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Byron King

Agora Financial

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Byron King writes for Agora Financial's Daily Resource Hunter. He edits two newsletters: Energy & Scarcity Investor and Outstanding Investments. He studied geology and graduated with honors from Harvard University, and holds advanced degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the U.S. Naval War College. He has advised the U.S. Department of Defense on national energy policy.




Recent Interviews

Wave of the Future Investment from the Ground Up: Byron King (10/8/13) An increasingly high-tech world is on the horizon, but technological revolution can't take place without the right materials, especially graphite and platinum group metals. This is where mining, one of the oldest industries in human history, comes in. In this interview with The Metals Report, Byron King, editor of the Energy & Scarcity Investor and Outstanding Investments newsletters, profiles companies poised to deliver graphite and platinum group metals to tech companies working to change the way we communicate, travel and harness energy.

Byron King: Forget OPEC. North American Energy Plays Bring Profits Home (6/11/13) Looking for profits in the oil and natural gas space? Look no further than shale plays, energy service companies and offshore drilling opportunities in the U.S., says Byron King of Agora Financial LLC. In this interview with The Energy Report, King discusses how dwindling exports to the U.S. from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are shifting the supply and demand equation across the world. King also names companies in the service space with solid prospects for investors.

Recycling, Not Mining, Is the Future for Securing Immediate Platinum Group Metal Supply (3/12/13) The biggest new source for platinum group metals just might be what Jack Lifton calls "the rubber tire mine." Noting that removing the catalytic converter from a car's emission system produces a rate of return that rivals the production rates of the South African platinum giants, Byron King agrees that recycling is the wave of the future for platinum, palladium and rhodium. Welcome to the 21st centuryŚfind out how to play it in this Metals Report interview.

Byron King
(3/29/13)
Byron King on Gold in 2013

Recent Quotes

"FMS is one of the most advanced, most attractive graphite mining plays." (10/8/13) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"EGZ's graphite deposit is all large-flake graphiteŚbeautiful mineralogyŚexposed at the surface." (10/8/13) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"Where LLG can go with its high-grade graphite deposit is wide open." (10/8/13) Mason Graphite Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"POI's pilot platinum recycling plant has been up and running with excellent output." (10/8/13) NovX21 Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"NKL has an intriguing project in the Yukon." (10/8/13) Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"I am looking at global integrated players such as RDS; it is big and pays nice dividends." (6/11/13) Royal Dutch Shell Plc - The Energy Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"POI has made a major development in the PGM space." (3/12/13) NovX21 Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"RDS' move into gas is worth watching." (12/20/12) Royal Dutch Shell Plc - The Energy Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

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"UWE is going to be able to pull out uranium, phosphate, silver and some intriguing quantities of rare earths." (12/20/12) U3O8 Corp. - The Energy Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"NG has great assets, run by very solid management." (12/19/12) NOVAGOLD - The Gold Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"As ATX worked up the base metals and indium plays, it drilled into serious silver and gold. How lucky can you get? (12/19/12) Argentex Mining Corporation - The Gold Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"The idea that a big company like Toyota is interested in MAT is a selling point." (12/18/12) Matamec Explorations Inc. - The Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"EGZ's Green Giant project has immense volumes, very significant qualities and nice grades." (12/18/12) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"MDL is in the very enjoyable position of having numerous groups in the Middle East vying for its attention to fund a deal." (12/18/12) Medallion Resources Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"Europe wants to see its own HREE play, and TSM fills that bill." (12/18/12) Tasman Metals Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"What used to take weeks of chemical processing, UCU is doing in a fraction of a second." (12/18/12) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"HRE has produced end-use, high-purity, high-quality elements. Nobody else in the non-Chinese world can make that claim." (12/18/12) Stans Energy Corp. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"The Spider Web technical development vaults UCU into a front-running position in the REE race." (8/17/12) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - Byron King, Energy and Scarcity Investor Moreá>

"HRE is on the cusp of demonstrating that the ore, the mineralogy and the VNIIHT technology can bring actual product onto the stage." (7/31/12) Stans Energy Corp. - Byron King, Energy and Scarcity Moreá>

"RDS is a wonderful, technology-based company with deep pockets and an aggressive growth plan." (7/3/12) Royal Dutch Shell Plc - The Energy Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"UCU truly plans to become that proverbial, all-American play." (6/12/12) Ucore Rare Metals Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"I check the news flow for HRE daily because a deal could happen any day." (6/12/12) Stans Energy Corp. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"Two graphite developers are reopening old mines, [including] NGC." (6/12/12) Northern Graphite Corporation - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"MDL is a different business model that deserves watching." (6/12/12) Medallion Resources Ltd. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"You couldn't ask for better infrastructure, labor or a more mining-friendly jurisdiction than FMS' Lac Knife." (6/12/12) Focus Graphite Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"Every time EGZ drills another hole, it finds more, usually better data that improves the overall quality." (6/12/12) Energizer Resources Inc. - The Critical Metals Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

"You cannot ignore NG as an important player in the coming years." (6/8/12) NOVAGOLD - The Gold Report Interview with Byron King Moreá>

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