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.
Born in India, Paul came to the United States as a young man and quickly joined the ranks on Wall Street. With over 25 years of experience in the investment world, he started his career in 1991 as an assistant portfolio manager at Bankers Trust. From there, he quickly rose to prominent positions managing multimillion-dollar accounts for Deutsche Bank and ING. He has also managed money for the Royal Bank of Scotland, Sears and a private Swiss bank.
Chad Shoop, CMT
Chad is our in-house income and investment research expert. He has earned the distinction of being a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), a professional achievement fewer than 5,000 people around the world have earned. The CMT test requires an understanding of reading financial stock price charts, but it is far more involved than that. It also tests a person’s knowledge of statistical analysis, behavioral finance, risk management and technical investment strategies. In other words, those with CMT designation demonstrate the knowledge to understand and build statistical models that make up a valid trading strategy — which Chad has been using to your benefit here.
He joined Banyan Hill in 2012 and ran our top-performing service in 2016, Pure Income. In Pure Income, he taps into the best opportunities to generate safe, steady monthly income. With his recommendations, subscribers collect double-digit yields nearly every month for an average 15% gain per trade. Overall, it’s led to Pure Income being one of the best-performing services each year and has handed his readers a 93% win rate — something practically unheard of in the investment world.
Ted Bauman joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013 and serves as the editor of The Bauman Letter and Alpha Stock Alert, specializing in asset protection, privacy, international migration issues and low-risk investment strategies. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his family.
Ted has spent his entire life helping to 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 editorial director 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 Banyan Hill’s Sovereign Investor Daily, helping investors understand business, economic and monetary trends. The daily newsletters also highlight profit-making opportunities brought to light by our financial editors.
An Emmy-nominated anchor and correspondent at PBS’ Nightly Business Report from 1994 to 2010, Jeff has interviewed and learned the investing secrets of some of the most successful financiers and entrepreneurs of the era, such as Warren Buffett, Michael Dell, Sir Richard Branson and many others.
Jeff’s reporting also helped identify successful investment opportunities in small-cap growth stocks and large company turnarounds. His findings also assisted across a wide variety of sectors, from “big box” retail to agriculture and developments in the bio-pharmaceutical sector.
Michael Carr, CMT, CFTe
Michael Carr is an American investor, a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), an internationally recognized Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) and a contributing editor for Winning Investor Daily. He is a longtime member of the Chartered Market Technicians Association, where he served 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). He also teaches the Fundamentals of Technical Analysis and Quantitative Technical Analysis courses at the New York Institute of Finance.
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.
And Matt’s training as a geologist has enabled him to identify certain red flags that are best seen on the ground. For example, he likes to check on how skilled the drilling crews are — how long it takes them to drill a hole. Or how smooth the operation runs — in small companies, drilling often makes up the largest expense. Watching the drillers can tell a lot about the health and potential of a company.
Ian King is a prominent cryptocurrency trader and entrepreneur, with over two decades of experience in trading and analyzing the financial markets. His passion for the cryptoasset market is why he’s one of Investopedia’s top contributors on the subject — and why he created an innovative program to help everyday investors navigate the likes of bitcoin, ripple, litecoin, monero and other cryptoassets.
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.
Originally from the Midwest, Brian has an impressive background in finance. He served as the expatriate controller for a Fortune 100 company. He also advised companies, attorneys and banks as a turnaround consultant for 12 years. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago, is a CPA and is certified in Financial Forensics. Brian uses his experience and passion for investing to find undervalued companies set to make big moves. He regularly contributes to Sovereign Investor Daily and Jeff Yastine’s Total Wealth Insider.
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 for Banyan Hill Publishing and works closely with Paul Mampilly and Amber Lancaster. 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. Becoming a Level 3 CFA demonstrates an analyst’s thorough command of economics, accounting, portfolio management, stock and bond valuation and more. For the last few years, Ian has utilized these skills to analyze valuable investment recommendations for Banyan Hill’s 700,000 readers. He is a regular contributor to Winning Investor Daily and Sovereign Investor Daily.
Jessica Cohn-Kleinberg has spent half a decade working behind the scenes at Banyan Hill Publishing as managing editor for our premium investment advisories. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University with an English degree, she quickly rose in the ranks of the financial publishing industry. She works closely with experts such as Michael Carr, Jeff L. Yastine, Chad Shoop and Paul Mampilly to bring the best investing and asset-protection strategies to Banyan Hill’s 700,000 readers.
She’s a monthly contributor to Sovereign Investor Daily, helping readers grow and protect their wealth by highlighting the unique opportunities our financial experts have discovered.
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.