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

I want to share a little-known strategy with you today that’s almost like you’re stealing from Wall Street’s profits. To explain it, allow me to use a casino analogy. Every day, people walk through the casino’s doors seeking that one big payout. Sure, a few hit the jackpot,… Read More

In a recent article, I detailed the first part of my two-part income strategy (if you missed that issue, you can read it here). In simple terms, my strategy helps you collect extra payments from some of the best stocks on the market — in addition to dividends… Read More

Every investor wants to generate more income — and do so more quickly. But how do you accomplish this without taking on extra risk? There’s a simple solution, but I bet only 1% of individual investors are doing it right now. It’s not a complex trading strategy that involves a… Read More

The bull market lasted more than five years. Then stocks traded sideways near their all-time highs for a few months. Suddenly, the S&P 500 fell around 20% within a few weeks… You might think I’m describing the recent market action, but I am actually talking about 1962. What happened then… Read More

Large swings in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major market averages always seem to increase the level of fear in business news headlines. Here are some good ones we’ve seen in the past few weeks: “Panic selling returns to fragile markets” “Investors urged to avoid panic… Read More

I’m sure you think of option traders and long-term mutual fund investors as being at the opposite ends of the trading spectrum — and they are. But option traders can actually learn a great deal from long-term mutual fund investors.  Because they invest for the long term, mutual… Read More

The market finally got its long-awaited correction as the S&P 500 plummeted 11% in just four days. Global growth concerns and currency wars sent shockwaves throughout the world’s marketplaces, sparing almost nothing. Even before the recent market crash, this has been one of the toughest markets in years… Read More

China is devaluing its currency. Oil is crashing. Greece is facing years of slow growth and might be dragging down the rest of Europe, where GDP growth is already slowing. The Federal Reserve is also concerned about global growth, which may delay an interest rate hike.  The news… Read More

I study a number of great investors because I believe success leaves clues. Every buy and sell decision Warren Buffett makes tells us more about his process, and those insights can help us create our own success. While you’re obviously familiar with Buffett, you might not be familiar… Read More