Value investors look for stocks that offer low risk. The idea is to buy a stock at a price level that should be near a low as measured by the fundamentals. Some value investors look for stocks with sound business models that are selling at a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio,… 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.
Despite a brief decline that occurred in early November, stock market prices are almost exactly where they were the day of the presidential election. When prices trade within a narrow range, indicators that measure market volatility… Read More
Investors can be rewarded handsomely by buying beaten-down sectors at the right time. In 2008, financial stocks were at the center of the storm that threatened the global financial system. An ETF that tracks an… Read More
Stock prices generally reflect expectations for the future. If investors believe earnings will grow, stock prices can soar, and they can fall just as quickly if earnings disappoint. The yearly chart of Hot Topic… Read More
Bad news tends to dominate the headlines and we often miss the signs of good news that are buried lower on the page. One example of good news was the unemployment rate for November falling to 7.7%, a four-year low. As people… Read More
With political leaders considering changes to taxes and fiscal policy that could have significant... Read More
With political leaders considering changes to taxes and fiscal policy that could have significant economic impacts, the market is likely to be driven by irrational fears or hopes. After a deal is... Read More
Few companies can claim they actually contributed to changing the world. But less than 30 years ago, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) did change the world as they defined the standards for personal computers (PCs). With Intel providing the hardware standards and Microsoft defining software, those two companies… Read More
There seems to be widespread agreement that tax rates impact stock prices. Unfortunately, for traders looking for an edge in the stock market, there is no evidence showing what that impact is. There have been… Read More
Traders are not always rational, and that statement seems to be especially true during earnings season. Millions, and at times billions, of dollars in stock market value are often lost in seconds when a… Read More
Value investors always seem to emphasize the importance of buying stocks at the right price. Many... Read More
Value investors always seem to emphasize the importance of buying stocks at the right price. Many of the largest and most successful value investors prefer to hold cash if they can’t find... Read More