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Kate O'Brien

Kate O'Brien holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Finance Major and previously worked in projects and product management for a major Australian bank. Kate inherited her interest in equities from her father who applied his knowledge of economics to financial markets. Having managed her own portfolio for several years, Kate is a fan of diversity and believes in combining value and growth investing. When not researching or writing, Kate is a keen wildlife photographer.

Creso Pharma takeover off the table

Creso Pharma Ltd (ASX: CPH) has today announced that its proposed acquisition by Canadian cannabis company PharmaCielo Ltd has been terminated by mutual agreement.... More »

How to start investing with $5k

Like many things in life, the hardest part about investing can be just getting started. If you have managed to set aside $5k to... More »

ASX investing tips: 6 key metrics you need to know

The share market is full of metrics and acronyms. Terms like ROE, ICR, and EPS can be confusing and even intimidating for retail investors.... More »

Is Openpay the new Afterpay?

Openpay Pty Ltd is the latest buy now pay later provider looking to list on the ASX, with meetings with investors scheduled for next... More »

Dicker Data shares lift on new distribution agreement

Dicker Data Limited (ASX: DDR) shares are up 3% today to $6.82 following the announcement that The company has been appointed as the Check... More »

3 ASX tech shares to watch that aren’t WAAAX

The Australian technology sector has been dominated by WAAAX shares in 2019. Investors have been drawn to the tech sector favourites, comparing them to... More »

4 ASX ETFs you can use to gain global equities exposure

There are more than 2000 shares listed on the ASX, but these represent just a small portion of the global investment universe. Here we... More »

No savings? How to start building your ASX portfolio anyway

Savings can be hard to accumulate and sometimes even harder to maintain. It can be tough to build a backstop of cash savings to... More »

These 3 ASX shares had multiple recent insider buys

Insider buys can be a sign that those with the most insight into a company view its shares as undervalued. Here we take a... More »

Nearmap shares are down 40% – is it time to buy?

Shares in Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) are down 40% to $2.50 from highs of $4.23 in June this year. The former market darling has... More »

Brickworks share price surges higher on latest US acquisition

The Brickworks Limited (ASX: BKW) share price has surged higher today following the announcement of its latest American acquisition. Brickworks shares were up 3%... More »

Can you bet on the ASX banks for dividends?

Yields on Australia’s big banks remain at inviting levels despite three of the four recently cutting dividends. But dividend seeking investors with a longer... More »

A2 Milk faces local competition in China

The A2 Milk Company Ltd (ASX: A2M) is facing the threat of local competition in the key Chinese market. The entry of a new... More »

2 of the best recession-resistant ASX shares

The doom and gloom of a potential recession means the temptation to take a defensive position is high. But some ASX shares are known... More »