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 Air Fryer Pork Chops is really juicy, tender and flavorful air fryer pork chops with a delicious honey and mustard chimichurri sauce.

If you haven’t tried air fryer pork chops, you should. They will not disappoint. They are finger-licking-good! And the ease of cooking is hard to beat.

  • 2 bone-in pork chops (1 1/4" to 1 1/2" thick, about 1 lb each)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter (melted; or olive oil)
  • For the mustard chimichurri sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (pressed)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (plus more to taste)
  1. To prepare chimichurri sauce, place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels. Make small cuts along the fatty edge about 1-2 inches apart. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Transfer to a plate and refrigerate uncovered for a few hours or overnight.
  3. Straight from the fridge, place the pork chops on the air fryer rack and brush with melted butter. Cook at 400F (or 410F if your air fryer goes that high) for about 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140F. Do not flip or rotate.
  4. Remove pork chops from the air fryer, let rest for 5 minutes and serve with chimichurri sauce and your favorite side dish.


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