Byron KingByron King

A Harvard-trained geologist and former aide to the United States Chief of Naval Operations, Byron King is our resident gold and mining expert, and we are proud to have him on board as the managing editor of Whiskey & Gunpowder.

This “old rock hound” uses his expertise and connections in global resource industries to bring you the very best opportunities in mining, precious metals and energy. Byron also draws upon first-hand knowledge of the world of high-tech industries gains during his military career. Yet all that knowledge and experience is combined with a down-to-earth, common-sense approach that is easy to understand.

Byron’s ahead-of-the-curve insights have drawn attention over the years. He’s made frequent appearances in mainstream media such as The Washington Post, MSN Money, Marketwatch.com, Fox Business News, CNBC’s Squawk Box, Larry Kudlow, Glenn Beck and PBS’s NewsHour. He also wrote a feature article published in the Financial Times, and has appeared on both CNN and Marketplace radio broadcasts.

A long-time world traveler who’s gotten his boots muddy on five continents in search of the world’s best mining investment opportunities, Byron has also been quoted in various international publications such as the UK’s The Guardian and the Netherland’s De Volkskrant, and has been a guest on Canada’s CBC television broadcast. Byron still spends much of his time away from home, checking out remote mines, rigs and plants to bring you a first-hand account of almost every investment opportunity he recommends.

When you read Byron’s recommendations and analysis, you can be sure that he’s personally vetted each company with a critical eye — in fact, he’s usually visited them on location. He avoids overly technical language to give you the clearest picture of what makes each pick outstanding and why.


What Mining Insiders Had to Say At Indaba This Month

Several friends of Byron’s made down to Cape Town, South Africa, this month, for the annual mining "Indaba," one of the world's premier mining events. They sent him their personal notes on what insiders had to say. Their takeaway? The China boom years are behind us, so it’s tougher to raise mining cash. But there’s still upside in the making…

The Next Oil War May Be Nearer Than You Think

What does Saudi succession mean for energy investors? The short version is that we'll likely enjoy low-cost oil, for a little while – Byron’s hunch is about six months or so. But, by this coming summer, stand by for petroleum drama, because risk factors are rising every day. Oil prices are headed back up by mid-year…

Why Oil Can’t Stay Cheap

As consumers, you want to see low prices at the pump. But for investors who've been riding the American fracking boom, are these low prices a death knell? Byron’s advice to you, as an investor with exposure to energy stocks, is to not panic in the face of short-term market turmoil. And Byron’s got two picks primed to rebound…

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up On Oil in 2015

According to Byron King, anything could happen in the oil markets this year, but there's no denying a great run -- the U.S. oil patch has been a key job-creator in the past half-decade, certainly as compared with the rest of the national economy. And it could be poised to deliver some serious rebound gain to in-the-know investors like you…

2 Ways to Play the Coming Return to Nuclear Power

Since the Fukushima reactor leak of 2011, nuclear energy has been decreasing worldwide, causing uranium's price to fall by more than half in the three years since. However, as Byron King explains, there's a quiet return to nuclear power going on in Japan and around the world. And that's good news for the price of uranium. Read on...

The Massive Energy Deposit that No One Can Get to… Yet

By now you've probably heard about the violence in Gaza and Isreal. It's tragic, but there's more to it than the mainstream media lets on. Today, Byron King explains how, amid the conflict, there's also resource scarcity behind the Israeli-Palestinian crisis - namely, in the enormous offshore natural gas deposit known as "Leviathan..."

The Most Compelling Reason Fracking is Not a Fad

With all the turmoil in the Middle East, oil production in the region is likely going to disrupt sooner or later. Luckily, booming production in the North American shale patch should more than replace the loss of Iraqi oil, and that means a hot opportunity for you to tap into "round two" of America's shale gale. Read on...

Your Best Defense Against a Rising Oil Price

Analysts predicted that Iraq's oil production would reach postwar records this year - that didn't happen, of course. Then they predicted that Iraq's refiners wouldn't suffer greatly in the wake of renewed civil war - wrong again! But Byron King has been right all along... Middle East oil production was bound to be disrupted, if not destroyed, sooner or later...