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

Income investments are an important portion of any retirement portfolio. Historically, they’ve provided retirees monthly or quarterly income distributions to help cover expenses, health care and any other living expenses. The other morning I was perusing a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney report that outlined four… Read More

You would be shocked to know how many accepted “facts” in the financial world are simply not true.  For example, you may have been told that asset allocation — the amount of your portfolio you dedicate to stocks, bonds, etc. — is more important to your future returns than stock… Read More

Dear Profitable Trader readers, Next week, I’m headed to the 2015 Market Technicians Association’s (MTA) Gala Awards Dinner in New York City. The event is hosted by the MTA, a global organization of 4,500 professional investment analysts. I’m going because Amber was awarded the 2015 Charles H. Dow Award. This… Read More