Research is always a good thing. Not just for academia but also for anyone who is thinking about purchasing something. When it comes to business there are two ways you can go about doing it. One is to collect as much literature as possible and read it. The other is to pay a visit and take a closer look at the product. The first way is good, but the second method is better. And that is what makes an investor such as Matt Badiali, very successful at what he does. Matt is a successful entrepreneur in the mining industry. He is also a double threat because of his knowledge and education in geology as well as financial analysis.
Mr. Badiali currently serves as the senior editor at Banyan Hill publishing. Through this publication as well as his own website, he dispenses wisdom concerning all things mining investment and related subjects. He got his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Penn State University and went on to get his Masters in Geology from Florida Atlantic University. Before joining Banyan Hill, he worked for a drilling company and also served as a consultant for an environmental company.
So, how did a geologist like Matt Badiali achieve success and get the respect of his peers? The simple answer is that he is a big believer in seeing the evidence for himself. He likes to physically see a location before he makes any sort of prediction regarding the mines possibility of success. Apart from taking a look at a mine, he wants to know about the political atmosphere of the locality and environmental policies. He has visited more mines and oil wells than he cares to remember, in far-flung places such as Papua New Guinea, Turkey, and Hong Kong. This stems from the belief that unless you see it, you do not invest in it.
After working for over 20 years in the mining and drilling world, his predictions rarely go off-mark. By reading his columns in Banyan Hill, investors continue to make informed decisions and make good profits. As far as his resume is concerned he can also boast of having worked with some of the legends in the industry. These include T. Boone Pickens and CEO of Sprott US Holdings, Rick Rule. He has also taught at colleges such as University of North Carolina and Duke University.