aromas. Delicious appetizers wrapped to perfection, without the unnecessary carbs.

Ingredients
Dipping sauce
1 tsp peanut butter
1 tsp sriracha sauce
½ tsp ginger garlic paste
½ tsp tamari soy sauce
½ tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch salt
½ lime, juiced
Chicken dumplings
20 oz. ground chicken
1 tsp salt
½ tsp Szechuan pepper
½ tsp pandan powder (optional)
½ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 small red onion, grated
½ scallion
1 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp sesame oil (optional)
1 green cabbage (10 leaves)

Instructions

Dipping sauce
Add peanut butter, sriracha sauce, ginger garlic paste, soy sauce, vinegar and cilantro in a small bowl. Mix until combined thoroughly.
Add oil and mix well. Sprinkle with salt and lime juice. Combine well and set aside.
Chicken dumplings
Season ground chicken with salt, Szechuan pepper, pandan powder and cayenne pepper.
Add ginger garlic paste, grated red onion, scallion and cilantro. Mix well. Add sesame oil if you're using any and combine thoroughly.
Separate the cabbage leaves. In a large pot, boil in lightly salted water for 5-7 minutes until tender. Remove the leaves from the pot but keep the water simmering on low heat.
Stuff the individual cabbage leaves with the chicken filling and roll into dumplings.
Steam the dumplings for 10 minutes over the boiling water.
You can additionally fry the dumplings in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil to get a golden crust.
Serve with dipping sauce and enjoy!

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