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

As 2017 rushes forward, I’m seeing confirmation of my market outlook from the beginning of this year. In the past week, it’s become clear that Warren Buffett now agrees with my assessment of airline stocks. I’ll admit I was nervous as I dove into the sector against Buffett’s advice. But… Read More

As 2017 rushes forward, I’m seeing confirmation of my market outlook from the beginning of this year. In the past week, it’s become clear that Warren Buffett now agrees with my assessment of airline stocks. I’ll admit I was nervous as I dove into the sector against Buffett’s advice. But… Read More

Elections have consequences, and one of the most surprising consequences of November’s election has been the sharp increase in economic optimism. This can be seen in surveys of investors or business owners. The general mood of the nation is captured by Gallup, which published a number of surveys. Their Economic… Read More

Elections have consequences, and one of the most surprising consequences of November’s election has been the sharp increase in economic optimism. This can be seen in surveys of investors or business owners. The general mood of the nation is captured by Gallup, which published a number of surveys. Their Economic… Read More

The president is surrounded by a host of unsavory characters, and concerns that businesses are using the office for personal profits are beginning to brew. There’s been talk of impeachment, largely along party lines, with the opposition growing increasingly vocal. And while the large, public protests are mostly peaceful, the… Read More

The president is surrounded by a host of unsavory characters, and concerns that businesses are using the office for personal profits are beginning to brew. There’s been talk of impeachment, largely along party lines, with the opposition growing increasingly vocal. And while the large, public protests are mostly peaceful, the… Read More

An old trader once told me, “Trading is the hardest easy money you’ll ever make.” In theory, trading is easy enough — all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? After all, there are thousands of books claiming to have all the information we’ll ever need. Read More

An old trader once told me, “Trading is the hardest easy money you’ll ever make.” In theory, trading is easy enough — all you have to do is buy low and sell high, right? After all, there are thousands of books claiming to have all the information we’ll ever need. Read More

Charles Dow passed away in 1902, but his insights into market behavior hold up well 114 years later. Dow was among the first to realize that market action and economic growth were highly correlated. He created the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA) to forecast the economy. Later, he created the… Read More

Charles Dow passed away in 1902, but his insights into market behavior hold up well 114 years later. Dow was among the first to realize that market action and economic growth were highly correlated. He created the Dow Jones Transportation Average (DJTA) to forecast the economy. Later, he created the… Read More

Trading stocks involves a combination of paying attention to present factors while also forecasting the future. And the closer we get to the end of the year, the more emphasis people seem to place on what’s to come. We already have forecasts for 2017 from more than a dozen major… Read More

Trading stocks involves a combination of paying attention to present factors while also forecasting the future. And the closer we get to the end of the year, the more emphasis people seem to place on what’s to come. We already have forecasts for 2017 from more than a dozen major… Read More

Since the election, we have seen markets move sharply. Stocks are up, bonds are down, interest rates are up and gold is down. All of these markets are pointing to a strong economy — and toward a potential bull market for income stocks. The trend in interest rates seems to… Read More

Since the election, we have seen markets move sharply. Stocks are up, bonds are down, interest rates are up and gold is down. All of these markets are pointing to a strong economy — and toward a potential bull market for income stocks. The trend in interest rates seems to… Read More