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

4 stocks sinking on the ASX today

The All Ordinaries ends flat, but these four companies saw their share prices lose more than 3% More »

33% of all homes sold in regional WA sold at a loss last quarter

Proof that property prices don't go up in a straight line and that they can fall heavily too More »

Gold investors: You might want to look away now!

Gold stocks plunge as gleaming metal sinks most in a month More »

Will Westpac Banking Corp cut its dividend and raise capital?

Will Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) follow ANZ's lead and cut its dividend to retain capital? More »

Why the Woolworths Limited share price is up today

Another positive step forwards for beleaguered supermarket retailer Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) More »

Big four banks and AMP Limited dominate worst super funds

Research again confirms that the big four banks and AMP Limited are a poor choice when it comes to superannuation More »

4 shares jumping on the ASX today

The S&P/AS 200 falls 0.5% but that didn't stop these 4 companies surging higher More »

6 dirt cheap small caps

They might be dirt cheap, but why is the market missing these stocks? More »

Bapcor Ltd expands into New Zealand

Bapcor Ltd (ASX:BAP) to acquire Hellaby Holdings Ltd (NZE:HBY) for NZ$322 million More »

Why the Lucapa Diamond Co Ltd share price is up 27% this month

Lucapa Diamond Co Ltd (ASX: LOM) share price soars on diamond discoveries More »

Is PWR Holdings Ltd a buy at this share price?

Can this automotive cooling system manufacturer continue delivering strong growth? More »

3 blue chips that are odds-on winners

These 3 blue chip companies could be big winners in the years ahead More »

Does Shopping Cntrs Austrls Prprty Gp Re Ltd 5.5% yield make it a Buy?

Shopping Cntrs Austrls Prprty Gp Re Ltd (ASX:SCP) has a decent yield, but there might be a better option More »

Australia’s property markets are getting hotter

Auction clearance rates in Sydney and Melbourne remain strong More »