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

These 4 ASX stocks plunged today

All Ordinaries sinks 1.1%, but these four plunged even further More »

4 stocks soaring on the ASX today

The All Ordinaries sinks 1.1%, but these 4 companies saw their share prices climb More »

And the best performing ASX 200 stock of September was…

With the S&P/ASX 200 down 4.3% in September, this company saw its share price rise 36% More »

The big four banks are getting cheaper: Time to buy?

With mouth-watering fully franked dividends grossing up to more than 8%, the big four are looking attractive More »

How to protect your share portfolio from volatility

The S&P/ASX 200 is down 14% since late April, and more than half the trading days since July have seen moves of more than... More »

5 big dividend stocks with strong returns on equity

Will these 5 companies continue to pay out generous dividends? More »

Why fully-franked dividends are better than cash

Fully franked dividends beat term deposits hands down More »

Link Group IPO: Overpriced and headed for a fall

Link Group expected to be 2015's biggest IPO, but it could also be the most expensive More »

Australia’s housing market slows as investors face even higher rates

Banks set to raise rates further for property investor lending as auction clearance rates slow More »

4 stocks sinking on the ASX today

S&P/ASX 300 roars 2.1% higher, but these 4 stocks slumped into the red More »

4 ASX stocks soaring today

S&P/ASX 200 jumps 2.1% to close above the 5,000 mark More »

Why Metcash Limited isn’t doomed

The demise of Metcash Limited (ASX: MTS) has been exaggerated. More »

Why saving and investing in your 20s is so important

Saving $10,000 during your 20s is better than trying to save $25,000 in your 40s More »

Stocks on sale! Get your bargains here!

The S&P/ASX 200 has dropped 17% in the past 6 months - time to grab some bargains More »