JL Yastine

JL serves as the Editorial Director for Banyan Hill Publishing. In this role, JL leads a team of famed economists and investment experts who have predicted every major economic event of the past two decades. They’ve successfully called the 2000 and 2008 stock market crashes, the housing boom and bust and the rise and fall of gold, just to name a few.

An investigative journalist with over 30 years of experience, JL has built his entire career around speaking with the powerful, the influential and the “informed” to get to the bottom of things.

Over the course of his career, he has conducted a number of high-stakes interviews with some of the world’s foremost financial leaders and insiders. He has also reported on a wide-ranging number of investment stories, from identifying small-cap growth stocks and large company turnaround situations, to the rise and fall of the dot-com bubble in the 1990s and the housing bubble in the mid-2000s.

These experiences created the foundation for JL’s own financial investment success, and gave him the insights which he uses today to assist our editors and members in sifting through investment ideas that run contrary to the perceived wisdom on Wall Street.

A former financial correspondent and anchor for PBS Nightly Business Report, JL spent nearly two decades (1994 to 2010) seeking out and talking to some of the most successful financiers and entrepreneurs of our time. He has met with and interviewed such leaders as Jim Rogers, Sir Richard Bronson, Bill Gates, Herb Kelleher, Frank Purdue, Michael Dell and the former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, Alice Rivlin. He has even attended two of Berkshire Hathaway’s notorious, invitation-only investor meetings, where he met with and spoke one-on-one with Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha himself. He was also one of a few journalists admitted into Cuba after the fall of the Soviet Union, where he conducted a high-tension, closed-door interview with Fidel Castro.

JL has been recognized many times throughout his career for his dedicated work as a financial journalist.

One such effort, an investigation into America’s woefully inadequate infrastructure system, earned him a nomination in 2007 for an Emmy Award for “Business and Financial Reporting.” Then earlier, in 2002, he contributed to a special report, the NPR Guide to Buying Bonds, which won an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

JL pens a weekly column for our FREE daily newsletter, The Sovereign Investor Daily, where he helps regular investors understand and profit from market opportunities.


JL Yastine
Editorial Director of Banyan Hill Publishing