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 homemade takeaway Chinese curry sauce – served British chip shop style on fat chips is never going to be Instagram worthy – but is so so good.  Thick, gloopy with no added nasties. A great fakeaway treat. Naturally vegan and gluten free.

Yes, it’s possible to exist on a diet high in virtuousness and low in sin, all steamed vegetables and righteousness. But sometimes the urge to shun all that’s healthy and indulge in of a wicked treat is strong. And this Chinese curry sauce is the perfect example; it will never be a staple, but every now and then I’m going to really enjoy going full trashy with Chinese curry sauce, especially on chips. It’s the perfect sauce for enjoying a fakeaway home-made takeaway treat.

This homemade takeaway Chinese curry sauce - chip shop style on fat chips is so so good. Thick, gloopy with no added nasties.
  • 4 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp curry powder (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Mix
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbs Non diary Spread (or butter)
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce (*or tamari to be gluten free)
  • 2 tsp Chili Sauce (or more to taste)
  • 240 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice (optional)


  1. Mix half the cornflour and all of the dry spices together in a small bowl 
  2. Melt the spread or butter in a small saucepan, add the cornflour mixture and fry for a minute, stirring all the time until fragrant.
  3. Turn the heat down and slowly start to add the stock a few spoons at a time stirring all the time.    Make sure it is mixed well before you add more. 
  4. Place the reminder of the cornflour in a small bowl and add a few spoons of the stock to it.   Mix well.    Add to the pan of sauce, stirring well.
  5. Add the remainder of the stock, the lemon juice, soy sauce, and stir.   Cook for a few minutes, stirring all the time, making sure to carefully scrape the sides and bottom of the pan.   
  6. With a gentle simmer the sauce will rapidly thicken.   If it thickens to much add a little water. 
  7. Serve immediately with chips as a dip, or use for a curry sauce. 
Recipe Notes
Season to your taste with extra curry or chilli.
The Chinese Five Spice blend is what gives the sauce that authentic takeaway Chinese Curry Sauce note - it is subtle, but very necessary.
It is really important to keep stirring and scraping the sides and bottom of the pan when making this, or you can en up with gelatinous lumps in your sauce.  If this happens simply pass it though a fine mesh sieve.  

Soy sauce is generally NOT gluten free.  You need to use a certified gluten free brand or a tamari for a gluten free sauce.


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