After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in earth science and his Master of Science degree in geology from UNC-Chapel Hill and FAU respectively, Matt Badiali fully intended to have a long career as a scientist, but this all changed in 2004. While studying for his Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Matt Badiali was introduced to finance by a friend who was attempting to create a new system for investing that would assist the average American. This idea hit close to home for Mr. Badiali, who saw his father struggle with investments, so he decided to give it a go in a full-time capacity. Matt Badiali would continue in this field throughout the next decade, helping investors find the best investments regarding energy, natural resources, and metals. In May of 2017, Matt Badiali joined the team at Banyan Hill Publishing, implementing his newsletter and advisory service, Total Wealth Strategist. He recently sat down for a Q & A session to discuss his career trajectory, as well as his daily habits and processes. Read more on Talk Markets about Matt Badiali
Each day, beginning at around 8:00 am, Matt Badiali heads to his office to begin working. His workday usually begins with several hours of reading and writing. He stresses the importance of reading, being that he utilizes it to gather material for his newsletter. He often reviews a number of reputable financial publications, but The Wall Street Journal, The Mining Journal, and Bloomberg are a few of his mainstays. When writing, Mr. Badiali makes an effort to engage his audience through the use of real-world examples. This is a strategy that he has developed throughout his time as a geologist, being that he often travels to drilling sites and prospective mines, paying attention to the smoothness of the actual drilling and excavation, in order to help him determine if he’s interested in making the investment. Over the years, he has been to a number of territories and countries for this purpose, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Haiti, Switzerland, Turkey, Iraq, and Papua New Guinea. When looking to the future, Mr. Badiali has expressed extreme excitement about the future of the world as it becomes more electricity oriented, particularly in regards to cars and other automobiles. The impact the electric cars will have on the world will be, in his estimation, the equivalent of the changeover from whale oil to kerosene.