Amber Hestla

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.

Analyst Articles

How I Closed 105 Trades Without Losing a Cent

One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market most people ignore. It allows individual investors to generate income from the best companies in the world — often without even having to buy shares. I’ve been recommending trades in this market for three years and so far… Read More

Why Apple is My No. 1 Income Stock

Many investors think in binary terms, like the tendency to distinguish between value and growth investing. While value investors focus on companies with low valuations — whether based on the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, price-to-book (P/B) ratio or something similar — growth investors focus on earnings growth, expecting share… Read More

This is for Adult Eyes Only…

This Trade of the Week issue comes with an adult content warning. If you have delicate sensibilities, you may want to jump to the middle of the article… Because before I get to today’s investing lesson on how to pocket the kind of profits that are on every… Read More

My Top Dividend Stock for 2016

Income investors often use government bond yields as their benchmark. Securities issued by a stable government offer nearly guaranteed income since a government is unlikely to default on its debt. The problem is that government bonds offer so little income right now. U.S. 10-year Treasury notes yield about… Read More

Overlooked Indicator Uncovers Screaming Bargains

One of the most important lessons I learned during my days in the Army was the KISS principle: Keep... Read More

One of the most important lessons I learned during my days in the Army was the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid. Outside of the military, one of the greatest minds of all time believed in the... Read More

A Simple Strategy With a 100% Win Rate

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,… Read More