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

9 juicy health care stocks to add to your portfolio: Part 1

Health care is one big trend which could be hugely profitable. Here are 4 health care stock ideas to consider More »

Pacific Smiles Group Ltd puts a smile on shareholders’ faces

Strong first half growth for Pacific Smiles Limited (ASX: PSQ). Is it a buy? More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens flat following mixed results from Wall Street overnight More »

5 stocks crunched on the ASX today

All Ordinaries drops 0.1%, but that was positive compared to these 5 More »

4 stocks surging on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 200 sinks but these 4 are powering ahead More »

SMS Management & Technology Limited soars as profit jumps

SMS Management & Technology Limited (ASX:SMX) has seen its share price jump more than 13% More »

Cochlear Limited takes the lead in race to $100

Can Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) or CSL LImited (ASX: CSL) catch Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) now? More »

Decmil Group Limited sees 48% increase in revenues: Worth a look?

Construction and engineering firm Decmil Group Limited (ASX:DCG) is offering a cheap price and a whopping dividend More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens up 0.3% More »

The most overrated stock on the ASX: ARB Corporation Limited?

Does ARB Corporation Limited's (ASX:ARP) earnings growth justify a P/E ratio above 20? I think not More »

Writing on the wall for TV broadcasters

Why you might want to avoid investing in Seven West Media Limited (ASX: SWM) More »

iSentia Limited jumps 5% as net profit soars

Has iSentia Limited (ASX:ISD) got what it takes to become a $1 billion company? More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens 0.4% higher More »

Westpac Banking Corp cans deal with Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia (ASX:GMA) loses 14% of premiums after Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) cancels agreement More »