Traders Make Thousands from Surprisingly Legal Wall Street Heists

Last Friday, we told you a story about a select group of traders who have effectively “stolen” thousands of dollars from Wall Street.

By performing these “heists,” as we call them, these traders have scored annual gains of 78.8%… 125.6%… and some are even earning returns (regularly, mind you) as high as 212.2%.

The best part about these “heists” is that you can do them yourself. You don’t need a million-dollar brokerage account or access to a powerful financial adviser. All you need is an open mind and the willingness to try a new investing strategy.

For example, one of our subscribers, Texas hospital worker Duane S., told us how he used these “heists” to earn $2,000 from the market last month: “This was my first time, and it was easy!”

Or how about the story of 1st Sgt. Rory D., who has been able to “steal” five figures through these “heists” since he started doing them a few years ago? As Rory said: “I had no problems learning [this strategy]. I have made over $10,000 so far.”

But before I go any further, I want to clarify that when I say “steal,” I’m not implying these traders did anything wrong. The strategy I’m going to tell you about is 100% legal.

I’d also like to preface this discussion by saying the opportunity I’m talking about deals with an asset class that many people aren’t comfortable with. The mere mention of these investments — and the market in which they trade — makes some folks cringe.

But before you let this market — known as the derivatives market — scare you away entirely, I’d like you to hear me out. As some of the most misunderstood assets in the investment universe, derivatives can be wildly beneficial if used correctly.

See, most people don’t know this, but the stock market is only a tiny portion of the whole financial system. And when it comes to Wall Street investment banks, hotshot traders and brokerage houses, stocks aren’t their main source of income.

Instead, a large portion of their profits come from a category of investments known as derivatives. While derivatives might have fancy names like options, swaps and futures, in reality, these derivatives are just different types of “bets.” These bets can be anything, like what interest rates will be next month, where fuel prices will trade at, or even how much a stock’s price will rise over a given time period.

Thanks to online stock brokerages and other developing technologies, aggressive traders found that they could use this derivatives market like a casino to make insane bets on the direction of stock prices.

For example, we recently saw a bet being made that Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) stock price will drop from $360 a share to $195 in the next six weeks. What’s more, these people were betting $595 on it happening.

That’s ridiculous. Even during the 2008 market crash, Amazon’s stock didn’t drop that fast.

Yet despite the absurdity of this proposition, this ridiculous bet is by no means the only example we found. These people are betting on stocks like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Visa (NYSE: V) collapsing as well. It just doesn’t make any sense.

What’s far more likely is that these bets will expire worthless, and the money traders paid to make them will go straight into the bankers’ pockets. We know because this process happens every day, and it’s one of the primary ways Wall Street bankers extract big profits from some of their most aggressive clients.

That’s where the “heists” I mentioned earlier come in.

Amber Hestla, Profitable Trading’s resident options expert and options income strategist for Income Trader, has found a way to collect the money that’s being paid to make a lot of these losing bets. She even has a nickname for this strategy — the “Hestla Heist.”

Amber explains the “Hestla Heist” in her most recent research report, “How I Legally Stole $37,000”:

What the Hestla Heist enables you to do is spot these ridiculous bets and collect the money being lost by those impulsive speculators.

I don’t believe in taking money from people without their consent. And I certainly don’t believe in hurting someone else financially while I’m getting rich.

When you use this tactic, you are simply collecting the money lost by impulsive (and often wealthy) gamblers who make wildly speculative bets in the derivatives market.

That’s what the Hestla Heist allows you to do. It helps you butt ahead of Wall Street and pick up the money being lost before they do.

That’s why I call it a “heist.” Because when you do this, you’re “stealing” some of Wall Street’s profit.

And I’m completely comfortable with a legal strategy that levels the playing field for individual investors.

Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to tell you everything about these “Hestla Heists” in today’s short column. So to explain this opportunity in detail, Amber has recently put together a research report describing exactly how these “heists” work. In it, she’ll tell you how she’s using options to “steal” thousands of dollars of Wall Street’s profits. She’ll also show how you can be doing the same by as early as the next trading session. To access this must-see research, follow this link now.