Amber Hestla

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 rate policy can be boring. I’m reminded of this every six weeks as the Federal Reserve meets and Wall Street’s attention turns towards the Eccles Building in Washington, D.C. For years, CNBC has used the building as the backdrop for reporters when the Fed meets — as they were yesterday. Each time the Fed meets, traders anxiously wit to see what happens. Traders watch the news, largely consisting of a reporter standing in front of a building saying things like, “There’s a meeting going on inside.” Analysts will try to explain what members of the Fed were thinking at the meeting. Read More

Interest rate policy can be boring. I’m reminded of this every six weeks as the Federal Reserve meets and Wall Street’s attention turns towards the Eccles Building in Washington, D.C. For years, CNBC has used the building as the backdrop for reporters when the Fed meets — as they were yesterday. Each time the Fed meets, traders anxiously wit to see what happens. Traders watch the news, largely consisting of a reporter standing in front of a building saying things like, “There’s a meeting going on inside.” Analysts will try to explain what members of the Fed were thinking at the meeting. —Recommended Link— [TRENDING] Weird trade doubles your money in 3 days?​ This is going to be big… Jim fink just released the details of his 310F trade. This “Friday phenomenon” could generate returns of up to 100% or more… in the next 3-10 days… and continue to pay out… week after week. You can get in on the action now by following this link. The Fed’s thinking is nearly impossible to understand, but the Fed’s goals are relatively straightforward. The Fed operates under a mandate from Congress to “promote effectively the… Read More

As many of you know, I’ve been expecting a pullback in the stock market. Two weeks ago, I noted, “The chart indicates a 2.5% pullback is likely before we see the market rally sharply into the end of the year.” The chart of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) is shown below with important support levels. On the bottom of the chart, I’ve tracked my Profit Amplifier Momentum (PAM) indicator. The pullback, from high to low over the past two weeks, was 2.9%. —Recommended Link— Most Traders Do THIS Wrong (Hint: They’re… Read More

As many of you know, I’ve been expecting a pullback in the stock market. Two weeks ago, I noted, “The chart indicates a 2.5% pullback is likely before we see the market rally sharply into the end of the year.” The chart of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE: DIA) is shown below with important support levels. On the bottom of the chart, I’ve tracked my Profit Amplifier Momentum (PAM) indicator. The pullback, from high to low over the past two weeks, was 2.9%. —Recommended Link— Most Traders Do THIS Wrong (Hint: They’re paying Wall Street instead of letting Wall Street pay them!) They’re screwing it up… and they’re missing out on the chance to make easy profits every single week without a ton of risk.  Are you falling victim to this pitfall? Click here to find out.​ As you can see from the bars in the bottom segment, PAM is already showing signs of bottoming. That signal tells me that our pullback — while short — is likely already over. Now, there could still be additional weakness in the first… Read More

As we get ready to wrap up 2019, J.P. Morgan has released a note warning investors to expect low returns in the bond market next year. After 10 years of low rates, this isn’t really a surprise. But it comes after a good year for bonds… and it comes as investors face important decisions about their portfolios. I think all of this could end up being bullish for the stock market. Here’s why… —Recommended Link— Republican Senators Could Put $154,435 In Your Pocket This Year One neglected pot biotech stock could go ballistic the moment… Read More

As we get ready to wrap up 2019, J.P. Morgan has released a note warning investors to expect low returns in the bond market next year. After 10 years of low rates, this isn’t really a surprise. But it comes after a good year for bonds… and it comes as investors face important decisions about their portfolios. I think all of this could end up being bullish for the stock market. Here’s why… —Recommended Link— Republican Senators Could Put $154,435 In Your Pocket This Year One neglected pot biotech stock could go ballistic the moment the Senate passes this historic act. A landslide victory in the House all but guarantees a Senate win. Investors who take action before the vote could lock in gains of up to 6,077%. This is not a wait-and-see opportunity.” Click here for details. Going into the end of the year, long-term Treasuries have delivered a total return of 8%. That’s the best return since 2011, when bonds gained a total of 9.8%. Both years are highlighted in the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: TLT) chart below, which shows total returns (gains from both interest payments… Read More

In case you missed it, I recently hosted an online masterclass for investors who want to make simple, effective high payout trades that will help you generate more income than you ever thought possible.  For those who missed it, there’s still time to check it out. But for now, I want spend some time discussing just how effective this strategy can be. And in just a second, I’ll prove it to you… For now, just know that my strategy involves options. Forget what you may think you know… the way I trade options is one of the… Read More

