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
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.
Last week, I shared some research with you that I submitted to the Market Technicians Association... Read More
Last week, I shared some research with you that I submitted to the Market Technicians Association (MTA). My paper, “Fixing the VIX: An Indicator to Beat Fear,” earned me the 2015 Charles... 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
One of the best ways to lose money in the markets is to be a perma-bear. We all know that there will be another bear market in stocks one day — nothing goes up forever — but we have no way of knowing when that decline will begin. So while… Read More
But I’ve been very successful in this low-interest-rate environment. I’ve closed 85 straight winning trades in my Income Trader newsletter since its inception in February 2013. And I’m not talking about single-digit gains either. The average trade has provided an annualized return of 53%. Before I get into how I… Read More
One of the most important lessons I learned during my days in the Army was the KISS principle: Keep... Read More
One of the most important lessons I learned during my days in the Army was the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid. Outside of the military, one of the greatest minds of all time believed in the... Read More
One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore.... Read More
One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore. It allows individual investors to generate income from the best companies in the world without... Read More
An old trader once told me, “Trading is the hardest easy money you’ll ever make.” In theory, trading is easy enough — all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? After all, there are thousands of books claiming to tell us everything we need to know. … Read More
Some traders argue that once an indicator or strategy is well known it loses its effectiveness. But that doesn’t seem to ring true for the Dogs of the Dow, which was popularized in the early ’90s. The Dogs are the 10 highest yielding stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average,… Read More