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!


Lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice, blueberries, vanilla – what’s not to love, especially in the Summer! This blueberry lemon bread recipe with lemon glaze combines all these delicious ingredients to produce the ultimate breakfast, brunch, and dessert recipe good for all year around.
Use 8×4 inch loaf pan.
Use parchment paper. Line the bottom and two sides of the pan with the parchment paper. This will ensure that your lemon bread will not fall apart when you take it out of the baking pan.
Use 2 separate bowls for combining dry and wet ingredients. Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Only then, combine the two together.
Toss blueberries with flour (2 tablespoons) before adding them to the batter. This will help prevent blueberries from sinking.
Do not overmix. Overmixing will allow gluten to develop more than you want and your bread will be tough and rubbery. For soft and fluffy texture – do not overmix the batter.
Cool the lemon bread before glazing. Drizzle the top of the bread with the glaze only after the bread has been completely cooled. Otherwise your glaze will be too runny.
Use fresh or frozen blueberries. You don’t have to thaw frozen blueberries, just use them as is.
Coat blueberries with 2 tablespoons of flour. This will prevent the blueberries from sinking to the bottom of the breading during baking.
The glaze is made from freshly squeezed lemon juice and powdered sugar. There is just enough glaze to cover the top of the lemon bread with a drizzle and not to overwhelm the overall flavor of this dessert! The slice (or two, or three) of this blueberry lemon bread is lovely early in the morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Keep lemon bread refrigerated. It keeps fresher and longer this way, plus the glaze keeps better, too. You can refrigerate the blueberry lemon bread after it’s completely cooled. To properly store the bread, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
Freezing lemon bread. This lemon bread freezes well. Place it in a large plastic bag and seal air-tight. You can also wrap it really tightly with a plastic wrap. Then
After you bake the bread, cool it completely before drizzling with lemon glaze. Also, make sure the bread is completely cool before you refrigerate it. Enjoy!
Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
This delicious blueberry lemon bread with lemon glaze is a perfect breakfast, brunch, snack. Simple recipe, beautiful cake, what more can you ask for?! Lemon zest, freshly squeezed lemon juice, blueberries, vanilla - so many Summer flavors! 
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 259 kcal

  • Blueberry Lemon Bread
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest grated
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Butter an 8x4 inch loaf pan, line the bottom and two sides of the pan with the parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, 1 cup sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture alternately with milk.
  5. In the same bowl where you combined flour, add blueberries and toss them in 2 tablespoons of flour. This will help prevent blueberries from sinking.
  6. Fold in lemon zest, and blueberries into the batter. Do it carefully and fast. Pour the lemon bread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool bread in pan for 40 minutes on a wire rack. Release the bread from the pan.
  8. Lemon glaze:
  9. Combine freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl and beat, using electrical mixer, until smooth glaze forms . 
  10. Drizzle the top of the blueberry lemon bread (after it's been completely cooled) with the glaze. Some of the glaze will go down the sides of the bread.
Recipe Notes
Adapted from AllRecipes

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 100mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A5.3%
Vitamin C5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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