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Matt Badiali’s Hands-On Approach to Success

Matt Badiali’s path to becoming one of the nation’s foremost authorities on energy trading was not a straightforward one. Prior to becoming familiar with the inner workings of the financial world, Mr. Badiali was a scientist. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. degree in earth science and continued his education at Florida Atlantic University, where he garnered his M.S. in geology. After a short stint as an environmental geologist in Miami, Fl, a job which Mr. Badiali admits was terrible but motivating, he attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill until, in 2004, he was approached by a friend about an upcoming project that he wanted him to participate with him in. In the project, they would be seeking to discover new ways to create sound investments for the average American investor. Remembering the struggles that his father had with investing, Mr. Badiali quickly jumped at the chance, and upon learning the ins-and-outs of finance, became hooked with helping others find the right investment opportunities. In May of 2017, Matt Badiali joined the Banyan Hill Team, acting as the editor of the newsletter and advisory service, Total Wealth Insider. He recently sat down for a Q & A session in order to discuss his past endeavors, as well as future investments that have piqued his interest.

Matt Badiali usually arrives at the office at 8:00 am, and quickly begins mixing in periods of reading and writing. As an avid reader, he usually focuses on The Wall Street Journal, The Mining Journal, and Bloomberg, pulling much of his information from trends that he discovers while scouring both mainstream, and obscure outlets. While he does a substantial amount of research online, he has also made a name for himself throughout the industry due to his hands-on, “boots on the ground” approach. By actively visiting drilling sites and mines that he believes are potential prospects, he is able to gain increased understanding about any deficiencies the company may be facing that might thwart its progress in the long run. He also brings back this real-life information to his clients, utilizing these examples to bring his topics to life. Throughout his career, his hands-on approach has taken him to a number of countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Iraq, Turkey, and Papua New Guinea. Today he has his eyes set on the rapidly growing electric car market, which he believes will shake the oil and natural gas industry sooner, rather than later.

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