Matt Badiali Explains Why Bull Markets Don’t Just Go Straight Up

Matt Badiali is a geologist and financial expert. He is also a contributor at Banyan Hill Publishing, a company that puts out financial newsletters. His expertise is guiding investors in the world of natural resources. His educational background is in the earth sciences, including a master’s degree and almost a Ph.D. that he fell just short of by not completing his dissertation. Investors in natural resources should know that they are cyclical in nature. Each of these cycles usually lasts a couple of years. Matt Badiali points out that a recent bear market for zinc investors lasted five years, for example.

There weren’t many investors who lasted through that cycle as most people sold their zinc investments in disgust at some point. They chose to instead move their money to other investments where the could make some money. As the editor of Real Wealth Strategist, he has heard from plenty of readers that when it comes to a natural resources bull market people also worry when there is a bull market. If the price doesn’t go up on any given day people get really concerned that they’re about to lose some serious money. Each time that the prices of miners dip Matt Badiali says he gets emails from concerned readers.

The truth is, Matt Badiali says, is that prices don’t just go straight up during a bull market. There are going to be dips and valleys that occur as prices in general rise. Investors need to focus on the long term, not just the day to day movement of natural resources prices. Matt Badiali points out that during the current bull run on zinc prices went from just $0.66 a pound in early 2016 to $1.45 a pound as of October 2017. Overall the price went great but there were dips along the way. Matt Badiali has been writing about investing in natural resources for the past 15 years. He transitioned from a career as a geologist to a career as a financial newsletter writer when a friend needed someone to inform their subscribers about how to invest in the tricky area of natural resources.

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