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

Have ASX investors given up?

The S&P/ASX 200 is down 4.7% in the past 3 months More »

3 stocks I’ll hold in my portfolio forever

Monopolies or dominant market positions mean these 3 shares are staying in my portfolio for a very long time More »

AMP Limited share price crunched

AMP Limited (ASX:AMP) share price sinks on writedowns and poor life insurance outlook More »

Are phantom brands behind Woolworths Limited’s turnaround?

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) has introduced branded private label products More »

Australia’s Top 10 largest listed software companies

Some of the names in this list might surprise you More »

Why the APN News and Media Limited share price crashed today

APN News and Media Limited (ASX:APN) sinks on capital raising More »

Is Woolworths Limited still losing market share to its competitors?

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) had nearly $1 billion lower revenues in the past 12 months according to Roy Morgan Research More »

Iron ore hits 11-week high and more gains could be ahead

Iron ore gains 1.8% overnight to hit US$63.07 a tonne More »

Property prices soar on low interest rates

Unless you are in Perth or Darwin that is More »

5 companies with dividend yields above 7%

These five companies offer big dividends, so what's the catch? More »

Is RCG Corporation Ltd a buy at this share price?

The RCG Corporation Ltd (ASX:RCG) share price is down nearly 10% in the past month More »

Bega Cheese Ltd and Blackmores Limited baby formula venture in trouble

Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX:BGA) takes writedown on inventory in its joint venture with Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL) More »

Why the banking regulator is concerned about dodgy lending

APRA lays out specific requirements for Australia's banks when it comes to mortgage lending More »

Is the Woolworths Limited share price set to fly this week?

Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) is due to report its first-quarter sales on Friday More »