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!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache
These pumpkin cheesecake bars with ganache are a must try! The crust is made from chocolate graham crackers combined with butter. The cheesecake is creamy and packed with pumpkin flavor. Then, of course there is the ganache. Thick, smooth chocolate that no one can resist. The combo of flavors works perfectly together! 
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache

  • ¾ cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (use processor)
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 16 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin spice (optional, depending how much pumpkin flavor you want)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 T. butter
  1. Line 8 inch pan with nonstick foil
  2. Preheat oven 350.
  3. Mix cookie crumbs and butter and press into bottom of pan.
  4. Bake 7 minutes.
  1. Beat cream cheese.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin.
  4. Add vanilla, flour, pumpkin spice (if using) and salt.
  5. Mix wel and scrape sides.
  6. Add eggs to combine.
  7. Pour over the cooked crust.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
  1. Heat cream and butter in a saucepan until boiling.
  2. Place chips in heat safe bowl and pour on the cream.
  3. Let sit 2 minutes and whisk smooth.
  4. Pour over bars.
  5. Let cool to room temp and chill 4 hours or more.
  6. Slice into bars.
  7. Serve with hot fudge, if desired.
Adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
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