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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

GUD Holdings: Nice dividend, shame about the business

What: GUD Holdings Limited (ASX:GUD) today, 24 Jan 2012, announced their results for the 6 months to 31 December 2012. Reported net profit after... More »

Gage Roads: Something brewing in Fremantle?

Gage Roads Brewing Co Limited (ASX: GRB) could be brewing up a ripper result for 2012. After posting a maiden profit of $0.12m in... More »

Specialty Fashion Group shares hammered in “toughest retail environment”

Specialty Fashion Group Limited shares are hammered as it sees disappointing Christmas sales in a very tough retail environment. More »

Leighton Holdings returns to profit, but remains a high risk investment

Leighton Holdings Limited shares jump as the company returns to profit. The shares look cheap, but are one of the risker S&P/ASX 200 companies. More »

Iluka Resources: Revenues jump by 75%, but I’m steering clear

Iluka Resources Limited revenues are growing quickly, but lower zircon production and sales levels in 2012 is the warning sign that this may... More »

Flight Centre: Cheap, and flying below the radar

Flight Centre's shares are down, but the company is growing, sports a solid dividend yield, and the shares are trading at a discount to... More »

Super Retail Group: The super retailer?

Super Retail Group Ltd seem to be bucking the trend of falling sales and falling share prices that are apparent in many retail businesses.... More »

Platinum Asset Management: Not FUM anymore

A bet on Platinum Asset Management is a bet on a rising sharemarket. Do you feel lucky? More »

Matrix Composites & Engineering: Results trumps potential

Matrix Composites and Engineering Limited (ASX:MCE) has been awarded a cooperation agreement by a leading European oil services company potentially worth $35-$50m in... More »

5 safe haven ASX stocks for 2012

2012 might be grim. These 5 ASX shares offer some protection More »