Amber Hestla

Amber Hestla is Lead Investment Strategist behind Profitable Trading's Income Trader, Profit Amplifier and Maximum Income. She specializes in generating income using options strategies that minimize risk by applying skills she learned on military deployments and intelligence training to the markets.

While deployed overseas with the military, Amber learned the importance of analyzing data to forecast what is likely to happen in the future, a skill she now applies to financial markets. Prior to that, Amber studied risk management working undercover. While risk management is no longer a matter of life and death, she believes it is the most important factor in long-term trading success.

And although she makes her living in the markets, she continues to study the markets and trading daily. Her writing has been featured in trading magazines including the Market Technicians Association newsletter, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities and Stocks, Futures and Options in the United States, and Shares, a weekly trading magazine published in the United Kingdom.

Analyst Articles

The getting’s been pretty good for income investors recently. While corporations may not be delivering revenue or earnings growth, they seem to be trying to make up for it by returning massive amounts of cash to shareholders. According to FactSet, shareholder distributions for companies in the S&P 500 in Q4… Read More

I use technical analysis extensively, incorporating it into my trading strategy along with fundamental and quantitative analysis. In simple terms, technical analysis requires a study of the past, as market patterns tend to repeat over time.  While it is possible to take this idea too far (which many… Read More