In 2015 Jeff Yastin became the editorial director at Banyan Hill Publishing. Jeff has over twenty years of experience working as a financial journalist and stock market investor. He is a weekly contributor to and the editor of Total Wealth Insider. He also contributes to Winning Investor Daily and Sovereign Investor Daily, which gives investors information they can use to profit from the latest developments in the market. For sixteen years he was on the PBS Nightly Business Report as an Anchor and Financial correspondent. While at PBS he had the opportunity to interview entrepreneurs like Sir Richard Branson, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Chris Gaffney, and Michael Dell. His reports have covered investment news from agriculture, real estate, big-box retail stores, company turnarounds, medical technology,healthcare policy, and foreign trade. A report he did in 2007 that focused on the inadequate infrastructure system in the United States enabled him to receive an Emmy Award nomination for Business and Financial Reporting.
In addition, Jeff reported on the 1999 handover of the Panama Canal, the influence of foreign investors on Cuba’s economy, the financial effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and new auto manufacturing plants that were influenced by foreign investors. He has written articles for newsmax.com and medium.com on the advent of electronic trading, how hack attacks have influenced cybersecurity profits, investing in India’s economy, and emerging markets in Brazil. In 2002, Jeff and fellow journalists from the Nightly Business Report, reported on the condition of the US bond market. This special report earned them the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountant’s Excellence in Financial Journalism Award. In 2012 he reported on the untapped natural gas reserves on Alaska’s North North Slope, that has been referred to as stranded gas.
In interviews, Jeff has commented on how he enjoys reporting and seeing how news can evolve from “out there on the fringe” to becoming legit news that everybody is talking about. He agrees that the process of reporting on business is the same as reporting on other issues in journalism. You have to have passion and persistence.