Matt Badiali was born and raised in the state of Florida. He now lives in Delray Beach, just outside of Miami, and writes about investing in natural resources. His actual plan had been to become a geologist but a few events changed his professional course. He says he grew up deeply interest in geology and how the Earth works.
In order to fulfill his dream of being a geologist, he attended Penn State University. After graduating from PSU with his bachelor’s degree he decided to take a few years off from his education and took a job where he took samples around Miami. He then went back to school, earning his master’s at Florida State University. At this point, he decided a Ph.D. would be required for what he wanted to do professionally. He spent a few years completing a Ph.D. program at the University of North Carolina when a fateful phone call took him into the financial industry.
With his background as a geologist, Matt Badiali was a natural fit to become an expert at investing in things like oil wells, gold deposits, and similar matters. A friend of his recognized this fact and asked him to join the place he worked, Stansberry Research. He left his Ph.D. program behind and jumped at this chance. After several years working for this company, Matt Badiali made the jump to Banyan Hill Publishing in 2017 and hasn’t looked back.
Matt Badiali expects big returns from oil companies in 2018. He says the shares of oil companies have been rising this year and sees this continuing. Among the companies he recommends investing in are Hess Corp., Noble Energy Inc., Devon Energy Corp., and Marathon Petroleum Corp. He says these companies won’t be affected by Trump’s trade wars with the rest of the world and will benefit from the rising value of a barrel of oil.
He has also been writing about Freedom Checks recently which are the dividend payments put out by master limited partnerships. Matt Badiali says that the returns on these dividends are really fantastic, often approaching 13%. He thinks that anyone looking for income would be well advised to check out companies in the oil industry that are organized as master limited partnerships.