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

S&P/ASX 200 gains 0.6% for the day and 0.7% for the week, despite massive recent volatility More »

2 reasons why Woolworths Limited’s profit will sink in 2016

Woolworths Limited (ASX: WOW) implies lower profits ahead More »

Australia Post wants to charge you $1 for a stamp

Australia Post also introduces two-speed delivery More »

Newcastle Council dumps fossil fuel investments

Fossil Fuel divestment continues as another institution takes action More »

S&P/ASX 200 surges higher at the open

S&P/ASX 200 soars higher in early trading More »

Here comes the relief rally…again

ASX expected to take off at the open More »

5 ASX stocks crushed by 5% or more today

All Ordinaries soars 1.2%, but these 5 stocks saw their share prices fall by 5% or more More »

What you won’t see when Woolworths Limited reports tomorrow

Will Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) surprise the market tomorrow? More »

Stock markets are increasingly volatile: Here’s what you should do

Don't panic for a start More »

This unloved retailer has soared 29% since Monday

You should've bought Pacific Brands Limited's (ASX:PBG) shares on Monday More »

Iron ore: The chart that shows who’s making money

One chart that shows two major issues for Australia's junior miners More »

3 overlooked property plays with juicy dividends

Can these three medium companies involved in the property sector continue to fly under the radar? More »

Blackmores’ share price hits $100

Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL) share price up 68% in 4 months More »

Why BHP Billiton’s dividend yield is unsustainable in one chart

BHP Billiton Limited(ASX:BHP) dividend yield could be deceiving More »