Author: Bob Kohut

Bob Kohut
Bob Kohut

Bob Kohut has been writing about finance for more than 30 years. As an active trader he brings a unique perspective to share market trading and investing issues.

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Recent and archived work by Bob Kohut for The Bull:

Due Diligence by the Numbers

Social media platforms have played a major role in attracting the flood of new investors to share markets over the past year. Seasoned market experts have expressed concern many of these new investors lack the know-how to perform their own “due diligence” on a potential stock to pick to start or add to their investment…

GARP Investing

The ideas put forward by some of history’s greatest investors withstand the test of time. Some retail investors just starting out often guide their choice between growth stocks and value stocks with lessons learned from the past. Benjamin Graham and his heir apparent Warren Buffet offer advice on picking value stocks – companies worth more…

Buying Stocks at 52 Week Lows

Newcomers to share market investing looking for advice on stock picking quickly encounter two time honored investing maxims: Buy High, Sell Higher Buy Low, Sell High Investors looking for above average returns gravitate towards growth with the Buy High maxim, while bargain hunting investors look for value with the Buy Low maxim. The 52 Week…

Searching for Value

Some of the new investors piling into share markets the world over are attracted to stocks with rapidly rising share prices. Those who try to learn more about investing before pushing the “Buy” button on their favorite online trading platform discover the stocks in question are considered growth stocks. In some cases analysts label select…

New Investors

A Sydney based financial research firm – Investment Trends – conducted a recent survey that yielded some interesting conclusions: over 400,000 Australians placed their first trade in the Australian securities market over the last 12 months. One in six first-time investors is under the age of 25. Given the size and scope of market meltdowns…

Tech Stocks with Tailwinds

On 11 March of 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID 19 infections a pandemic. US markets plunged into Bear Market territory, but to the surprise of some recovered enough to post record highs by the end of 2020. The picture here in Australia was markedly different as the ASX 300…

Can Technology Rescue Coal

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) tells us coal was first discovered in Australia in 1797 in New South Wales, followed by Victoria in 1825. Early efforts to mine and market coal were less than satisfactory until the government stepped in in 1889 to begin registering coal producing companies. Given the fact Australia now ranks…

Imagine This

In the aftermath of the GFC, a new financial sector emerged offering unsecured consumer lending for retail purchases, with minimal if any credit checks. What is more, the loans were interest free with repayments spaced out over time and low late payment fees. Would you have invested in the sector? The once unthinkable now is…

Screening for 52 Week Lows

Surprising as it may seem to some, one of the unintended outcomes stemming from the COVID 19 Pandemic has been a dramatic rise in stock market investing from retail investors. This according to multiple sources around the world. The latest comes out of Europe where a survey sponsored by UK based ITI Capital found 39%…

Buying New IPOs on the Dip

“Getting in on the ground floor” is the bait driving investor appetite for Initial Public Offerings. The breathless hype tracking the post-IPO performance of a stock like Afterpay (APT) gets the blood pumping enough to ignore the alternative outcome – when the ground floor collapses into the basement. The trading year 2021 looks for a…