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:

Biotechs on the Move

No other sector better exemplifies the risk/reward inherent in share market investing than biotechnology/life sciences. The reward potential of a company successfully jumping through the substantial hurdles involved in securing regulatory approval for distribution to a sizable percentage of a population is immense. The road to final approval can be rocky with multiple ups on…

Travel Stocks Rising

Of all the business sectors crushed by the COVID 19 Pandemic, the travel sector was at the top of the list. As international and state borders here in Australia slammed shut, domestic and international air travel became virtually impossible. Lockdowns and “stay at home” provisions saw domestic travel grind to a halt. By November of…

Gold Miners Hitting 52 Week Lows

During the trading week beginning on 27 September, twelve ASX gold miners hit 52 week lows. From the Top Ten mining companies, five felt the pain, including the three largest miners on the ASX. Here are the eleven, listed by market cap: Newcrest Mining (NCM) $18.5 Billion Northern Star Resources (NST) $10.1 Billion Evolution Mining…

Interest Rates

At its 7 September board meeting the RBA announced a hike in the cash rate before 2024 is unlikely. The rationale for the decision was inflation within a range of 2 to 3 percent, which the RBA does not anticipate happening any time before 2024. On the economy the bank sees a slowing economic recovery,…

Consumer Spending Research Bullish for eCommerce

It might seem like an eternity since the world began to heave a sigh of relief on 9 November of 2020 as global pharma giant Pfizer announced its COVID 19 vaccine candidate was found to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID. At that time Australians could take some pride in the stellar performance…

BHP Makes Some Big Moves

Divestment is a term known to stock-pickers everywhere. When a holding or a prospect in an investor’s portfolio “divests,” or sells off one of its assets, the divestment can be a market mover, for good or bad. Be it a subsidiary company or interests in another company or an operating asset or one with profit…

Double Digit Earnings Losers with Double Digit Earnings Growth Forecasts

Twice a year Aussie investors who pick their own stocks run the gauntlet of earnings season. Full Year and Half Year Financial Results open the door for big and sustained gains or losses. To add to the mania there is the strong possibility the gains or losses will be fleeting, evaporating within days. As is…

52 Week Highs that Could Go Higher

When an attractive stock on a retail investor’s watchlist hits a 52 week high, the question to answer is will it go higher. Of the many newcomers to share market investing in the recent past, those who have gone beyond social media to learn how stock markets work have surely encountered a prevailing strategy for…

Deciphering Earnings Reports

For many investors checking out full year financial results is akin to a return to the days spent as the “kids in the candy store” with some money in their pockets. The question for the kids was the same as the question for adult investors – what should I buy and what should I reject?…

Navigating the News

In much of the world it appears many finding themselves in “stay at home” environments looked to fill their time with more than digital entertainment. Market experts have noted a wave of new investors who turned their spare time to more productive use — investing in equity markets. Researchers tell us the trend was already…