In case you missed it, I recently hosted an online masterclass for investors who want to make simple, effective high payout trades that will help you generate more income than you ever thought possible.  For those who missed it, there’s still time to check it out. But for now, I want spend some time discussing just how effective this strategy can be. And in just a second, I’ll prove it to you… For now, just know that my strategy involves options. Forget what you may think you know… the way I trade options is one of the most conservative income strategies around. I’ve made successful trades more than 90% of the time since 2013 using this technique.  —Recommended Link— Why The Media Is Hiding This Breakthrough Marijuana Discovery​ Scientists just uncovered a ground-breaking technology that will revolutionize the marijuana industry. But the “lame-stream” media has covered it up to give Wall Street insiders first dibs. That’s 100% unfair! A new report reveals the truth and offers step-by-step details on how you can claim your share of the company that’s about to become “The Pfizer of Pot.” Click here for… Read More

Earnings season for the third quarter is almost done. It looks like the companies in the S&P 500 will report earnings per share that are 2.2% lower than they were a year ago. It will be the third straight quarter of year-over-year declines. This is a concern for two reasons. —Recommended Link— I couldn’t believe it when I saw the trading stats…​ 42 winning trades this year. Zero losing trades. ZERO. 94% winning average over the past decade. Easy gains of 42%… 30%… and 127%, all in the past month… Regular payouts of $2,450… $2,070…… Read More

Earnings season for the third quarter is almost done. It looks like the companies in the S&P 500 will report earnings per share that are 2.2% lower than they were a year ago. It will be the third straight quarter of year-over-year declines. This is a concern for two reasons. —Recommended Link— I couldn’t believe it when I saw the trading stats…​ 42 winning trades this year. Zero losing trades. ZERO. 94% winning average over the past decade. Easy gains of 42%… 30%… and 127%, all in the past month… Regular payouts of $2,450… $2,070… $1,550… and $2,950… This proprietary “I.V.L. trading system” is spitting out winners at a shocking clip. And it just pinpointed the next opportunity. Click here now to start racking up winners.. First is the fact that companies often make adjustments to earnings. This is called non-GAAP earnings, and it excludes one-time factors and special charges the company’s management thinks will distort the true picture of operations. GAAP, or generally accepted accounting procedures, defines how earnings are calculated. A company’s management will often argue that some charges, like corporate restructuring or layoffs, artificially depress earnings. To help investors… Read More

Recently, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time in a row. After the meeting, Chairman Jerome Powell held a press conference. I found his comments particularly interesting this time around. Here’s why… —Recommended Link— Generate $1 Million in Retirement Income — Guaranteed​​ Acclaimed income expert Amber Hestla is hosting a masterclass that reveals the simple way to generate up to $1,155 (or more) in instant income. Week in. And week out. We’re so sure you can use his program to become an income millionaire, we’ll pay you $1,000 to get you started. Read More

Recently, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the third time in a row. After the meeting, Chairman Jerome Powell held a press conference. I found his comments particularly interesting this time around. Here’s why… —Recommended Link— Generate $1 Million in Retirement Income — Guaranteed​​ Acclaimed income expert Amber Hestla is hosting a masterclass that reveals the simple way to generate up to $1,155 (or more) in instant income. Week in. And week out. We’re so sure you can use his program to become an income millionaire, we’ll pay you $1,000 to get you started. Sign up here for free. In a nutshell, Powell said he is confident that Fed policy is helping the economy. He admits that the global economy is slowing but notes that the United States is different than the European Union or Japan. Because we are different, Powell is confident we won’t experience the problems those regions have seen. He’s pleased to see the initial “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China. Combined with indications that the U.K. might be able to pull off its divorce with the EU, it means risks aren’t as dire… Read More

With major stock market indexes at new all-time highs, it’s obvious to many analysts that we are in a bull market. The question, of course, is how much longer can it last. To examine this, I’m including a chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) that shows the new high. I also included the stochastics indicator at the bottom of the chart. Stochastics is a popular momentum indicator that is widely followed. I don’t believe that it works well as a timing tool, but the indicator does have an important characteristic. Let’s take a look… —Recommended Link—… Read More

