Jeff “JL” Yastine is the Editorial Director of Banyan Hill Publishing. He serves as the editor of Total Wealth Insider and is also a regular contributor to Sovereign Investor Daily and Winning Investor Daily. As one of the leading financial investment reporters in the United States, Jeff Yastine has made his mark in this industry, one that will last forever.
He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication Electronic Journalism. After graduation, he became a local reporter in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area. He was also worked at the NBC affiliate television station in Florida. In 1993 he became a financial correspondent for PBS Nightly News Report. For sixteen years, from 1994 to 2010, Yastine was the face of the Nightly News Report. He was able to interview many financial moguls, politicians, and other important figures such as Warren Buffett, Alice Rivlin, Bill Gross, John Bogle, and Donald Trump. He also highlighted important and profitable investments, and he investigated important financial events and stories. One such investigation into the substandard infrastructure of America earned him an Emmy nomination in 2007 for Business and Financial reporting. In keeping up with modern news reporting on social media, Yastine often takes his financial insights to Twitter and other social media platforms.
Yastine is also a major and successful investor in the stock market. He reports, using his skill and knowledge to help others maneuver the tricky market. The stock market crash of 1987 is what peaked Yanstine’s interest in stock market investing. While watching co-workers panic over falling stock prices, he began to wonder about the process of investing in and gaining from stocks. He began his stock investment learning process by buying shares of stock in Wal-Mart, Inc. As years passed and he made more investments into different companies and different markets, he began to learn and understand the process of buying and selling stocks. Yastine once stated that one of the most important lessons he learned was “the value of striking at the point of maximum pessimism when it comes to investing for value and growth”. He learned to recognize the potential in seemingly failing stock, and by doing this he more than tripled the value of the stock he owned in McDonald’s.
With finance and marketing trends constantly changing all over the world, only the most insightful survive. Jeff Yastine has an uniquely accurate insight into finance, investments, and marketing that few people possess. Paired with his talent for reporting, he will continue to be a go-to asset for investors and other financial figures.