The demand for commodities and natural resources grows and lessens over time. It can be almost impossible to understand the reasons behind these changes if you do not have insider information or an expert understanding of the forces that are at play in these markets. Matt Badiali has made a career for himself informing his readership basis on the trends in the natural resources and commodities sectors of the economy in order to produce profitable investments. Read this article at Seeking Alpha.

Matt Badiali has been a member of the finance industry who has specialized in the natural resources industries for over 20 years. He has experience as a trained scientist and holds a Masters degree in geology from Florida Atlantic University. He was first introduced to the finance industry while he was working on his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina. Since then Matt Badiali has been able to travel the globe and meet firsthand with numerous industry leaders from the natural resources and commodities sectors. Thanks to the unique insight he has been able to produce significant investment returns sometimes in excess of 100% over the last two decades. Read more about Matt Badiali at Talk Markets.

Matt Badiali has recently written about a bull market that is occurring in the Palladium sector. Palladium is a precious metal that is utilized in catalytic converters an important part of automobiles. Over the last 22 months, the price of Palladium has grown 109%, and it does not seem to be showing any signs of decreasing in the near future.

The growth and price of Palladium are directly tied to the demand from the automobile industry particularly from gasoline powered engines. Platinum is still used as the primary metal in catalytic converters for diesel-powered engines however Palladium has taken the place of platinum and gasoline engines. In fact, over 80% of the world’s Palladium supply is used in catalytic converters for gasoline powered engines. Today the price for one out the Palladium has actually grown to be higher than 1 ounce of platinum. While in the future as electric vehicles grow in market share the overall demand for palladium and platinum both will more than likely decrease there are no signs of this changing in the near future. This represents an incredible investment opportunity to the investor who believes that oil and gas powered vehicles will not be going away soon. This could also lead to potential investment opportunities within the oil industries as well.