Jeff Yastine: Picking Up What Others Don’t Notice


It’s always rewarding noticing the thing that everyone else ignores. Most of the time, people are just looking for something quick and cheap, hoping that it’s worth in the end. Those people wouldn’t make successful investors without a lot of experience or a lot of luck.

According to Jeff Yastine, a financial journalist, regular investors should look for what he calls consumer staples companies. These companies aren’t as fast-growing as other companies, but they offer steady payouts. For someone new to the stock market or someone just trying to save for retirement, more reliable payouts should be the goal. Read more articles by Jeff Yastine at Banyan Hill.

People should take his advice seriously if they already don’t. Jeff Yastine spent the last 20 years in the financial world, covering some of the most incredible events all over the world. Most of his career he spent working for PBS Nightly Business Report as one of their Financial Correspondents and Anchors.

While working there, most of his stories including seeking out and interviewing the most successful financiers and entrepreneurs he could find, including Warren Buffet, Michael Dell, and Sir Richard Branson. Listening to such successful people gave him an edge when he invested for himself.

His investment portfolio earned him some notoriety as well. At one point in his career, his investments gave him the opportunity to retire earlier, but he decided to continue pushing himself. Eventually, he pushed himself into writing stories about more than successful people.

During his time with PBS, he covered some of the nation’s horrible disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also covered the rise and fall of the dot-com and real-estate sectors of the late 90s through the mid-2000s. In 2007, his reporting skills earned him an Emmy Award nomination after he reported on America’s failing infrastructure system.

Jeff Yastine currently works with Banyan Hill Publishing, editing several of their financial services and newsletters. His primary service is Total Wealth Insider, but he also contributes to Sovereign Investor Daily and Winning Investor Daily. Follow: https://twitter.com/JeffYastineGuru