Matt Badiali expected to end up in a career in the sciences. He attended Penn State University where he earned an undergraduate degree in earth science. He also attended Florida Atlantic University where he earned a master’s degree in geology in 2003. He expected to earn a Ph.D. and, in fact, was already working on it when a friend in the financial industry changed the course of his professional career. View Matt Badiali’s profile at LinkedIn.
His friend was a businessman who was developing strategies for average investors to make money in the stock markets of the world. He wanted Matt Badiali to join him because of his expertise in geology which would be very helpful when it came to investing in natural resources. Badiali has come from a family who had a great deal of difficulty investing and so he decided to drop earning a Ph.D. and instead lend a hand in helping people make money investing instead of losing it.
Over the last several years, Matt Badiali has written many articles showing people how to invest in natural resources such as through mining companies or the oil and gas industry among others. His research takes him around the world so that he can see firsthand what opportunities there are to invest in. He says that he starts work every day at 8 AM and writes for at least a few hours up until lunchtime. After that he places phone calls, returns messages, and schedule meetings. He does this because he enjoys helping others make money through his expertise.
The industry trend in natural resources is towards more and more energy efficiency, he says. He thinks that things like using Kerosene as a source of energy will soon be left in the past. He is busy figuring out what energies the market is going towards so that he can inform his readers where the best places to invest will be.
As another example of where energy trends are going, Matt Badiali says that it’s inevitable that electric cars are going to take over from combustion engines run by gas. He says it’s not just the environment that will be helped by this. He is also saying that a number of industries will benefit such as parts manufacturers, battery suppliers, and the companies that develop the software needed for this. He’s also looking at which mining companies will benefit based on what types of metals they produce.