Why Jeff Yastine Sees 2018 As The Year Of Mergers And Acquistions

Jeff Yastine has been informing people about financial matters for many years. For 16 years he appeared on PBS Nightly Business report as both an anchor and as a correspondent. He interviewed many people including Warren Buffett, Sir Richard Branson, and Michael Dell among others. It was during this time that he learned about ways to effectively invest money such as in small-cap growth stocks and bigger companies that were about to experience a successful turnaround. He had been one of the people pointing out the residential real estate market was in an untenable situation not long before the bottom dropped out.

While working as a correspondent he was able to go to Cuba twice in order to report on conditions there, in both 1994 and in 2003. In 1999 he reported from Panama when the United States turned over the Panama Canal to that country. He also reported from the shores of Louisiana after the historic 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Another big event he had covered was Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.

Jeff Yastine believes that there will be a number of big mergers and acquisitions occurring in 2018. The reason for this is manifold but some of the major reasons is that under the new tax plan corporations will be experiencing a huge cut in the amount of federal taxes they have to pay. Many companies have also been leaving their foreign profits overseas which he sees as returning to America in 2018. These mean that many companies will have a lot of cash on hand that they will use to acquire other firms, he says. Read more about Jeff Yastine at Bloomberg

Some of the big companies Jeff Yastine sees as being acquired in 2018 are Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Nordstrom Inc. and Akamai Technologies Inc. He says that individual investors who want to take advantage of this activity should buy ETFs like the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF. He says that it’s already up 5% this year and he expects its gains to go up throughout the year.

Jeff Yastine has been a writer about financial issues and investment opportunities at Banyan Hill Publishing for the last three years. His main publication is Total Wealth Insider. His focus with this financial newsletter is on spotting opportunities for his readers to invest in with many of them being overlooked small-cap companies. He has recently been writing about the regtech industry and how he expects it to become very profitable over the next few years. View Jeff Yastine profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffyastine


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