Mike King

Mike King is a Fool.com.au Investment Analyst and Writer. He caught the investing bug more than a decade ago, at a time when the U.S. had invaded Iraq and fear reigned in the markets. His initial success as the markets took off encouraged his passion and thirst for knowledge. With 13 years behind him at one of Australia's largest domestic banks, Mike's passion for stocks led him to join a boutique funds management firm, where he stayed for four years. A seven-year stint in equity research at one of the largest investment banks in the world followed that, giving Mike a thirst to pursue his passion further. Mike holds a Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning. His passion is to help retail investors invest better, and that passion was one of his primary reasons for joining The Motley Fool Australia in late 2011. Mike has written thousands of articles since joining, including for Fairfax Media, Yahoo!7, Ninemsn and has also appeared on ABC's The Business. You can see all of Mikes' holdings here

Posts by Mike King

The Walking Dead? Australian zombie explorer companies on the rise

1 in 5 ASX-listed minerals, oil and gas explorers have virtually ceased operations in March 2015 More »

4 mid cap stocks sinking on the ASX today

ALL Ordinaries gains 1%, but these 4 dropped more than 3% More »

The property freight train accelerates in June

Sydney house prices accelerate to 16.2% growth year-on-year More »

The iron ore see-saw swings back

Junior iron ore miners could get hit today, after spot price sinks below US$60 per tonne overnight More »

10 ASX stocks you should have bought a year ago today

These 10 stocks saw their shares prices more than double, while the index has finished the year flat More »

Are suppliers about to turn the tables on our big two retailers?

Have Wesfarmers Ltd (ASX:WES) and Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) pushed suppliers too far? More »

Have these ASX companies really added shareholder value?

Growth by acquisition is a popular model followed by some ASX companies, but it may not be as successful as the companies want you... More »

Australian property investors: What not to do

Investing in property? Here's an example of what not to do More »

What’s all the fuss about Greece?

When trombonists and pastry chefs are deemed to have 'unhealthy' jobs and allowed to retire earlier than the rest of the population, you know... More »

5 stocks slammed on the ASX today

The All Ordinaries falls 1.5%, but these 5 ASX stocks fell more than 6% More »

My top 5 blue chip ASX stocks for the new financial year

Is it time to pay up for quality with these 5 ASX stocks? More »

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd sell-off an opportunity

Sell-off is way overdone - and one reason why I bought shares in Flight Centre Travel Group (ASX:FLT) earlier this week More »

5 ASX stocks soaring today

The S&P/ASX 200 (IndexAsx:XJO) (ASX:XJO) falls 1%, but these 5 all zoomed higher More »

Atlas Iron Limited: flogging a dead horse?

Are shareholders throwing good money after bad with Atlas Iron Limited's (ASX:AGO) capital raising? More »