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Jeff Yastine: Kennedy Accounts Are A Great Opportunity

In his recent video that has gone viral Jeff Yastine speaks of a unique investment opportunity which he has labeled Kennedy Accounts. Anytime that an individual, even one as respected as Jeff Yastine, speaks of a unique investment opportunity that promises significant returns in record amounts of time it is normal to be suspicious. These Kennedy Accounts, however, are simply return given by Jeff Yastine to a specific type of investment that was first implemented it during the Kennedy administration in the 1960s. As a result of slowed American economic growth and rising unemployment Pres. John F. Kennedy realized that he needed to enact legislation in an effort to stimulate the American economy. Follow Jeff on Twitter.

John F. Kennedy realized that in order to stimulate the American economy he would need to increase the overall involvement of mainstream Americans in the US stock market. Kennedy enacted a new tax plan that allowed a new method of investment referred to as Direct Stock Purchase Plans or DSPP. Direct Stock Purchase Plans are allowed due to IRS code 852. According to IRS code 852, any company that qualifies is able to sell stock directly to consumers utilizing Direct Stock Purchase Plans. There are two primary benefits of investing with Direct Stock Purchase Plans. First, by investing directly in the company itself, you are able to eliminate the middleman associated with investment through a stockbroker. Typically whenever you purchase a stock a fee, known as a commission, to the stockbroker. These commissions represent one of the most significant costs associated with a conventional investment. It is obvious that by eliminating the fees associated with investing through a stockbroker, you are able to create larger returns by investing with the direct stock purchase plan. In addition to the elimination of fees associated with investment through Direct Stock Purchase Plans in many cases companies that participate in DSPPs will sell their stock at a discount. In many cases, this discount is up to 5% from the typical market value of the stock.


Jeff Yastine first gained notoriety through his work as a correspondent for PBS publication The Nightly Business Report. Jeff Yastine originally went to school at the University of Florida where he majored in journalism and since graduation has worked in the world of financial journalism for his entire career. Throughout the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to speak directly with some of the most respected individuals of the financial industry including Warren Buffett and Steve Forbes. View Jeff’s profile on Linkedin.

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Matt Badiali is an investment expert who recently released a video by the name “Freedom Checks” that had much thought of what investments he was addressing. To him, these were better than the government programs Medicare or Social Security and retirement accounts, e.g. IRA or 401(k) since they can give an individual three to four times what social security pays monthly. They have no income or age restrictions for the collection of checks. The feature “Statute 26-F” offers companies opportunities for tax-free checks upon reaching two requirements. First, their 90% revenue must be generated from the processing, production, transportation and storage of gas and oil in the US. Second, they must pay to shareholders those rewarding freedom checks, who mainly collect $124,000 or $266,000 with the best earning $643,000 yearly. Read more about Matt Badiali at Ideamensch.

In mid-2017, Matt Badiali launched the Real Wealth Strategist newsletter in Banyan Hill, which writes on investment in natural resources, energy and metals. He is currently the senior editor of publishing at Banyan Hill. He has widely travelled the world, giving him more information for his loyal readers’ networks. He has been to Hong Kong, Iraq, Singapore, Switzerland, Peru, Turkey, Haiti and New Guinea, Papua. In his, tours he visits oil wells and mines and interrogates CEOs concerning their businesses’ resource prospects in search for the best investment ideas.

His experience and education combination were the ultimate fit for the newsletter. He had been in finance for a long time with a friend who asked him for help in developing investment methods for average individuals. Matt Badiali holds an Earth Science BS from the State University of Penn and a Science Masters in Geology from the University of Florida Atlantic. He got his PhD from North Carolina University. Read this article at

Matt Badiali also writes stories in the Medium in his area of interest, natural resources investment. In a recent story on using natural resources to make huge gains, he talks about an experience he had in Ireland, November 2016. In the meeting with a mining company’s executives, he was shown some undeniable facts concerning an upcoming shortage of Zinc metal that would be evident in 2017. From knowledge gained in the meeting, they bought their first stock, a renowned zinc miner in 2017, May. Readers that got in the company have had 80% gains to date. He owes him the gain to have a clear understanding of how the market works and critical timing on when to take an anticipated action.


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