Matt Badiali is the editor of the S&A Resource Report, a monthly advisory focused on investments in energy, metals, and other natural resources. Over the years, Matt has recorded an incredible list of triple-digit winners, like Northern Dynasty Minerals (322%), Silver Wheaton (345%), and Jinshan Gold Mines (339%), among many others. Matt joined Stansberry & Associates in 2005, and takes a "boots on the ground" approach to his research. His work has taken him to Papua New Guinea, Iraq, Hong Kong, Singapore, Haiti, Turkey, Switzerland, and many other locations around the world. He has built a huge Rolodex of the most important people in the industry – from private financiers, leading geologists and natural-resource analysts to billionaire hedge-fund managers. Besides his S&A Resource Report advisory, Matt has also been also a guest editor for our exclusive Phase 1 Investor research service. His work with Phase 1 has led to incredible gains, including ATAC Resources (598%) and Rainy River Resources (183%). His most famous "call" came in 2010 with Papua New Guinea-based InterOil, one of S&A's most controversial recommendations. Despite widespread claims from short-sellers that InterOil was a fraud, including hedge-fund manager Whitney Tilson, Matt maintained his long position. Unlike the short-sellers, Matt had actually visited InterOil's deposits in person and seen the geological evidence himself. Less than a year later, Matt was proven right when InterOil inked a multi-billion dollar deal with French major oil company Total to develop the field. Prior to joining S&A, Matt was a geologist for a drilling company, and a consultant to an environmental company. Matt has a B.S. in Earth Sciences from Penn State University and a Masters in Geology from Florida Atlantic University. He learned investment analysis from senior analysts Porter Stansberry, Steve Sjuggerud, and Dan Ferris.