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Mike King

Mike King is a 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

Sydney’s median house price soars through $1.1 million

Another year of strong growth sees Sydney's median house price rocket up More »

Why IPOs have not been great investments

IPOs might outperform in their first year but fail over the longer term according to top fund manager More »

It’s official: Fortescue Metals Group Limited is lowest cost producer

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) ranked world's lowest cost iron ore producer More »

Why the Ariadne Australia Limited share price jumped 49% today

Ariadne Australia Limited (ASX:ARA) sells its 50% share in Secure Parking for $75 million More »

QMS Media Ltd duds retail investors

QMS Media Ltd (ASX:QMS) raises $20 million via placement but doesn't offer a share purchase plan (SPP) to existing retail investors More »

Is the S&P/ASX 200 headed for 6,000 in 2017?

Can Investment Bank Credit Suisse finally get it right the third time? More »

What today’s GDP number means for investors

Is Australia heading for a recession after recording one quarter of negative GDP growth? More »

Rising oil price bad news for Qantas Airways Limited

Qantas Airways Limited (ASX:QAN) reaped the windfall when oil prices crashed, now they are heading upwards More »

Amazon Go: Is this the future of retail?

Amazon shows off futuristic retail store with no checkouts More »

Aged care operators soar on government funding news

Government announces more changes to aged care funding More »

Should you buy shares in Trade Me Group Ltd at current prices?

A strong result in the 2016 financial year may have set up Trade Me Group Ltd (ASX:TME) for the future More »

Is the ASX Ltd a Buy at the current share price?

The ASX Ltd (ASX: ASX) is trading on a P/E of 21.7x and paying a dividend yield of 4.1% More »

Domestic airlines are ripping off Australians

Airlines could also be breaching Australian Consumer Law by refusing to offer refunds More »

Can Woolworths Limited trump Coles?

Is Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) on track to beat arch-rival Coles in the December quarter? More »