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

The best way to invest for your kids or grandkids

Don't leave those funds sitting in a bank account or term deposit - here's your best bet More »

This is how a 50-year old retires with $1 million in their SMSF

Worried about having to rely on a pension in retirement? Now's the time to act quickly More »

Blackmores Limited: How I got it wrong but why you don’t want to buy in yet

Vitamins and supplements supplier Blackmores Limited (ASX: BKL) appears to have turned its business around More »

Is this China’s revenge?

It's taken 6 years, but is China set to weaken BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto Limited (ASX:RIO)? More »

How To Create Dividends For Life

And 5 golden rules for building a dividend portfolio More »

Telstra Corporation Ltd ready to rumble on e-health

Is Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS) set to dominate Australia's health care system in future? More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens down 0.7% falling Wall Street More »

Has Bunnings lost it?

The home improvement retailer may be facing similar threats as Woolworths Limited's (ASX: WOW) Food and Liquor business More »

Why the iron ore price is under pressure in one chart

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) plays its part in expanding iron ore production More »

XPD Soccer Gear Group Ltd and the case of the curious investment

You might want to think twice before buying shares in XPD Soccer gear Group Ltd (ASX: XPD) More »

5 things you need to know about the Australian sharemarket today

S&P/ASX 200 opens 0.5% higher More »

This is how you can retire with $1 million

Struggling to see how you can have a comfortable retirement? Then you need to read this. More »

The ASX is rising but these 4 ASX companies are sinking

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO) (ASX: XJO) closes up 0.9% but these stocks were on the nose More »

7 issues the Australian Stock Exchange needs to address

The ALL ORDINARIES (ASX:XAO) is shrinking More »