Keep Me Logged In Forgot password?

Yoni Jacobs Education_27 Financial_27 Writing_27 Martial_arts_27 Music_27

New York, NY
CEO and Co-Founder of Romshu, Executive Director of Chart Prophet, Author, Enthusiast
Contact Yoni

WORK EXPERIENCE                       

Founder and CEO, Romshu                                                                              

·         Created Romshu to help people present themselves to the world, highlight their skills, and add important information that shows friends, employers, and others who they really are.

·         Formulated business plan, structured website layout and design, coordinated with design and programming team, prepared marketing campaign.


Executive Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Chart Prophet Capital                         New York, NY 

·         Founded a top-down, Triple-Perspective equity investment fund.        Oct. 2010 – Present  

·         Strategy and forecasts based on comprehensive mix of technical, fundamental, and behavioral analysis.       

·         Designed and programmed a proprietary, backtested timing strategy that has avoided the 2000 dot-com bubble and the 2007-2008 housing and financial meltdown.

Contributing Author, Seeking Alpha                                                                                   Nov. 2010 – Present

·         Numerous front-page, Editor’s Picks, and most-popular articles (500,000+ pageviews).

·         Opinion Leader on Gold, Precious Metals, Commodities, Options, Short Ideas, Portfolio Strategy.

·         TV spotlight appearances on CNN, ABC News and The Business News Network (BNN).

·         Featured and quoted in Reuters, Yahoo! Finance, MorningStar, CBS MoneyWatch, LiveMint (Wall Street Journal), The Financial Post, International Business Times, and other top sources.


Author, Wiley Publishing

·         Releasing “Gold Bubble: Profiting From the Impending Collapse of Gold” in April 2012.


Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors                                                                                            Lake Success, NY 

Sharpened Skills: Analytics, Long-Term Planning             June 2009 – June 2010

·         Interviewed approximately one hundred business owners, and established financial strategies for them to build, manage, and protect themselves, their families, and their futures.

Paralegal Intern, Dewey & LeBoeuf                                                                                               New York, NY 

Sharpened Skills: Teamwork, Strategy                                  June 2008 - Aug. 2008

·         Organized and executed Associate training for depositions; compiled exhibit binders.


Intern, Merrill Lynch                                                                                                                     Garden City, NY

Sharpened Skills: Sales, Assertiveness, Networking           Sep. 2007 - Jan. 2008

·         Allocated IPO shares (LL, NPD, and others) among New York branches.

·         Compiled and maintained detailed investment plans for top brokers’ clients. 


Founder and President, Ultimate FakePunk                                                                                   Plainview, NY

Sharpened Skills: Problem Solving, Organization               Sep. 2001 – June 2004

·         Self-owned, self-started internet retail business specializing in band-related merchandise.   

·         Over 5,000 items sold/Over 400% profit margin

·         Ordered, handled, and shipped products; maintained running inventory; assessed products’ success rate.   



Grappler, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu/Mixed Martial Arts                                                      

                                                Sharpened Skills: Commitment, Self-Control, Calm Under Pressure  

·         First Place - Challenge of Champions Mixed Martial Arts Tournament

·         First Place - North American Grappling Championship                    

Guitar/Lead Vocals, ScrewLoose 

·         First Place – 2003 Long Island Battle of the Bands

Researcher and Author, 75-Page History Thesis (Evolution of Religious Conflict)                           

Driver and Adventurer, 30,000+ Miles of Cross-Country Road Trips

Volunteer, Bobbi and The Strays Animal Shelter          





CMT (Chartered Market Technician) Designation


CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) Level II Candidate


MBTI Certification for Behavioral Analysis and Personality Evaluation


Series 7, Series 66, Life and Health Insurance Licenses    




Macaulay Honors at Queens College: September 2005 - May 2009


·         Double Major: BBA Program in Finance & BA in History


·         Minor: Business and Liberal Arts Honors Program


·         Cumulative GPA 3.85, History Major GPA 4.0 / Dean’s List every semester                   


·         Golden Key International Honor Society; History National Honor Society


·         Queens College Writing Contest: First Prize (Nonfiction); History Department Faculty Award of Excellence                         


(click to enlarge)
Clean Coal solutions for NYC


Core Business Strategy

  • Chart Prophet Capital is a top-down equity investment fund backed by programmed timing strategies and a Triple-Perspective analysis.
  • Chart Prophet LLC utilizes its proprietary Triple-Perspective Outlook to make its investment decisions based on a comprehensive mix of technical, fundamental, and behavioral analysis.
  • We are prepared to profit in both up and down markets.


Articles and TV Interviews

For a better understanding of our analysis methods and investment themes, please read our articles:


1.  Playing a Housing Recovery: Buy Physical Property or Invest in Stocks?

2.   Netflix: Setting Up for Disaster

Is it Time to Short Netflix?


3. How I Predicted Netflix's Fall, And Why Its Prospects Are Getting Worse

4.   The Impending Collapse of the Gold Bubble

Gold: The Unsafe Haven?


Gold Market Set for a Collapse


5. China, Emerging Markets Point To Double-Dip

6.  2012: On The Verge Of A Global Recession?

