Today, Matt Badiali is regarded as one of the foremost authorities regarding the trading of energy, metals, and other natural resources. His path to this level of distinctive recognition was far from straightforward, as he began his career as a scientist, earning degrees from Penn State University and Florida Atlantic University, in earth science and geology, respectively. In 2004, while pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy degree, Matt Badiali bumped to a friend who, seeing his extensive geological credentials, introduced him to finance. Over the course of the next few years, Matt Badiali intermingled his knowledge of geology and finance, steadily building up a client portfolio that consistently saw double and triple-digit gains on their initial investments. In 2017, Matt Badiali joined Banyan Hill Publishing, acting as the editor of Total Wealth Strategist – a growing newsletter and advisory service that has garnered a significant following since its inception. Mr. Badiali recently sat down for a Q & A session in which he discussed his daily processes as well as his interest in electric cars.
Over the course of his career, Matt Badiali has taken a hands-on approach to his research, often visiting the actual drilling sites and mines that he is interested in investing in. This approach has taken him to a number of countries and territories around the world, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, Iraq, Switzerland, and Papua New Guinea. While he also takes advantage of the information provided by news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Mining Journal, and Bloomberg, the “boots on the ground” approach allows him to implement real-world examples into his writing, creating an increased level of trust between him and his readership. When reflecting on his past, Mr. Badiali does admit that he has a few regrets, at the top of which is his decision not to participate in internships. As a youth, he did not want to work for free, but as he’s gotten older, he realizes the value of the relationships and connections that could have been made during an internship. When looking to the future, he is supremely excited about the prospects surrounding an all-electric world, as the electric vehicles become more prominent. In his opinion, there are fortunes to be made in this budding industry, and as we get closer to developing a municipal scale battery, the closer we are to seeing a serious disruption of the oil and natural gas industries.
— Matt Badiali (@Matt_B_Guru) February 2, 2018