Matt Badiali is a financial expert who specializes in natural resources investing. When he started attending college his objective was to become a top scientist in earth sciences. In 1992 he earned a geosciences degree at Penn State University. Six years later he started attending Florida State University and in 2000 he had his master’s degree in geology. For five years he pursued earning a Ph.D. in sedimentary geology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed everything but his dissertation after five years of study when he made the switch to the world of investing. View Matt Badiali’s profile at LinkedIn.
After joining the financial industry he put his scientific background to work by focusing on investing in things like forestry, gold mines, oil, zinc, precious metals, and other natural resources investment opportunities. He says he developed a unique skill set because of his background in the sciences. When deciding whether a gold mine will make a good investment, for interest, he’ll fly to it and take his own samples to see how much the mine potentially contains of this precious metal. He has also worked on oil rigs and other sites to get to the bottom of things.
Matt Badiali offers his investment advice through his monthly publication, Real Wealth Investing. He is currently highly recommending that people invest in zinc. Zinc has many uses in modern technology. This includes airplanes, cars, cosmetics, batteries, computers, tractors, and much more. Researchers are studying it to see if it can be used to help people with many medical conditions such as depression, hair loss, diabetes, and low blood pressure. It’s one of the most useful natural resources around.
However, Matt Badiali says there is a big problem with zinc, which is that it is disappearing. He says that no new supplies of zinc have been discovered since 1990. That means there is soon not going to be nearly enough supply of zinc to meet huge demand. He says that in 2016 demand exceeded supply by about 1.4 million metric tons. He says that by 2020 demand will exceed supply by 4 million tons for that year.
Due to these reasons and others, Matt Badiali says that zinc presents a fantastic investment opportunity. He expects the value of zinc to skyrocket in coming years as supplies dry up unless some new sources of zinc are found. So far, though, experts don’t think any more will be found leading to global shortages.