Recently Matt Badiali, editor of Real Wealth Strategist, answered questions about himself, his newsletter and his life.
In college, Badiali majored in geology and earth science, getting his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in those subjects. He intended to work as an earth science after he completed his PhD. However, in 2004 he made friends with a financial expert who wanted to invest in metals and other natural resource-related industries. Badiali’s friend helped Badiali to understand his scientific expertise could also be financially valuable. He began researching companies and opportunities around the world, visiting oilwells and mines as well as corporate headquarters. He used his scientific expertise to evaluate their financial potential.
In 2017, Badiali began his newsletter Real Wealth Strategist with Banyan Hill Publishing. He covers gold and other metals, oil and other energy sources, commodities and other natural resources companies and investments. His goal is to help his newsletter readers use his expertise to make money themselves. He still travels and visits some of the far reaches and exotic remote corners of the world so they don’t have to. Check more reviews at For Exceptional Investors about Matt Badiali
Staples like food, gasoline and canned goods are likely to get much more expensive over the next couple of years.
— Matt Badiali (@Matt_B_Guru) January 26, 2018
He says he started his publication because success in the natural resources areas requires a solid knowledge of both geology and the financial aspects of the business. Most professional stock analysts are trained in finance, but not earth sciences. Badiali is one of the few people who is an expert in both fields. This makes his advice rare and valuable for ordinary people who wish to reap the investing profits from this market sector.
Matt Badiali strives to keep his readers up to date on trends in this area, and to alert them to opportunities to profit from valuable companies selling for less than their true value. Every week, he tells them how his recommended investments are performing.
Badiali does not carry out his main research from a cubicle in lower Manhattan. He travels to the minefields and oil rigs he writes about. He’s visited such places as Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Turkey, Peru, Canada, Iraq, Singapore, Switzerland and Mexico. He also meets with such industry leaders as T. Boone Pickens and Ross Beaty.
He does most of his writing first thing in the morning, no later than 8:15. He writes for two hours because that’s when he’s fresh and can concentrate the most productively. He spends a lot of the rest of his time reading to keep up with the markets and his stocks. He recommends Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.