Our team of experts — including a former hedge fund manager, financial journalist, government consultant, renowned commodity specialist, Chartered Market Technicians and financial analysts — provide our readers with insight into a wide range of investment opportunities. These include small- and mid-cap stocks, income opportunities, commodity and natural resource plays, options and value stocks. No matter your level of investment expertise, our team will show you a smarter, safer and more profitable way to invest.
Paul Mampilly is an American investor and former hedge fund manager. Paul has been featured on CNBC, Fox Business News and Bloomberg TV. He is the founder of the popular investment newsletter Profits Unlimited, where he uses his skills, experience and knowledge as a former Wall Street insider to guide his more than 130,000 subscribers into stocks that are primed to shoot higher.
Chad Shoop, CMT
Chad is our in-house income and investment research expert. He earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in finance and economics. In addition to these achievements, he is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). Fewer than 5,000 people around the world have earned this designation.
Ted Bauman joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013 and serves as the editor of The Bauman Letter, Plan B Club and Alpha Stock Alert, specializing in asset protection, privacy, international migration issues and low-risk investment strategies. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his family.
Ted has spent his entire life helping put people directly in touch with the resources they need to lead a truly sovereign life, free from governmental oversight and corporate greed. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised on Maryland’s eastern shore, Ted emigrated to South Africa as a young man, where he graduated from the University of Cape Town with postgraduate degrees in Economics and History. During his 25-year career in South Africa, Ted served a variety of executive roles in the nonprofit sector, primarily as a fund manager for low-cost housing projects. One effort he helped found, Slum Dwellers Internationals, has gone on to help over 14 million people in 35 different countries.
Jeff “JL” Yastine is the editor of Total Wealth Insider and the co-editor of Insider Profit Trader. He first joined Banyan Hill Publishing as executive editor in 2015, bringing with him more than two decades of experience as a stock market investor and financial journalist at the center of financial world events.
Jeff is also a weekly contributor to Sovereign Investor Daily, helping investors understand business and economic and monetary trends, and highlighting the safest, yet most profitable, opportunities to invest in the stock market.
Michael Carr, CMT, CFTe
Michael Carr is an American investor, a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a contributing editor for Sovereign Investor Daily. He is a longtime member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), where he serves as the editor of its newsletter, “Technically Speaking.” He is also a contributor to various publications related to trading, including the Journal of Technical Analysis, MoneyShow, SFO Magazine and Futures Magazine. Michael is the author of two books, Smarter Investing in Any Economy: The Definitive Guide to Relative Strength Investing (2008) and Conquering the Divide: How to Use Economic Indicators to Catch Stock Market Trends (2010).
Matt Badiali has a hands-on, go-anywhere, talk-to-everyone approach to his investment prospects and research. His work has taken him to Papua New Guinea, Iraq, Hong Kong, Singapore, Haiti, Turkey, Switzerland and many other locations around the world. He’s visited countless mines and oil wells the world over, interrogated CEOs about their latest resource prospects and analyzed all manner of geologic data.
He’s found that you don’t really know what’s going on unless you see it for yourself. That goes for everything from local politics to company results. The best way to be sure an investment is safe (and correctly made) is to see it in person.
Ian King is a cryptocurrency trader and former hedge fund manager, with over two decades of experience trading and analyzing the financial markets. His crypto-market insights have been featured on Fox Business News, Investopedia, Zero Hedge and Seeking Alpha. In addition to his role as senior analyst at Banyan Hill Publishing, he developed the first crypto investing multimedia product of its kind for Investopedia Academy.
He started out as a desk clerk at Salomon Brothers’ famed mortgage bond trading department, then moved on to credit derivatives at Citigroup. From there, he spent a decade trading options as head trader at Peahi Capital, a New York-based hedge fund.
Brian Christopher is the co-editor of Insider Profit Trader, and serves as senior analyst for Total Wealth Insider. He joined Banyan Hill in 2018. He brought with him an impressive background in finance, including experience as a Fortune 100 company executive and a background in bankruptcy consulting.
Brian has an eye for identifying undervalued companies about to make big moves in the stock market, which he shares weekly with readers in his Sovereign Investor Daily articles.
Robert E. Bauman
Robert E. “Bob” Bauman, legal counsel to Banyan Hill Publishing, serves on its board of directors and was the founding editor of The Sovereign Society Offshore A-Letter, more than a decade ago. He is the chairman of Freedom Alliance, your one-stop reference point for up-to-date, critical information about protecting your wealth and freeing yourself from unnecessary taxes and government oversight.
Banyan Hill members and many others know Bob as the prolific author of many articles, reports and books. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review, Human Events and many other publications.
