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.
I recently came across an interesting find during my weekend reading that I was excited to share... Read More
I recently came across an interesting find during my weekend reading that I was excited to share with readers of my premium options service, Income Trader. I’d like to share a little bit... Read More
Among Warren Buffett’s biggest winners is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). Buffett owns 400 million... Read More
Among Warren Buffett’s biggest winners is Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO). Buffett owns 400 million shares of KO and paid an average price of less than $3.25 a share. Today, that stake in KO is worth... Read More
If you’re frustrated with the low yields this market has to offer, you’re not alone. Finding dependable yields over 4%, much less double-digit yields, is nearly impossible in the current market environment. For instance, the S&P 500 throws off a yield of just 1.9%. Even after the March hike, bonds… Read More
No matter how you define risk in specific terms, the concept of risk always involves losses. High risk is associated with a greater-than-average possibility of loss. By that definition, selling options could be one of the lowest risk strategies an investor can use. Options have a reputation for being high… 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 have all the information we’ll ever need. Read More
My years in the military have allowed me to see the world in a totally different way. While deployed overseas I tracked IED locations, went on convoy missions and gathered intelligence from local villages. I learned the importance of analyzing data to forecast what was likely to happen, and I… Read More
It’s one of the easiest and safest ways to generate 20%-plus returns on a regular basis. Once you’ve mastered the technique, I wouldn’t be surprised if you stopped trading stocks or only buying and holding investments altogether. That’s how powerful this strategy is: It can drastically improve the way you… Read More