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!


Crispy pan-seared tofu coated in a sticky sweet sesame cashew sauce and tossed with sweet potato noodles. This vegan-friendly, slurptastic meal will take your taste buds to a whole new world of delicious. 

I often use avocado for my vegan or low carb recipe, but now i am just really fall in love with this sweet potatoes, i still had in my refrigerator next time i will share another delicious sweet potatoes dish !!

I’ve (unintentionally) consumed less meat than ever before… in my life. Especially with summer produce being at its peak, vegetarian options have just been sounding fresher, lighter, tastier and just flat out more appealing.

This is the dish where crispy meets creamy and savory meets sweet and this colossal explosion of feel-good vibes erupt from your bowl. The tofu is seared just long enough to acquire a toasty golden crust before it’s coated with sticky, sweet, slightly spicy sesame cashew sauce.

The sauce blankets over each bite-sized piece of tofu allowing it to further crisp up as the natural sugars form a deeply rich glaze. As you cook the saucy tofu, you’ll notice bits and pieces of the sauce sticking to the pan which will eventually crisp up and turn into toasty bites of bliss.

Crispy pan-seared tofu coated in a sticky sweet sesame cashew sauce and tossed with sweet potato noodles. Vegan, high in protein and rich in fiber!


  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 12 ounces extra firm tofu
  • ¼ cup cashew butter
  • 1½ tbsp lower sodium soy sauce (see notes for gluten free alternative)
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar (sub for brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onion/scallions for topping
  • Additional optional toppings: sesame seeds, fresh basil, chopped cashews or peanuts


  1. Press tofu firmly with paper towels to release excess moisture. I typically do this a few times to the whole block and then slice it into 5-6 strips and press it out again to remove as much water as possible. Once most of the moisture is removed, slice tofu into small, bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine cashew butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, sriracha, ginger and water. Use a whisk to thoroughly mix.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add 2-3 tsp of oil, swirl to coat and add sweet potato noodles. Cook for 7-8 minutes, tossing often until slightly softened. I like to add 1-2 tsp of water after a few minutes to create some steam in the pan. Once noodles are cooked to your liking, transfer to a bowl and add HALF the sesame cashew sauce. Toss to combine.
  4. Return skillet to heated stove and add another 1-2 tsp oil. Add tofu and cook for 2-3 minutes without stirring. Toss around and cook another 2-3 minutes without stirring. Toss and cook 1-2 more times until most sides of the tofu are golden. Add garlic and remaining half of sauce and simmer until the tofu begins absorbing the sauce and becomes browned. Add lime juice and keep gently flipping tofu and scraping browned bits off the bottom. You should end up with crispy browned crusts on the tofu and browned bits in the pan.
  5. Top sweet potato noodles with tofu and add optional toppings as desired: green onion, sesame seeds and fresh basil. Serve!


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