Gold has been a popular investment for centuries, but the price gains of gold in the long term usually just match the rate of inflation. During the past few years, gold has soared while inflation has been low. Unless inflation picks up,… 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.
Traders sometimes overreact to bad news. One of the most common occurrences of this is when a... Read More
Traders sometimes overreact to bad news. One of the most common occurrences of this is when a company reports lower-than-expected earnings or guidance, which causes the stock to sell off sharply. If... Read More
There has been a break in the news cycle as Europe has been quiet for a few weeks, but that is about to change. The next summit of European leaders is scheduled for mid-October, but politicians are already posturing so there could be market-moving news before then. #-ad_banner-# The European… Read More
Europe is in the news again, although it seems like the continent’s financial turmoil is always in the news. European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi was quoted in The Wall Street Journal as… Read More
Economists don’t know if inflation will increase or not, and I certainly don’t pretend to know. But like many traders, I am worried about what would happen if inflation picks up. Some traders turn to gold as an inflation… Read More
As traders, we can take advantage of the late summer doldrums in the market and open a trade that is virtually a guaranteed winner. Volume has all but disappeared from the stock market —… Read More
Trading options contracts is a low-cost way to profit from a company’s earnings announcement. Earnings reports have led to some big… Read More