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!


These warm flavorful falafels are better than the real deal, because they are packed with cauliflower and fresh herbs! A low carb delicious whole30 meal that is easily made in a blender.

Take me back to my health food store days, falafel!!!! (when I actually lived close to the store; thank you amazon, where would I be without you?!). These warm scrumptious balls of herbs and earthy flavor are pretty much heaven.

Don’t you just love mixing up things with cumin, turmeric, and cilantro! All those happy colors and vibrant feels makes my heart so happy! Go ahead, try it; resist not being happy when you make these paleo falafels.

My absolute favorite part about falafels is their distinct aroma. I could catch it a mile away (and come running!). This bowl of healthy goodness is incredibly easy to make! Because, I used my food processor to make the entire batch of falafels and tahini dressing.

These warm flavorful falafels are better than the real deal, because they are packed with cauliflower and fresh herbs! A low carb delicious whole30 meal that is easily made in a blender.

  • 2 cups minced cauliflower To make minced cauliflower, just blend the cauliflower in your food processor until it's minced.
  • 1 cup minced fresh onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teapsoon chili powder
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
Tahini Dressing
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or date paste for whole30.
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4-8 cups baby kale Make your salad as big or small as you want.
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor blend all the ingredients, except the minced cauliflower and olive oil. Blend until the herbs are minced.
  3. Once the herbs are minced, add in the minced cauliflower and pulse until combined.
  4. Form the falafel dough into 16 1 1/2" round balls. Use a pastry brush and brush each falafel with olive oil.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes on 400F then rotate the falafels and cook for another 20 minutes.
Tahini Dressing
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the tahini dressing in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  1. Plate the greens then top with falafel and tahini dressing.


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