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

Over the long term, value stocks tend to be winners. There are a number of ways to define... Read More

Over the long term, value stocks tend to be winners. There are a number of ways to define value.  My preferred approach is to use the PEG ratio, which compares the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio... Read More

Value investors tend to be conservative, while emerging-market investors are often thought of as aggressive. Many investors place these limits on themselves. Value investors might only consider dividend-paying large-cap stocks, for example. In doing so, they could be severely limiting their profits. When looking at emerging markets recently, we noticed… Read More

Thanks to the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, the decades-long ban on hedge fund advertising ended Monday. The question you need to consider is whether you should pay attention. Hedge funds have almost been a secretive society in the investment world. Individual investors are largely prohibited from buying… Read More