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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 editor of Rickards’ Gold Speculator and a contributor to Rickards’ Strategic Intelligence.

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.

Prepare to Profit from the “Combat Cloud”

The technology behind the current fleet of American military aircraft is truly astounding.. t's also horribly outdated. But as Byron King explains steps are finally being taken to update these aircraft, and that could mean a very profitable investment opportunity for a few savvy investors. Read on...

Attack on America’s Most Important Pipeline

America's most precious resource isn't oil, natural gas, gold or any other commodity. But it travels through an extensive pipeline that, if severed, could signal an unprecedented breach in U.S. security. What is this pipeline, and why is it so imperative that the U.S. take steps to protect it? Byron King explains...

A 10-Year Heads Up On the Next $3.3 Trillion Market

By the year 2050, about 75% of the world's population will live in large cities - more than twice the current global urban population. These areas are the battlefields of tomorrow. Whether your home is in a gated suburb or a high-rise building, you won't be able to ignore this trend. So why not profit from it? Byron King explains how...

Airline Industry Finally Ready for Takeoff

The airline industry is on a roll. Heh. How long has it been since you heard that? But it's true... Thanks to stable fuel costs and shrewd spending cuts, the airline industry is on an upswing. And, as Bryon King points out, the good times are just beginning. Read on for his full assessment...

Profit Potential From the Front Lines of Cyberwar

The development of digital weapons has created a new battleground. One that takes place entirely in cyberspace, but that has real world consequences. Naturally, the need for cybersecurity is creating some interesting investment opportunities. Today, Byron King details one that may hold tremendous profit potential as this new industry progresses. Read on...

Where to Invest as the US Wallows in “Recovery”

Looking at the global economy, you might ask, "Where's the growth?" Most tech startups aren't making much money, despite all the great ideas. And even iconic plays like Apple aren't what they used to be. So what's the best place to invest in the current markets, languishing in the wake of a so-called recovery? Byron King explains...

What to Do When China Nukes the U.S.

Recent news out of the Middle Kingdom suggests that China could nuke the U.S. at practically any time. And while this is a terrifying thought, it would be silly to assume the U.S. isn't prepping its own arsenal. Byron King explains why this revelation from the Chinese media is only going to fuel another U.S. boom.