With major stock market indexes at new all-time highs, it’s obvious to many analysts that we are in a bull market. The question, of course, is how much longer can it last. To examine this, I’m including a chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) that shows the new high. I also included the stochastics indicator at the bottom of the chart. Stochastics is a popular momentum indicator that is widely followed. I don’t believe that it works well as a timing tool, but the indicator does have an important characteristic. Let’s take a look… —Recommended Link— America’s 5G Rollout Is In Jeopardy… This $5 Stock Could Save It The U.S. will lose the 5G race, $3.5 trillion in revenue, and 22 million jobs… unless we can solve a devastating technical problem. Luckily, one overlooked company has a solution that can put us back on the map. You could add $234,770 to your bank account this year… but only if you make your move quickly. Banks and hedge funds are starting to gobble up these $5 shares. Click here to stake your claim. In a… Read More

I love being an investment analyst and trader. But I also love the fact that I don’t work in New York City with other analysts and traders. I’m not the only one who feels this way. So does Warren Buffett. Buffett has explained why he prefers Omaha to New York: “People know better, but when they hear a rumor — particularly when they hear it from a high place — they just can’t resist the temptation to go along,” he said. —Recommended Link— America’s 5G Rollout Is In Jeopardy… This $5 Stock Could Save It The U.S. Read More

I love being an investment analyst and trader. But I also love the fact that I don’t work in New York City with other analysts and traders. I’m not the only one who feels this way. So does Warren Buffett. Buffett has explained why he prefers Omaha to New York: “People know better, but when they hear a rumor — particularly when they hear it from a high place — they just can’t resist the temptation to go along,” he said. —Recommended Link— America’s 5G Rollout Is In Jeopardy… This $5 Stock Could Save It The U.S. will lose the 5G race, $3.5 trillion in revenue, and 22 million jobs… unless we can solve a devastating technical problem. Luckily, one overlooked company has a solution that can put us back on the map. You could add $234,770 to your bank account this year… but only if you make your move quickly. Banks and hedge funds are starting to gobble up these $5 shares. Click here to stake your claim. Here’s more of what he had to say on the matter: It happens in Wall Street periodically, and then you get what are, in… Read More

While there are no sure things in the stock market, there is one thing that’s almost certain: After stocks go up, bears start calling for a correction. I know what you’re probably thinking… But what if they’re right?  I get it. Psychologically, it can be daunting to buy stocks when there are rumblings.  In times like these, I am reminded of something one my mentors, Ralph Acampora, said.  —Recommended Link— The world’s most powerful trading system… revealed ​Master Trader Jim Fink has finally agreed to open the doors to his Paragon trading system. A secret… Read More

While there are no sure things in the stock market, there is one thing that’s almost certain: After stocks go up, bears start calling for a correction. I know what you’re probably thinking… But what if they’re right?  I get it. Psychologically, it can be daunting to buy stocks when there are rumblings.  In times like these, I am reminded of something one my mentors, Ralph Acampora, said.  —Recommended Link— The world’s most powerful trading system… revealed ​Master Trader Jim Fink has finally agreed to open the doors to his Paragon trading system. A secret he’s kept for 30 years. This 4-pronged profit machine gives you not one, not two, but four different ways to profit from a single trade. His recommendations could help you rake in $125k in less than 12 months. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Only 500 seats are available and they are filling up fast. Get the full details here Louis Rukeyser, Host of Wall Street Week ​ Ralph was often seen on Louis Rukeyser’s “Wall Street Week,” which ran on PBS every Friday night from 1970 through… Read More

I’m pretty sure kids were different when I was young. I recall being respectful and inquisitive. I would ask questions and appreciate the answers adults gave me. But now, from the age of about four onwards, kids today think they know everything. I asked my mom, and she is certain I am wrong. When she finally stopped laughing at me, she said that while I was also a precocious four-year old, I am respectful and inquisitive now. As I read through some research reports this weekend, I was left with the feeling that some analysts are more like know-it-all four-year olds. Read More

I’m pretty sure kids were different when I was young. I recall being respectful and inquisitive. I would ask questions and appreciate the answers adults gave me. But now, from the age of about four onwards, kids today think they know everything. I asked my mom, and she is certain I am wrong. When she finally stopped laughing at me, she said that while I was also a precocious four-year old, I am respectful and inquisitive now. As I read through some research reports this weekend, I was left with the feeling that some analysts are more like know-it-all four-year olds. Some seem unwilling to look past the current situation, even when there is information readily available to help them understand the historical context. Here’s what I mean… —Recommended Link— Get Your Name on Wall Street’s Payment List ​Wall Street pays out big money every single day for stocks-and qualified investors can get their names at the top of the list for easy payouts like $2,950 every week. I’ve been collecting payments like this for 30 years and it’s the most powerful way I know to consistently earn life-changing income. I’d love to show you how… Read More