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.
Michael Nierenberg, the founder, Board Chairman, and the chief executive officer of New Residential Investment Corp., a firm that focuses on opportunistically investments related to residential real estate. He is appointed the chairman of the board in 2016 and became the CEO of the firm in 2013. Nierenberg is known for his vast experiences in leadership stemming from his held positions int he past decades. Before founding NRZ, he was the managing Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s securitized products. He was also the Managing Director of Fortress Investment Group LLC, an investment management firm which manages alternative assets.
Before coming to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he served as a member of the management committee in JP Morgan until 2008. Michael Nierenberg was one of the longest staying members of Bear Stearns, where he held a lot of senior leadership positions. He stayed for 14 years and held four positions in total, one of them is being the leader of the interest rate and forex trading operations. He both assisted in leading in structured products and mortgage-backed securities trading. He was also a member of the board of directors from 2006 to 2008. Before he started his 14-year tenure in the Bear Stearns, he was the part of the Lehman Brothers for seven years. He was also the chairman of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
After his tenure at Fortress Investment Group, Michael Nierenberg decided that it was time to make his own company. He founded the New Residential Investment Corp in 2011 and continues to lead the company to this day. In addition, NRZ acquired Shellpoint Partners for $190 million. Nierenberg is known to currently have a net worth of $43.8 million. Since then, he actively searches for ways to always position the firm in an advantageous angle that can survive even on high-interest rates. Michael Nierenberg is known as a supporter of REITs or Real Estate Investment Funds and is one of the firms to invest in it. REITs are good for people who want to invest n Real Estate but doesn’t have the time to make the manage the properties. REITs enable people to invest in real estate is as low as $20 and that makes it advantageous for people who don’t have big funds.