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

We usually think of summer as the slow time of year on Wall Street. According to pundits, that’s partly because traders and investment managers are vacationing in the Hamptons. That might be true, but the why is not important. What is important is to understand the trend and have a… Read More

We usually think of summer as the slow time of year on Wall Street. According to pundits, that’s partly because traders and investment managers are vacationing in the Hamptons. That might be true, but the why is not important. What is important is to understand the trend and have a… Read More

One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore. It allows individual investors to generate income from the best companies in the world without buying stocks most of the time. I’ve been recommending trades in this market for over a year. And so… Read More

One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore. It allows individual investors to generate income from the best companies in the world without buying stocks most of the time. I’ve been recommending trades in this market for over a year. And so… Read More

It’s one of the easiest and safest ways to generate 20%-plus returns on a regular basis. Once you’ve mastered the technique, I wouldn’t be surprised if you stopped trading stocks or buying and holding investments for years at a time. That’s how powerful this strategy is — it… Read More

It’s one of the easiest and safest ways to generate 20%-plus returns on a regular basis. Once you’ve mastered the technique, I wouldn’t be surprised if you stopped trading stocks or buying and holding investments for years at a time. That’s how powerful this strategy is — it… Read More

The week after options expire is one of my favorite times of each month. That’s because, as usual, it means it’s time for readers of my premium advisory, Income Trader, and me to review our trades. And so far, we’ve seen outstanding results. #-ad_banner-# In January, six put positions expired… Read More

The week after options expire is one of my favorite times of each month. That’s because, as usual, it means it’s time for readers of my premium advisory, Income Trader, and me to review our trades. And so far, we’ve seen outstanding results. #-ad_banner-# In January, six put positions expired… Read More

Today, I’m going to let you in on one of the market’s best-kept secrets… It turns out investors are willing to pay you to sell stocks you already own at a profit.  You read that right. And you want to know the funny thing? Often, you don’t even end up… Read More

Today, I’m going to let you in on one of the market’s best-kept secrets… It turns out investors are willing to pay you to sell stocks you already own at a profit.  You read that right. And you want to know the funny thing? Often, you don’t even end up… Read More