Charles Mizrahi has an uncanny ability to spot ongoing money-making opportunities from a hundred miles away. His 35-year career started as a floor trader at the New York Futures Exchange at the age of 20. Not long after that, he moved on to become a wildly successful money manager. Charles was ranked the No. 1-performing market timer — not just on Wall Street but in the entire United States — based on the actual performance of client accounts. Barron’s also ranked Charles as the No. 1 commodity trading advisor. He has managed money for everyone from close family members and business owners to powerhouse investment banks, such as The Goldman Sachs Group, Citigroup and Credit Suisse. He is now using his experience and insight to help his readers steadily grow their wealth while beating Mr. Market.
Jocelynn Smith has spent her career immersed in the financial industry. Prior to joining Banyan Hill in December 2014, she acquired her Series 7 and 63 licenses while working for a top-ranked brokerage firm and spent more than a decade as a stock market analyst. In the past, she has specialized in options analysis, trading strategies and options education.
She has appeared on Fox Business News and Bloomberg. In addition, she had been regularly quoted in publications such as Reuters, MarketWatch, BusinessWeek, Wall Street Journal Online, Forbes and the Associated Press, as well as contributed articles to Stock, Futures and Options (SFO) and Option Trader magazine. She is also a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with more than 10 books published.
Hailing from the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, Joseph Hargett has spent more than a decade specializing in options strategies and stock market analysis. Prior to joining Banyan Hill in January 2016, Joseph cut his teeth in the research department of a well-respected options-based newsletter, and was a regular contributor at both Forbes and InvestorPlace. He has worked as an analyst for the small-cap and biotech sectors at Cabot Heritage in Boston. Joseph has been regularly quoted in a plethora of media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Money Show Digest, Reuters, USA Today, MarketWatch and Sentiment Magazine.
Ian Dyer is one of the top internal analysts and editors for Banyan Hill Publishing, working from our Baltimore office. He graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Finance and has continued to be involved with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) community since then. After taking part in the CFA collegiate research skills competition in 2014, he passed all three levels of the CFA exams. Passing the CFA exams demonstrates an analyst’s thorough command of economics, accounting, portfolio management, stock and bond valuation, and more. As a regular contributor to both Sovereign Investor Daily and Winning Investor Daily, Ian has utilized these skills to analyze valuable investment recommendations for Banyan Hill’s 300,000 readers. By joining Paul Mampilly as an internal analyst across his various services — in addition to co-editing Paul’s latest services, Rapid Profit Trader and The $10 Million Portfolio — Ian has cemented his place in the investing elite.
Jessica Cohn has spent over half a decade working behind the scenes at Banyan Hill Publishing. As editorial director, she manages a team of about 20 editors, helping to bring Banyan Hill’s 700,000 readers the best options for safer, smarter and more profitable investments.
After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with an English degree, she quickly realized her passion for the financial publishing industry — how it helps Main Street Americans access insights typically reserved for Wall Street insiders.
Now, in addition to working closely with financial experts such as Paul Mampilly, Ted Bauman, Matt Badiali, Charles Mizrahi, Jeff L. Yastine and more, she is also a regular contributor to Sovereign Investor Daily.
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Amber Lancaster is the director of investment research for the Mampilly franchise at Banyan Hill. Prior to this role she was the senior research manager for Banyan Hill, where she provided in-depth economic research and financial analysis for numerous Banyan Hill publications.
She began her career at Bloomberg L.P. as a data analyst and later as a team leader with responsibility for a broad range of research activities, including examination of domestic and Eurobond floating rate notes and dividends on preferred stocks.
Ms. Lancaster holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance.
Kristen Barrett joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2015 and has cemented her place as managing editor for Matt Badiali.
In addition to Matt, she’s worked closely with experts Chad Shoop, Anthony Planas and John Ross.
John Ross (aka J.R.) has helped tens of thousands of independent investors navigate the market.
He’s crafted a method that lets traders protect and grow their money. He refined it over 12 years of studying global macroeconomics, pattern analysis and investor behavior. His trading style exploits opportunities created by emotions like fear and greed.
Beginning in 2006, J.R. led a select group of traders to tremendous gains during gold’s bull market. He helped his readers escape the crude oil market before it imploded in 2014. And then, in March 2016, he directed his readers to load up on energy stocks when crude oil bottomed at $30.
Anthony Planas joined Banyan Hill in 2017 as a research analyst. A market “outsider,” Anthony uses his science background to create an objective view of investments. This approach allows him to overcome the emotional biases that plague the average investor.
A biogeographer by training, Anthony earned a master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University. He designed statistical models to predict fish migration patterns.
Jay Goldberg joined Banyan Hill in 2017 as the head editor for our daily publications. Since then, he’s worked hard behind the scenes to bring the most compelling financial advice to Banyan Hill’s 700,000 readers.
Jay now manages Bold Profits Daily, which details the investments driven to new heights by today’s leading technology and other mega trends.