JL Yastine – Editorial Director of The Sovereign Society
JL Yastine joined The Sovereign Society in 2015 as editorial director and weekly contributor, helping regular investors understand and profit from market opportunities.
A former financial correspondent and anchor for PBS Nightly Business Report, JL spent nearly two decades (1994-2010) seeking out and talking to some of the most successful financiers and entrepreneurs of our time, such as Warren Buffett, Jim Rogers, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Southwest Airlines’ Herb Kelleher, Perdue Farms’ Frank Perdue and many others.
JL 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 late 1990’s dot-com and mid-2000’s real-estate sectors. One such effort, an investigation into America’s woefully inadequate infrastructure system (roads, bridges, dams, and the like) earned him a nomination in 2007 for an Emmy Award for Business and Financial Reporting. In 2002, he contributed to a special report, the NBR Guide to Buying Bonds, which won an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Such experiences created the foundation for JL’s own financial investment success, and gave him the insights which he uses today to assist the Sovereign Society’s editors and members in sifting investment ideas that run contrary to the perceived wisdom on Wall Street.