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

5 stocks sinking on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 300 closes up 0.5%, but these 5 fell more than 8% More »

Monadelphous Group Limited drops despite contract wins

Monadelphous Group Limited (ASX:MND) shares fall 0.9% More »

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd wins 6-year battle with ACCC

Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd (ASX:FLT) to be repaid $11 million plus interest after winning appeal More »

A bidding war for Vision Eye Institute Ltd?

20% of Vision Eye Institute Ltd (ASX:VEI) ends up with Chinese company after Primary Health Care limited (ASX:PRY) sells out More »

Qantas Airways Limited’s reported profit is not real: Here’s why

Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) is expected to report a profit of more than $1 billion - but it's fiction More »

Only 64 independent financial advisers in Australia?

80% of financial advisers are aligned with product manufacturers leaving Australians unable to trust them More »

The massive revolution you are a part of

Our world is changing and evolving and it affects you More »

ASX soars but these 4 stocks were sold off: Here’s why

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) (ASX:XJO) gains 0.7%, but these four stocks sank More »

AMP Limited kills investor loans and hikes rates

AMP Limited (ASX:AMP) will stop lending to investors and existing borrowers will see interest rates hiked by 0.47% More »

More pain to come for mining services and infrastructure companies

Mining services companies continue to look cheap, but they could easily be value traps More »

Telstra Corporation Ltd takes on Apple and Google

Will Telstra TV be a big hit for Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) or a dud? More »

6 stocks pummelled on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 300 (INDEXASX: XKO) (ASX:XKO) falls 0.1%, but these 6 were hammered More »

The Race to $100: A new contender

A new contender enters the race to $100 as Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA) falters More »

Are stormy skies ahead for mortgage brokers?

Investor credit growth is slowing and falling as banks and the regulator takes action. Will it impact on the mortgage brokers? More »