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

How to setup the perfect diversified portfolio: Part I

Want to replicate a balanced fund's portfolio simply? This article sets you on the right path More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens down 0.2% More »

4 stocks crunched on the ASX yesterday

The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.8%, but these four companies saw their share prices fall by more than 6% More »

Cage match: Domain versus REA Group Ltd

Cam Fairfax Media Limited (ASX:FXJ) compete with market leader REA Group Ltd (ASX:REA)?? More »

4 new ASX companies today: 4 brand new opportunities?

Are any of these 4 companies an opportunity? More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 soars at the open by 1.1%, following the lead from Wall Street overnight More »

Why Phylogica Limited soared 80% today

Phylogica Limited (ASX:PYC) reports some excellent news More »

20 blue chip stocks I’d never buy

Some blue chip companies are 'bluer' than others. Here's my list of the ones I'll be avoiding More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 sinks 0.9%, as falling commodity prices wreck havoc More »

4 stocks dumped on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 200 closes up 0.7%, recovering some of yesterday's losses, but that didn't stop these 4 being sold off More »

Skydive the Beach Group Ltd shares skyrocket

Skydive the Beach Group Ltd (ASX: SKB) soars 40%, but there's a warning attached More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens higher, despite US falls overnight More »

One chart that puts Vocation Ltd’s 50% rise today in perspective

Think you're unlucky missing today's 50% rise for Vocation Ltd (ASX:VET)? Think again More »

Australia’s Top 10 online retailers

Are these Australia's top online retailers? More »