7.  Betting Against Facebook

8. Is IPO Mania Warning of a Tech Bubble 2.0?

Technology Bubble 2.0


9. RIM May Never Recover, But Microsoft Should Take It Over


About the Chief Investment Strategist

Yoni Jacobs, CMT, is Executive Director and Chief Investment Strategist for Chart Prophet LLC, an investment management company that utilizes its proprietary Triple-Perspective Outlook to make investment decisions based on a comprehensive mix of technical, fundamental, and behavioral analysis.

Yoni has developed a programmed formula and backtested timing strategy that has avoided the 2000 dot-com bubble and the 2007-2008 housing and financial meltdown, and has shown backtested returns of 915% in a ten year span from 2001 to 2011. He is also a contributing author and Opinion Leader for SeekingAlpha, with over 500,000 views, numerous Editor’s Picks, most-popular, and front-page articles. He has appeared on the Business News Network (BNN), affiliates of CNN and ABC News, and has been featured or quoted in Reuters, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, CBS MoneyWatch, International Business Times, and other top sources.

Yoni graduated with top honors from the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College with a BBA in Finance and a BA in History. He has supplemented his education with the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, an MBTI Certification for Behavioral Analysis and Personality Evaluation, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) candidacy. He also holds the Series 7 (Securities Representative) and Series 66 (Quantitative Methods) licenses.

(click to enlarge)
Stock Market Predictions - Gold Bubble, Facebook, Netflix, China, Natural Gas
Has Gold Left Its Best Days Behind?
Yahoo Finance - Gold Bubble

Gold Bubble: Profiting From The Impending Collapse of Gold

Published By Wiley, April 2012


"Yoni Jacobs is a fearless contrarian. His book is a great example of market analysis:

thoughtful, independent, and honest about the probabilistic nature of forecasting."

-Robert R. Prechter, Jr., Elliott Wave International


From the back cover:


How do TV shows, vending machines, Chinese taxi companies, and a former UK prime minister point to a gold bubble that is about to burst?


Many investors consider gold a "safe haven" that will shelter them from recessions, falling markets, and the depreciating value of currency. Many fail to realize, however, that investing in gold at these levels is extremely risky. "We Buy Gold" stores line busy streets, gold miners are no longer protecting themselves from a potential drop in prices, and gold is even being sold in vending machines.All this points to one thing: a gold bubble has formed and will collapse very soon, hurting investors, funds, and banks. In Gold Bubble: Profiting From Gold's Impending Collapse, Yoni Jacobs looks at how you can protect yourself.


Presenting an in-depth analysis of gold dating back over a hundred years, the book explores the structural factors that have allowed gold to form a bubble, why an investor psychology of fear and greed is leading to extremely speculative behavior, why gold will fall during an upcoming recession, what effect the dollar and the stock market will have on the future of gold prices, and how to profit from a gold collapse while the majority of investors lose out.


  • There are plenty of warning signs that gold is about to decline and this book will help you to get ready
  • Gold Bubble is the only book to argue that a gold bust is coming, going head-to-head with the herd mentality
  • Filled with practical advice on how to protect yourself and even profit from gold's collapse by being prepared for what's ahead


With gold prices up over 2,500 percent since 1970, and more than 600 percent since 1999, a bubble has formed and is on the verge of bursting. But until now, no one has been willing to publicly bet against the universal currency. With Gold Bubble you are ready to meet this challenge head on, and take advantage of what other investors won't even acknowledge.

(click to enlarge)
Videos How To Short The Gold Bubble The Bearish Case for Gold

Grappler, Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu/Mixed Martial Arts                       July 2008 – July 2010       

                      Sharpened Skills: Commitment, Self-Control, Calm Under Pressure 


·         First Place - Challenge of Champions Mixed Martial Arts Tournament

·         First Place - North American Grappling Championship


Jiu Jitsu / Muay Thai Kickboxing

·         Trained at Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts at both the Manhattan headquarters and Queens academy (June 2008-July 2009)

·         Trained at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Scarolla (July 2009-July 2010)

·         Trained in Muay Thai kickboxing, wrestling, no-Gi Jiu Jitsu, and Gi Jiu Jitsu.

·         Won First Place in the Tiger Schulmann’s Challenge of Champions XXV. Shut out all of my opponents.

·         Won First Place in the North American Grappling Association’s (NAGA) North American Grappling Championships.

·         Won championships at both the 140-149lb weight class and the 150-159lb weight classes.



(click to enlarge)
1st Place: NAGA Championship

2003 – ScrewLoose wins Long Island Battle of the Bands

2001-2005 Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter

  • Various recordings, both professionally and in our own makeshift studio which I designed and built myself. The studio was loaded with mixers, microphones, stands, pedals, and equipment to ensure the best sound. We were able to record each instrument separately and then mix all the tracks to produce well-recorded songs.
  • Our band’s website was, which I had built from scratch by teaching myself HTML. It included music, pictures, info for upcoming shows, and links.
  • We also sold T-shirts, stickers, pins, and CDs that we designed ourselves.