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:

Story Stocks in the Making

Why do many newcomers to share market investing seek the advice of history’s great investors and then ignore what they have to say? Two of the most successful investors in recent memory both shared the same belief: Stay away from businesses you can’t explain. Warren Buffet has earned the reputation of the Oracle of Omaha….

Agriculture Disruptors for a Watchlist

Many retail investors avoid staid old tried and true “blue chip” stocks in favor of stocks that excite them. High on the list of investments that get the blood pumping are the disruptors. The first entry into a sector with a business model that creates new ways of doing the sector’s business, challenging traditional norms…

Under the Radar IPOs

The global investing community eagerly awaits the launch of what could be the largest IPO ever issued – Saudi Arabia’s Aramco. Shares will not be available to ordinary retail investors, but that was standard practice for most IPOs until onmarket.com.au came along here in Australia, offering average retail investors the opportunity to bid on select…

ASX Medical Marijuana Stocks – Buy, Wait and See, or Stay Away

On 5 December of 1996 the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan, coined a phrase that should be etched in the psyche of all retail investors – irrational exuberance. It was the time of the dot.com stocks qualifying as “next big thing” stock market entries, sometimes backed by little more than a paper…

Graphene Additives Making their Mark

Some investors lose patience waiting for “next big thing” breakthroughs. The time between concept and commercialisation to generate substantial returns on stock market investments in companies involved with the reportedly revolutionary capabilities of the breakthrough and seem an eternity. Others realize the path from concept to profit can be long and torturous. Such has been…

A Biotech Conference for Stock-Pickers

Growth investors willing to take the risk to shoot for the moon find prime targets in the biotechnology sector. The “holy grail” of growth investors remains the ten-bagger (or more) popularised by US investor Peter Lynch – a stock rising to more than ten times the value of an initial investment. A recent example on…

Financial News that Matters

Investors all over the planet begin their day reviewing the financial news. In an age of information overload sorting through the often-breathless headlines can be a daunting task. Yet serious investors know that news moves market prices up or down and ignoring the news can have undesirable consequences. News affects market sentiment that drives the…

Cybersecurity for Hospitals

While news of hacking efforts at major banks, credit card providers, and large multi-national companies grab the public’s attention all over the world, increasing attempts at attacking healthcare providers should raise equal or greater concern. On 30 September Australians learned a major network of hospitals in Victoria was hacked, causing among other issues delays in…

Is it Time for Ardent Fixed Income Investors to Look for Dividend Paying Stocks?

As October dawned here in Australia, the once unthinkable came to pass – the RBA cut its cash rate to 0.75%, the first time in our history the rate fell below 1%. The cash market is the market for unsecured, overnight loans between financial institutions. Fixed Income investors who follow economic developments were not surprised,…

Contrarian Opportunities from Government Inquiries

Experienced retail investors are wary of business sectors that could be subject to the long arm of government regulatory changes. In theory, any sector could become subject to the typical investigatory process that precedes regulatory oversight. In practice, inquiries are more likely in sectors where government funding or regulatory oversight is involved. Recent examples include…