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 shares sinking on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 300 flat in afternoon trading - unlike these 4 companies' share prices More »

Why these gold shares were smashed today

Gold miners smashed as spot gold sinks More »

Is Blackmores Limited struggling to enter the infant formula market?

Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL) early sales are uninspiring More »

Patties Foods share price to soar on takeover offer

Patties Foods Limited (ASX:PFL) receives proposal from private equity firm More »

How I’d invest $500 today

3 ideas of how you could invest $500 today More »

The problems Woolworths Limited and Wesfarmers Ltd face in one picture

Can Big W and Target be turned around? More »

Why these 4 ASX shares sank today

The S&P/ASX 300 rose 0.3%, but these 4 companies saw their share prices sink More »

2 ultra-cheap shares hiding in plain sight?

IVE Group Ltd (ASX:IGL) and Opus Group Ltd (ASX:OPG) share look very cheap More »

Could this small tech company be the next TPG Telecom Ltd?

Up more than 100% since listing last year, this company could have much further to run More »

Is this the ALDI of consumer electronics and homewares?

Could this retailer disrupt homewares and consumer electronics like Aldi has in the supermarkets sector? More »

Iron ore price set to sink below US$50 a tonne

The iron ore price fell 1.8% overnight and futures pointing to further falls today More »

Why the Pulse Health Limited share price plunged 30% today

Pulse Health Limited (ASX:PHG) share price sinks 33% to 29 cents More »

Here’s why the Programmed Maintenance Services Limited share price soared today

Programmed Maintenance Services Limited (ASX:PRG) share price zooms higher More »

The AP Eagers Ltd share price jumps: Here’s why

The AP Eagers ltd (ASX:APE) share price jumps 3% on positive trading update More »