Every three months, traders turn their attention to earnings announcements. Some companies will be big winners and traders can use options for a chance to make short-term triple-digit gains. As one example, last earnings season I highlighted Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ:… 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.
One noted CNBC analyst/entertainer is fond of saying “There’s always a bull market somewhere,” and he is correct that at least one stock market sector or country will go up even in the worst… Read More
The current stock market looks vulnerable to further selling right now, but in such an uncertain... Read More
The current stock market looks vulnerable to further selling right now, but in such an uncertain market, long positions are needed to capture potential gains if stocks should rise. However, risk... Read More
In 1999, traders and everyone else seemed to believe that the Internet would change the world and any company with a website would be able to profit from that new reality. These stocks had so much potential that traditional valuation techniques didn’t… Read More
Last week, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) announced a far steeper-than-expected drop in 2013 profit, which sent the stock to a nine-year low. You may be asking yourself whether a company that was founded in 1939 and is expected to report more than $100… Read More
Whenever we have an extended market crash, it is a good idea to look for the survivors. These are the companies that have endured the brutal years of a bear market and are still… Read More
While irrational exuberance or excessive pessimism can lead traders to ignore fundamentals in the short term, stock prices are almost always related to earnings in the long term. Traders can benefit from fad stocks… Read More
Handbag and accessory maker Coach (NYSE: COH), one of the best-known names in high-end fashion, has also been one of the best-performing stocks in the bull market that started in 2009. From its bear… Read More
While value investing and short-term trading seem to be at opposite ends of the investment... Read More
While value investing and short-term trading seem to be at opposite ends of the investment spectrum, there are ways short-term traders can use long-term value investing principles to profit. Value... Read More
An options price is determined by a variety of factors, but volatility, the amount an underlying stock’s price is expected to move, is one of the most important factors to consider when trading options. If a stock is highly volatile, there is a greater chance that it will reach the… Read More