Matt Badiali has come into the public eye recently for his promotion of the “Freedom Checks” program, which allows small and large investors to make large amounts of profit from relatively small investments. His viral video on the subject, and various others based on it, have garnered a large amount of publicity. While some have derided this system as a scam, this writer can find no evidence of that. It all seems to be based on a simple tax incentive passed by Congress in 1987, and therefore completely legitimate. Read this article at Seeking Alpha.
Matt Badiali holds a BS in Earth Sciences from Penn State, and a Master’s in Geology from Florida Atlantic. While working on his Phd at the University of North Carolina, he was recruited by a very successful financial investor as an on-site consultant. This led to his being educated in the ways of finance under the tutelage of his employer. He has been involved in natural resource investment ever since. At Banyan Hill publishing, he serves as a senior editor. He also writes a newletter called “The Real Wealth Strategist” which is mostly focused on natural resource markets.
Mr. Badiali’s expertise as a scientist has contributed much to his success, because he is able to verify many things for himself, whereas other investors have to rely on the opinion of whatever experts they can hire. If he wants to know what conditions are actually like on the ground, he can simply travel there and inspect things for himself. Read this article at Banyan Hill.
Matt Badiali gave a very insightful interview for ideamensch.com, which is worth reading if you are interested in that kind of thing. When asked about the inspiration for his popular newsletter, he said that he wanted to help others make good investments in natural resources because he knew he had the perfect combination of expertise to do so. When asked if there were any current trends (in science) that really excited him, he expressed hope about the possibility of building a better battery, which would enable electricity to take the place of most fossil fuels. Later in the interview, he dropped a hint that he thought it would be a good idea to invest in electric cars. This does make sense, as the technology powering the automobile is over 150 years old. When asked if he ever made any mistakes, he said that he had been wrong about some investments over the years. However, he said that it never caused him a major problem because he did the smart thing and just dropped it entirely.
Certainly, if you need advice in the area of natural resource investing, this man is one of the best people you could look to.