Defensive stocks are always popular among conservative investors. These are stocks that are believed to have some degree of immunity to the business cycle. Consumer staples are favorites of defensive investors because consumers will always need the products sold by companies like Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Utility stocks are… 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.
Most analysts agree that FedEx (NYSE: FDX) is a great company. It virtually created the private express shipment business, starting with an idea in 1971, and growing to a company moving an average of 10 million items a day with a fleet of more than 90,000 trucks and over 660… Read More
New highs are often followed by sell-offs, but they can also be followed by yet more new highs. In time, we will know which is the case with the current market. For now, we need to develop strategies that could be profitable no matter what the future holds. Regardless of… Read More
Record highs in the Dow Jones Industrial Average have probably never occurred at such a bad time. The spring of each year is often when retirement account decisions are made. IRS rules require 2012 retirement accounts to be funded before April 15. With stocks at new highs, some investors may… Read More
While many traders want to consistently see triple-digit gains, there are opportunities to make relatively low-risk trades that could add up to income of more than 10% a year. The strategy I’ll detail below uses the idea of low-risk to capture a potential gain of more than 1% in less… Read More
A couple weeks ago, I told Trade of the Week readers how investors are using options to generate thousands of dollars in “Instant Income.” Simply put, I think it’s one of the best income strategies in the world. And Jeremy Grantham, noted value investor and Chief Investment Strategist of GMO,… Read More
Income is on the minds of more and more traders. Some are using dividend stocks to replace bonds and others are using high-yield bond funds, which always seem to fall more than stocks in a sell-off. In my opinion, the best income strategy involves using options. Selling puts is one… Read More
Gold is an emotional investment for some people. Their desire to own gold might be grounded in concerns about future inflation or as a hedge against a cataclysmic economic decline. History is on their side in that events like that have occurred in the past. However, it can be expensive… Read More
One of the best income strategies in the world involves a “glitch” in the financial markets. It allows individual investors to generate “Instant Income” from the best companies in the world. The best part, more than 80% of the time, in my experience, investors don’t have to buy a single… Read More
For many years, traders have been looking for the next Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) or the next... Read More
For many years, traders have been looking for the next Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) or the next Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT). They want to find a small company that is about to become a market leader and the... Read More