For over 20 years, Jeff Yastine was, directly and indirectly, involved in the stock market as an investor and financial journalists. Currently, he is the editor of Total Wealth Insider and contributor to Winning Investor Daily and Sovereign Investors, publications run by Banyan Hill. Jeff’s objective is to educate investors on monetary, business and economic trends while informing them on available profitable opportunities.
In his past articles, he wrote about diversifying one’s portfolio and when to or not invest. Jeff advised his readers to consider investing in gold as a preventive measure against the market turmoil. In as much as stocks are an attractive investment in the American market, Jeff opines that gold can be used as a hedge when stocks are in the red. Even the growth of gold has not matched up to that of stocks; it is a more stable investment. Jeff’s advice is to spread the risk in preparation of the next corrections. On October 25, 2017, Jeff Yastine’s article Is it Time to Start Panicking, addresses the challenges facing investors who opt for a value investing strategy.
Using several case studies, Jeff narrates experiences of renown hedge fund managers such as David Einhorn and Julian Roberston. Both David and Julian have made billions from value investing and shorting overvalued stocks. However, they seem to have hit a snug and are seemingly giving up value investing. Jeff also lists other hedge fund managers who have expressed their disappointment in the same strategy. The article does not discourage value investing but addresses the presence of the changes in the market that call for alternative approaches.
Between 1994 and 2010, Jeff Yastine worked with the PBS as anchor and correspondent of the Nightly Business report. During this time, he gained honed his skills in investments interviewing global entrepreneurs and financiers such as Sir Richard Branson, Michael Dell, and Warren Buffet. As a reporter, he was able to identify niches and investment opportunities in small-cap stocks, sectors such as retail, agriculture, and biopharmaceuticals and large company turnarounds. Jeff also raised the alarm on the real estate crisis that hit the market in the mid-2000s as well as the dot-com bubble helping investors make sound decisions.
He analyzed and reported on the financial impacts of events such as the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, the 1999 Panama Canal handover, and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In the course of his journalism career, he visited Cuba twice to highlight the role of foreign investors in the economy of the nation. Jeff earned an Emmy Award nomination in 2007 for his piece on the state of the public infrastructure roads and bridges in America.
Jeff is passionate about helping others make informed financial and investments decisions. As such he intends to continue penning insightful articles on the same.