Matt Badiali is the founder and CEO of Mangrove Investor Media, an independent investment research publisher. He is a geologist by education, an investment analyst by profession, and a writer by nature. He began researching and writing about natural resource investments in 2004. His research has appeared in Bloomberg, Barronís, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. Heís an avid surfer, boater, and fisherman. You can find him at www.mangroveinvestor.com.