Natural resources investing expert Matt Badiali says that at heart he is a scientist. He uses his scientific background in the financial services industry in order to help people invest in things like precious metals, energy, gas, etc. His original plan was to be a geologist which he pursued up through 2005. He had been a student at Penn State University from 1987 to 1992. After earning his earth sciences/geosciences degree he went to work for a few years before applying to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2000 he had his master’s degree in geology/earth science. He worked for five years to get his Ph.D. and just had his dissertation left to do when his life veered into the financial industry. Visit stockgumshoe.com to know more.
In 2005, a friend of his was working at Stansberry & Associates where he advised his subscribers on how to invest in various assets. The one area his company didn’t have covered was natural resources investing. He was able to convince Matt Badiali to start working for his company. As Matt Badiali recalls he looked into it and realized he was a perfect fit for this position since he had extensive knowledge about geology, which would be needed, and also knew about financial markets and companies from other experiences he had. He also had a child on the way and knew he needed to start bringing in a larger income.
He now writes for Banyan Hill Publishing. He is also their natural resources expert and lets subscribers in on what he sees as great investment opportunities through his two advisory services. These are Real Wealth Strategist, which is more about general investment opportunities in natural resources, and Front Line Profits which focuses in on small-cap firms.
Matt Badiali got a lot of attention recently when he released a video which went viral. He talked about “freedom checks” and how they were a huge opportunity for investors. He held up a large check at one point to illustrate just how lucrative these are. Some people thought it was all a scam but it wasn’t. What he is talking about are Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) which are required to pay out all of their profits, and sometimes more, to their investors. He says one company he invested in had shares priced at $2.64 when he bought them and he sold them two year later for an incredible gain of 4400%.