Amber Hestla, Chief Investment Strategist

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

Interest rates have been climbing while the stock market has been dropping. However, despite these conditions, this trade may help us find some green in what has been a sea of red. Read More

Interest rates have been climbing while the stock market has been dropping. However, despite these conditions, this trade may help us find some green in what has been a sea of red. Read More

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 50 basis points last week in an attempt to tamp down inflation that is currently running red-hot. Maximum Income did not take a trade due the added volatility this meeting brings to the market, it was best to sit this one out... Read More

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 50 basis points last week in an attempt to tamp down inflation that is currently running red-hot. Maximum Income did not take a trade due the added volatility this meeting brings to the market, it was best to sit this one out... Read More

Extreme volatility has become the new normal in this day and age, which means we need to stick to our strategy of selling options on high-quality stocks when safe income isn’t always as easy to find. However, we found one such trade... Read More

Extreme volatility has become the new normal in this day and age, which means we need to stick to our strategy of selling options on high-quality stocks when safe income isn’t always as easy to find. However, we found one such trade... Read More

This retail stock stands to perform well as the current economic condition consumers are facing begins to put the squeeze on their pocket books. Now, discount retail is showing some strength in a choppy market. Read More

This retail stock stands to perform well as the current economic condition consumers are facing begins to put the squeeze on their pocket books. Now, discount retail is showing some strength in a choppy market. Read More

This blue-chip should be on everyone’s list of low-risk stocks because of its steady growth and market-staying power. It’s a high-quality company that holds firm whether times are tight or prosperous. Read More

This blue-chip should be on everyone’s list of low-risk stocks because of its steady growth and market-staying power. It’s a high-quality company that holds firm whether times are tight or prosperous. Read More

China said it’s now preparing to give U.S. regulators full access to the books of 200+ companies with ADR listings as soon as this year. This framework would allow most Chinese businesses to keep their listings. Read More

China said it’s now preparing to give U.S. regulators full access to the books of 200+ companies with ADR listings as soon as this year. This framework would allow most Chinese businesses to keep their listings. Read More

The closest thing we get to a “buy one, get one free” deal in the stock market is called a spinoff. A spinoff occurs when one publicly-traded company separates one of its subsidiaries or divisions into a separate and brand-new public company. Read More

The closest thing we get to a “buy one, get one free” deal in the stock market is called a spinoff. A spinoff occurs when one publicly-traded company separates one of its subsidiaries or divisions into a separate and brand-new public company. Read More