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

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 about $18 billion, which means Buffett has made nearly 1,200% on his investment. Buffett obviously made… 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 about $18 billion, which means Buffett has made nearly 1,200% on his investment. Buffett obviously made… Read More

Many of the traders I talk to are wondering what Bill Ackman could be thinking.  Ackman is a hedge fund manager, the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has about $11 billion under management. Ackman is considered a contrarian investor who tends to buy when companies are… Read More

Many of the traders I talk to are wondering what Bill Ackman could be thinking.  Ackman is a hedge fund manager, the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has about $11 billion under management. Ackman is considered a contrarian investor who tends to buy when companies are… Read More

The S&P 500 is near 2,400 after gaining more than 11% since the election. Bears are warning of irrational exuberance, but the truth is we could see a gain of 25%, or even more, from current levels. Read More

The S&P 500 is near 2,400 after gaining more than 11% since the election. Bears are warning of irrational exuberance, but the truth is we could see a gain of 25%, or even more, from current levels. Read More

Earnings season is almost over, and with 92% of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting, results are a little better than expected. About two-thirds of companies beat analysts’ expectations, in line with the long-term average rate. Earnings per share (EPS) came in about 4.9% higher than they were a… Read More

Earnings season is almost over, and with 92% of the companies in the S&P 500 reporting, results are a little better than expected. About two-thirds of companies beat analysts’ expectations, in line with the long-term average rate. Earnings per share (EPS) came in about 4.9% higher than they were a… Read More